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Endurance race!

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

Pros

Great work-life balance if you're not the front of a business. HP is a brand that will really impress in my CV. When you're lucky enough to find a manager with the HP WAY, it really shows you how 2 guys in a garage were able to build an emporium.

Cons

- Outsourcing jobs is a way of life
- Let me describe Hurd's management style: You pressure as much as you can, till the employee/division gets tired and finally retaliates; it is at this time that he knows they're at their optimal level and goes to find its next pray. ALELUYA for Business Optimization!
- Declining R&D. Have you seen when they talk about R&D they actually discuss a fixed amount instead of a certain % of total revenue like top innovators actually do?.
- Focus on 2 things: Hiring Sellers and Execs. What does this mean? It's an army with 10 high ranking officers but only 2-3 tired soldiers who actually do the fight.
- HR is a joke! No salary increases (at least in high-cost countries), forced curves in performance reviews leaving only a few people with the highest rank (what if there's a magic team that has 10 geniouses among their ranks? It doesn't matter, the "less" smart guy gets the lowest level.... It's that way!!)
- I have never seen so many OverHead in a company like in HP

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember what makes great companies, innovation!!! Look at Apple, they may not excel in every department but at least they're trying and winning; I can't wait to see the day when they decide to start selling Servers... HP/IBM/DELL shares will immediately drop by 20%, why? Because they're able to turn into Gold everything they touch due to the way they run their business.

I can bet that Apple at some time took ideas from HP Way magament style, and look at them!! Imagine what HP would be if they return to their former self with the muscle they've gained over these years.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Perfect Storm

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    Pros

    Professional environment, independence, self-directed work, ownership of results. Big push to convert employees to teleworkers.

    Cons

    HP Enterprise Services is in the middle of submitting its employees to the "perfect storm" of tough times. The combination of the economy, overseas outsourcing, and the aquisition of EDS, have all combined to make big layoffs inevitable. Big push to convert employees to teleworkers. Cost cutting environment is oppressive. I manage a multi-million dollar project and my company, one that makes printers, will not buy me a printer for my office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value that a PM with a long track record of dependable performance and great communication skills, and promote the heck out of that person. Don't nickle-and-dime them with cost cuts; give them some hardware perks for working for HP; a home office setup and mobile service. Make them proud to be a PM for HP, getting stuff done.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Hewlett-Packard review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Great career growth opportunities. the Company has a good reputation in the market place which is good when you want to move out.

    Cons

    Salaries are not comparable with the industry. at times you almost feel insignificant, which is probably true at most large companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better compensation if you want to retain your employees. Once the market bounces back, the retention rate will inevitably drop.

    No opinion of CEO
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