Hewlett-Packard
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www.hp.com Palo Alto, CA 5000+ Employees

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

Marketing Director (Current Employee)
Cupertino, CA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros1. 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.

Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementHP'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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Corporate policy states HP pays for performance, but corporate management keeps tying the hands of local management to i

Technical Consultant II (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard


Pros: Local management is fantastic and dedicated to a balance of work and home. Getting time off for a family emergency… Cons: The company was never in finical trouble, but pay cuts were given with the economy as an excuse. Too much micro… Advice to Senior Management: Get on the same page as the local management. They know what is happening on the front… More

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A place where you can stagnate

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at Hewlett-Packard


Pros: Some good employees, flexible work environment, and an allowance of work… Cons: They started to force people to share cubes, cut peoples' salaries, and… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to the employees, stop the culture of seeming favoritism, and start… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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