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big ideas bogged down by bureaucracy

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Former Intern - Cloud Services Automation in Roseville, CA
Former Intern - Cloud Services Automation in Roseville, CA

I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Laid back working atmosphere, nice on site facilities for employees, competitive salary

Cons

several meetings that felt unproductive, not much direction given by management

Advice to Management

define clearer goals for IT/software development

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Company has too many managerial layers to be effective. Difficult to react to market place pressures.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Strategy Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Strategy Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Senior mgrs. trying to right the ship

    Cons

    1) Forced Rankings - no teamwork mentality 2) Middle mgrs. focused on current qtr; no long term planning 3) minimal to no raises 4) no work/life balance. On duty 24/7 due to high work loads exacerbated by constant layoffs. People disappear but work/duties do not.

    Advice to Management

    Bonus drivers driving wrong managerial behavior; crisis management normal course of business. Eliminate forced rankings so teamwork will resurface. Right now it's everyone for themselves. Regain industry leadership versus being a follower Reinstate a robust R&D segment


  2. Software Testing Intern

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    Former Intern - Software Testing Intern in Lansing, MI
    Former Intern - Software Testing Intern in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at HP was a rewarding time that saw my professional skills improve greatly, but the career growth was not there. The project management team that I had while employed showed favoritism and did not show any interest in helping me gain the skills that would allow me to transition into a full-time position. At times it felt like there were certain interns that were given the benefit of the doubt when something was done incorrectly and others were treated as if they were on the verge of being fired if something was done incorrectly. Although there was no help from the project managers in my growth I did gain the confidence from one of the testing leads and she was someone that saw my dedication to the job and slowly gave me added responsibilities. I did have the ability to work flexible hours which was nice.

    Cons

    No commitment to professional development from PM team. Could be a hostile environment at times. No commitment to take time to understand how employees learn and utilize the skills and ability that they have.

    Advice to Management

    The advice that I would give management is that they need to make it more of a priority to help develop the leaders of tomorrow. Without the ability to be a mentor to the leaders of tomorrow you are doing a dis service to both the company and the leaders of tomorrow.


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