Hewlett-Packard

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HP - not a great long term career prospect

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Outsourcing Services  in  Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Outsourcing Services in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

There is a fair amount of flexibility in work hours and locations, programs to work from home, etc.; immediate management tends to be reasonable and competent and colleagues work hard to do the right thing; Good place to get some experience to take another company

Cons

Big disconnect between Senior Management and Middle management and workers. Compensation is stagnant / declining: pitiful if any raises (1-2 % is a good raise for a top performer) with many not getting any increase in the last several years; unrealistic expectations from senior management results in missed bonuses for staff, poor employee morale. Lots of doublespeak and dancing especially regarding HR type issues and regular cuts to employee programs like stock purchase. Frequent workforce reductions at the staff levels. Executive level positions tend to be external hires, so limited mobility up beyond the staff level. Very short term focused

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep in mind that people are your most important asset in the long run and treat them that way.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Just like the rest...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Generally smart staffers, job flexibility is reasonable

    Cons

    Effectively no talent management, no opportunities for rotation, lack of an effective rewards system. Morale is poor right now...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to build clear system to rotate people into different jobs & functions. Promote job flexibility as a virtue to attract talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    HP review

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    If you manage expectations and perceptions correctly, short of macroeconomic pressures, you never need fear of being fired. Rather than fire you, it is far more likely that you would be moved from one department to the next. The best reason to work at HP may be that it is embarrassingly easy to hide, deliver mediocre performance and still receive a regular paycheck.

    Cons

    See the best reasons to work at HP... The best and worst are the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company desperately needs to raise performance standards and perhaps revisit the evaluation processes as too much mediocre talent exists in far too many places. The GE notion of chopping the 10% of bottom performers (across sub-performing business units) would wake up some of the sleeping masses. Also, the notion of attempting any type of centralized standardization by WW teams when the power structure is fundamentally decentralized strikes me as lunacy. Position WW as a service to the regions, be as specific as possible as to what services would be provided and how they add value, and slash any of the unncessary WW teams that are trying to move immovable objects.

    Doesn't Recommend
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