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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Work your 40, take your lunch hour, and see it for what it is

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    HP is a great American business story, and it's still considered to be an amazing brand. So having this company on your resume certainly doesn't hurt.

    Cons

    Current managment talks through one side of its mouth about how much it values its employees and instructs through the other side to cut benefits, downsize its U.S.-based workforce, make onsite office cubes so small that a person cannot turn their chair 180 degrees without the risk of taking out their kneecap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell the long-term so short to boost your resume.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    The Great Divide

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Very complicated, highly matrixed global business environment delivering solutions to all customer segments with a huge portfolio of products... can serve as a great training ground for future career opportunities. The HP brand still has great "street cred" and there is equity in being associated with a market leader and Fortune 50 company. Most employees are of the highest caliber - intelligent, experienced, respectful, interesting and interested. The opportunity to have flexible work options provides more choices to fit your lifestyle (telecommuting,job sharing,flex time, etc.).

    Cons

    The new leadership team is clearly "penny wise, pound foolish" and an outrageously arrogant bunch. I think it will be very interesting to see where HP is a few years from now. The short-term cost controls may drive the stock price up and put Mark Hurd on the cover of BusinessWeek but are definitely putting the company's mid-to-long term innovation and growth at risk. Employee morale is at an all-time low. The culture is steeped with resentment, fear and depression. Senior management decisions appear to be based solely on internal politics and expense reduction without any clearly defined, customer winning strategies. The customer-focused, solution-centric, people-powered environment this great company was originally built upon (the formidable HP Way) is gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you continue to under value the workforce as you have, it will begin to erode our customer and product experience. Talk to employees and listen to what they have to say. Address the issues. This is the last of the great regimes, I think. Every other day I learn of another major talent choosing to leave the company - not because they are threatened by workforce reduction but because they want to use their brains and passion again in an organization that values their contribution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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