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Bloated Pile of Red Tape disguising a talented and driven workplace

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Current Employee - Software Developer in Boise, ID
Current Employee - Software Developer in Boise, ID

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great work environment and benefits. Friendly people with great experience. Campus is large and beautiful. Easy to shift between teams and experience a large variety of complex projects.

Cons

It is a large company. A company that tends to try and solve every problem by adding more layers of approvals, paperwork, and shutdowns then wonders why it can't keep up with other companies. Also loves to solve budget problems by cutting workforce then getting even more perplexed on why they are moving slower.

Advice to Management

You have an incredibly talented and powerful workforce. Give them the power to win! This means you have to take some risks but your people are very capable of minimizing these risks and exceeding expectations. Your release processes are so outdated, overprotective, and sometimes just plain absurd that none of your teams can reach their potential.

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  1. Great learning environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Turning it around. Some of the businesses have wonderful future ideas.

    Cons

    Still too complicated and fragmented.

  2. Firmware Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Roseville, CA

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The time-off policy is very generous. My co-workers were friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to pitch in. The work/life is fairly balanced compared to other companies. opportunities to work in different areas and with different technologies. Mentoring program allows less experienced employees to excel.

    Cons

    Being my first job out of college there was a steep learning curve and little time to adjust. work from home policy made getting things done with other people very difficult on a Monday for Friday.

    all major announcements from the upper management was cost cutting my removing benefits. Lay-off loom all the time which has an effect on morale.

    Raises became performance based which made it difficult for less experienced employees at the same level to compete more with more experienced.

    Advice to Management

    need to create a better training system or new employees/team members to help compete.

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