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Hewlett Packard - Technical Analyst II

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Technical Lead in Austin, TX

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Stable job
Average pay
Work from home
Good Benefits

Cons

Limited Career Advancement
Under Paid
Decrease of Benefits
Decrease in 401k match
Limited vacation schedule times, i.e. Christmas shutdown

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow for career advancement
Keep good employees instead of hiring new employees to save on salary
Good employees who are efficient will make you more money

Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not the Company it once was....by far.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infosec  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Infosec in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    There is still some work-life balance....you just have to find it.
    The supportive attitude of the workers towards each other is great.
    HP job history may look good on your resume.

    Cons

    No career growth.
    Weak (self focused) middle management...who are managing upwards....poor leadership.
    No recognition for hard work...(well, other than getting to keep your job...maybe).
    Managers make up negative comments on Focal Point Review to control who gets bonuses.
    Benefits keep eroding every year..
    No pay raises (for Individual contributors).
    Managers do not support the staff or their decisions..(I had a coworker fired for a very minor issue).
    Work Force Reduction program is being used to dump older/experienced staff for cheaper hires.
    Company focus continues to be in off-shore/near shore with no oversight into how to manage or govern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the Focal Point review process.
    Dump the Voice of the Workforce survey...it doesn't change anything for the staff.
    Quit using All Hands staff meetings as marketing opportunities...try just talking to the staff instead.
    Quit pandering to the largest shareholders...HP was built on hard work from staff not them.
    Remove Mark Hurd from the Board...this is a clear conflict of interest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Management says "feel lucky we have jobs"

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    You'll work with smart and hard-working ICs (most of the time). Passion to produce a good product. You'll build good friendships because you'll spend more time with your coworkers than your own family.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth--or even learning. Processes and tools are so obsolete you'll wonder how a company this large and successful can manage business so innefficiently. HR is invisible and won't help you if you raise an issue even with all supporting evidence. Company and management take advantage of the bad economy so people hold on to their jobs. Leadership message is more like "Be happy you have a job. It could be worse." Employees are expected to put insane # of hours. Since many operations have moved overseas, you keep your US hours, go home, see your family for 1 hr if you're lucky, then jump on conference calls till way pass midnight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a management & leadership course. I'm yet to meet a good people manager with leadership skills at HP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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