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HP Throws a Lot at Their Employees Without Much Support

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

I really love how I am able to work from home and make my own hours.
* HP is open to new ideas. This depends on the group you are in. Some groups are more flexible than others.
* HP has great co-workers.

Cons

* I and others on the team have had to work a lot of nights and weekends, even on days I originally planned to take off. There is a lot of "get it done now" and tight deadlines.
* You always get this feeling that your job can be outsourced to India.
* It seems that only those in certain groups are publically recognized.
* They tell you there are opportunities, but they overload you with so much work, you are unable to go after them.
* HP is becoming pennywise-pound foolish. We have to go through a lot of red tape to purchase the software we need to do our jobs. In some cases, we are not allowed to purchaes the software.
* HP is putting pressure on us to go with "cheap" contracting agencies, rather than on contracting agencies that may be a little more expensive but provide quality work.

Advice to Management

Stop the self-congratulating webcasts and meet personally with those who work for you. How are they feeling? You need to walk around the “virtual” factory floor.
People are tired of being told by Mark H. that all of their jobs can be easily outsourced to India and China. We get the picture. Now give us some encouragement.
If you want the company to do well, nurture us as you would a plant. Give us encouragement and opportunities.
By the way, you are not providing opportunities when you throw a bunch of web links at us.

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