Hewlett-Packard

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7 people found this helpful  

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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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 Your release processes are so outdated, overprotective, and sometimes just plain absurd that none of your teams can reach their potential.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I'm working with HP for more than 10 years in the technical career path, from Software Developer to Program Manager.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    - overall benefits are good
    - there is always a possibility to have "something happening" since the company is huge
    - flexibility and autonomy to do the work

    Cons

    - salary and HR policies are terrible
    - very old minded company
    - middle management prevent all innovation to emerge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on the turn-around

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Global presence, wide use of it's products in all industries. Renewed focus on R&D to grow business.

    Cons

    Constant threats of layoffs over the last 2.5 years. Stagnant or negative growth severely limiting raises and bonuses. With the reduced head-count, work-life balance is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the bottom line is important, they need to focus on the people who make the company work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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