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Not the best, but there may be hope

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people are top tier and work well as a team across functions and entities. People are always willing to help you out.

Cons

The performance ranking / rating system forces some people into the bottom categories even if all objectives have been met or exceeded. Over the past decade there has been a constant stream of benefit and salary takeaways, especially during the Mark Hurd regime. They contibute some 401k matching if company finacial results are good enough. If you need a drink of water, bring your own cup - nothing is provided. Everyone's personal financial position is falling. No immediate increase in salary when you get promoted. Cubicles are being downsized and a large percentage of people are being forced to work from home with no reimbursements for phone or internet connection expenses. Upper management bonuses have grown wildly while the rank an file has been losing ground. I'd have to work over 1,100 years at my current salary to match Mark Hurd's compensation over the past three years, and that's prior to his massive exit package - add another 400 years or so for that.

Advice to Management

Treat employees as the asset they are instead of a "cost of the workforce" expense to be minimized. Reduce the disparity in rewards between upper management and the rank & file.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Can be a good company to work for if...

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    Current Employee - Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good place to work if you would like to know about how business is done in large companies with a world wide market for its products.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits sucks big time. No salary increases. Low bonuses. Too frequent upper management rotation- they are not in their current responsibilities for even 2 years and then they are rotated. New person comes in and then makes lot of org changes. The biggest gripe for all employees would be the total compensation for top management (the 6 or so business heads make millions), while at the same time they squeeze employee benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of focussing only on costs and firing employees, lets grow by doing some innovation for a change.


  2. Helpful (7)

    There is no HP-way ... there is no culture but just a job

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    having a job in the Sacramento area work-life balance and flexible schedule

    Cons

    the work-life balanance and flex schedule is a pro but it will bite you in your evaluation if you use it often. poor management. a lot of yes-people. stock options hogged by upper mgmt, directors and up bad cafeteria, cheaper to buy outside too much work, good people who leave are not replaced declining benefits 401k matching tied to company performance pension plan suspended no espp bad work environment, open area 3 ft high cubicles like those on TV

    Advice to Management

    HP is on a downhill since Carly Fiorina. Everyone though Carly was bad, Hurd is 3x worse. All Hurd did is make the rich richer, filthy rich to be exact. As what I said, HP is only good if you dont have a job.


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