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Zero induction led to early departure

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Former Employee - Consultant
Former Employee - Consultant

Pros

HP is a large organization which offers lots of opportunities for 'can-do' people. Most work teams are highly motivated and there is a good deal of latitude given to all members. Commitment to 'quality solutions' is a big 'plus' and helps both customers and in-house teams work well together.

Cons

Little Staff Induction process is followed. Formal programs are offered and scheduled but staff are often 'cancelled' at the last moment due to 'customer priorities'.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure new hires are both 'scheduled' and 'attend' all 'New Hire' programs. There is nothing more de-motivating for a new starter than to be thrown into a deep pool without the prerequisite knowledge of systems and processes. I wonder how many good 'deals' have been lost this way?

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    Okay place to work

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer

    Pros

    Great place to work before management structure changed and attrition increased when HP acquisition news started;

    Cons

    Salary increases are minimal, very difficult to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and recognize hard work ethic to give feedback engineers deserve

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    misconceptions about HP India

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Someone posted a review which said that innovation is being shifted to india where it costs $13/hr and that mark hurd hired 12,500 employees while firing 25,000 in the US. If you mean the post HP-EDS merger, that is incorrect. They treat ALL employees equally based on how much it costs to retain them and whether or not the expenditure is justified by the incoming revenue. Low-end maintenance work has no revenue and hence cannot be retained in the US -without malice to locally available manpower. Consulting pays well and so they do have consulting staff in the US and they base their spending on what they can get out of it.

    Cons

    They squeezed the company dry of its fat till it started hurting the bones -not just in US, but also in India. They have a policy of not hiring people beyond a certain level of experience (no T5s and above without general mgr's consent). They don't innovate anything in india or in US anymore. Its all about saving costs and R&D is difficult to justify on the balance sheet. Without any engineering heavy-lifting, they don't need experienced techies either in US or in India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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