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in a niche business unit for telecoms market

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Current Employee - Presales in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Presales in Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Good camaraderie between colleagues in own team
Flexible work/life balance
Great brand recognition, and lots of experience in the field
Many experts to help get the job done
Good manager watching my back and steering the right direction (but might not always be this way)

Cons

Benefits package fairly basic
Salary under market rate and drastic cuts have been applied
Delivery org hold all the power, sales are a small fish
Red tape, Red tape, Red tape.
Pass the buck culture - nobody wants to make a decision, take on responsibility or do the actual job.
Culture of engineering things so that others to do your bidding
In the telecoms software domain, other big players (IBM, Oracle) have vested huge $$ in R&D and acquisitions and are very aggressive in sales. HP feel more arrogant, thinking their solutions are superior and have been around longer. Relying too heavily on repeat business and customers 'wanting' HP.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take heed of smaller business units which can provide very high profit margins - not only flogging tin and ink.
Take heed of the cuts made in recent times, and reverse them - they are driving away good staff.
Figure out and fix whatever is causing good candidates to not want to work for HP anymore.
Get the act together with Sales organization and give them the power to win more business.
Don't only look to the biggest deals, smaller ones can add up over time - especially in developing countries.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. Perfect Storm

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    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
  2. Hewlett-Packard review

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    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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