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10 people found this helpful

Very bad employee morale

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Customer Support in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Customer Support in Austin, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

It's a job and a paycheck. Healthcare covered. 401(k)

Cons

Employees really don't have much value to the company - everyone is replaceable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More value should be placed on the individual and not on pleasing Wall Street.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 12 people found this helpful

    How does this company stay in business

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    401k (now that they gave them back)
    Health Benefits
    Stock options (Now that they gave them back)

    Cons

    Company forces a team to identify the person to let go (bad rating), regardless of actual contribution. This creates a "Highly Developed Social Order". It no longer matters what you contribute, but who you know.

    Many groups have managers which have no clue on how to solve the problems that they manage.

    Specifications? Plans? Direction? Whats that?

    Lots of people swinging hammers with no blue-prints.

    They took away 5% from ALL employees in bad times to "save jobs". When times were improving and profits are up (even during the bad times), first year they gave you back your 5% a "a gift" (like it wasn't your money already). Second year they promised to re-instated the loss for "some" employees (local manager discretionary) for year 3, and used this to not give it back for year 2. Pretty cool cost-cutting measure...good job.

    In summary.

    Year 1: Got your 5% back
    Year 2: Too bad
    Year 3: About 20% employees now working for 5% less than they started with, not to be revisited again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put competent people in charge and drive towards excellence. If a manger which leads a technical team has no clue about how to solve technical problems, they will drive the group to stupidity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful

    The senior management doesn't have any vision on how to advance the company to the next level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Large company, with some opportunity to move around within the company.

    Cons

    Too large of a company, too bureaucratic, too much layer, too political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire middle management in engineering who actually know a thing or two about building technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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