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Helpful (3)

Not too bad - lots of drama

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Xxx in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Xxx in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

Pros

currently working from home, manager is hands off - no micro managing, allowed to get the job done as i see fit in order to meet objectives.

Cons

drama, lack of processes, lack of foresight beyond the next quarter, constant change (not the good kind)

Advice to Management

provide the tools necessary for employees to do their job

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (8)

    Work Location Strategy is POOR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (5)

    All Across the Board!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In a company of 300,000 - there are a lot of roles... so there is very little limitation in what you could do! There are a lot of opportunities for growth in a number of areas. The people, by and large - are excellent and a joy to work with.

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance. A significant number of teams are offshore - so you feel your job is spending all of your time on the telephone all over the world. Visiting these locations is a great opportunity. Working around the clock on a consistent basis will burn out a team. There is no consist business/technology commitment. Many projects get cancelled after spending millions of dollars... figure out whether they should be done first - then have the courage to stay the course. Senior (long-term) employees do not feel valued... many times it takes 3 people to do the same job as 1 experienced person... yet the preference is to keep the 3 new college hires. Every company needs new blood - HP especially so, but they do seem to discard valuable members of the team (especially if they don't necessarily want to be on the promotion path) without much thought.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees fairly and respect the opinions of the experienced employees. You don't have to agree with them.. but should be fair and respectful. In too many places, the open door policy developed by Bill & Dave does not exist. There is retaliation for using it.


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