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Fantastic learning and networking opportunities in a setting permeated by favoritism and passive-aggressive management

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Current Employee - Marketing Director in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Director in Cupertino, CA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1. Corporate culture that takes business values seriously, an excellent corporate citizen.
2. Diverse business interests in every technology market gives many opportunities to expand professional horizons in all directions.
3. Enormous opportunity to meet talented people and see interesting sights, globally.
4, Emphasis on and support for a good work-life balance.

Cons

1. Advancement to Director level manager, or Distinguished Technologist individual contributor, is based almost solely on upper management favoritism.
2. The company could offer a Jedi-level training course in how to use passive-aggressive techniques for personal gain.
3. Top management is isolated and disconnected from middle and lower management on all levels - personally, organizationally and spiritually.
4. Company HR is relegated to paper-pusher, memo-writer, rubber-stamper status who are only directly involved with actual humans during the hiring and firing process.

Advice to Management

HP's Total Rewards programs -in the areas of compensation and career advancement need to have the same metric's-based governance as the quarterly P&L to restore employee confidence in "the system." The company also needs to go back to basics in Human Resources programs and management - either that, or rename HR in the spirit of truth-in-advertising to the EPA: Employment Process Administrators.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Not the company it used to be, but still a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Work with friendly, talented people.
    - Benefits have been cut but are competitive with similar employers.
    - Work from home possible, flexible hours are not a problem.

    Cons

    - Almost continuous layoffs in various divisions since 2001. This situation has improved recently.
    - Teams can be scattered worldwide. Be prepared for late night or early morning meetings.

    Advice to Management

    HP has lost much of the original "HP Way". Take Packard's book to heart and bring it back.


  2. Helpful (13)

    RUN - Dont Walk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    Not Much anymore. 15 years ago it was a great place not anymore.

    Cons

    The Executive Management could not care less about employee morale. Executivews are only in it to make their big bonues while screwing all other employees. Horrible place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the excessive bonuses


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