Hewlett-Packard

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Ok Company to Work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Company has very good ethical anchor. Employees are frequently reminded through mandatory and effective online training.
Senior management frequently communicate goals.
Company has very clear vision. This is to be a one stop shop. Every move the senior team make echoes this goal.

Cons

Frequency of organisational tweaks can be frustrating. Cascading changes are easy to make but their effects are felt long after managment have made the change.
Resembles a government beaurocracy owing to it's huge size, far from nimble and our competitors know it and play on this fact with clients against HP during bids.
No pay rise for many years (pay/benefit cuts instead).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management should not enjoy a merry go round of job reshuffles. If a senior manager does not perform (thus causing the company to underform in a particular sector) sack him/her and not people who have far less control over the direction of the business.

No opinion of CEO

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    HP Joins the Grade B Companies working culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good place to learn on your own, costlier trainings are provided based on business needs

    Cons

    Less benifits
    lower compensation
    HP is trying to lure investor with all its cuts and reductions, however, it wont go for long as the product does not run company, its the good people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    well, agree that there was recession, however, there are companies who fought back and giving the employees what they deservs.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Endurance race!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    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
    Disapproves of CEO
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