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It's your reality that's bad, it's the unreality - that's my take on Mark Hurd's leadership anyway.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

- People in general are pretty easy going and knowledgeable, especially the few old-time employees that still remain
- Flexible work hours, great if you have a big side-hobby or outside of work project. I was able to get some finance certification on a side fairly easily while working.

Cons

- Prior to great recession there was a higher willingness to help between people, lower morale now. The company is promising to improve reward and recognition but nothing tangible yet.
- Do not expect any raises/job security
- No immediate benefits for learning and becoming an expert in an area, maybe job security but don't count on it.
- Paraphrasing the words of Dilbert's creator and the title of this review - Hurd's leadership consists of convincing employees that they are selfish for anything they get and it's totally ok for him to get 40 million bonuses. I have stopped listening to anything he says about 2 years ago.
- Benchmarking has made HP an average company it many respects
- Large employee turnover

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management has been cutting costs in the organization ruthlessly in order to free up capital for acquisitons of outside companies. Turn around and take a look at what you've done to the core.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Don't get your hopes up

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good benefits package
    Never a shortage of work
    Front line managers are usually pretty good
    Great training ground if you decide to leave

    Cons

    Never a shortage of work, but always a shortage of people to do that work.
    Relentless cost cutting has really taken a toll on morale.
    Almost zero work life balance.
    Extremely political
    No culture to speak of anymore.
    Never enough tools to do your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what employees really want and give it to them. A lot of lip service is paid to the employee surveys, but no one ever seems to be able to put any plans in place to fix the problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    One Giant Swallowed Another Giant

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    Current Employee - Information Analyst
    Current Employee - Information Analyst

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Name recognition of employer, opportunity for capable software developer to stand out among colleagues, plenty of opportunity to improve processes and software quality.

    Cons

    The acquisition of EDS by HP has resulted in a complete loss of control by local management regarding the compensation of its employees. I work for a very profitable account, but it was forced to reduce my pay by more than 25% in 2009 -- not due to poor performance of HP overall, but due to differences in corporate culture between EDS and HP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your overriding concern for cutting costs in the short term will result in a near-term loss of capable employees. When your long-term cost-cutting plans are nearing completion and you're poised to reduce the workforce, you will find that there's no one left who understands software well enough to solve hard problems and satisfy customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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