Hewlett-Packard

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Experience is top notch; Pay isn't competitive

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

-Great work experience: this was my first job out of college
-Job flexibility: even though work from home has been scaled back

Cons

-Pay

Really, the only aspect of HP that drove me nuts was the compensation. I accepted an offer 20% under market value for my position (I needed a job out of college...). In 3 years time, I only received one raise to the equivalent of $1,000 with a couple bonuses mixed in here and there. Most others on the team didn't receive any raises during that time. I recently accepted another job that bumped me up 62% in pay.....to help me reach my market value. That is how poorly HP was paying me...

Also, due to the recent workforce reductions, HR fights to the death any kind of promotion and/or raise attempts by managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start paying people what every....other....company.....pays.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ready for a new challenge at a new company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    intelligent co-workers, fortune 1,000 company, diverse company, CEO trying to make things turnaround

    Cons

    salary
    future state of business
    CEO
    Upper management
    no room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Work Location Strategy is POOR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is possible, great people

    Cons

    Although there is much talk about career development at HP, there is an undocumented policy that only those who are currently based in an HP hub location (California, Texas, UK, etc.) are eligible to be promoted to executive levels. The company is also moving to eliminate all teleworkers from its ranks, regardless of the role that the employee has (global, etc.). This is very disappointing to employees who live 2+ hours away from the nearest HP location and are being forced to commute to the office (where they don't have any colleagues that they collaborate with at that location).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the company's work location strategy. It is causing some of HP's best employees to reconsider employment there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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