Hewlett-Packard

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Not a company for a software guy to work at

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Former Employee - Systems/Software Engineer VI in Andover, MA
Former Employee - Systems/Software Engineer VI in Andover, MA

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Flexible work hours
Reasonable benefits, although they are being cut rapidly

Cons

No career future for software professionals
Lack of innovation and innovators
Not a company you work for if you are looking for career growth

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 16 people found this helpful  

    Management has no clue who pays the bills

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    flexible work locations
    get vacation when you ask for it.

    Cons

    You are a number, and considered an expense.
    20, 25, or 30 years of IT experience...no matter....will just call you and let you go....talent out the window.
    The EDSers who got bought were the best talent and they all make alot less now after pay reductions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers make no money for the company. It is the workers that do the work that allows HP to bill clients. Thousands of Brillant people are perplexed as to why HP has let so much fantastic talent go. 1000's of Brillant IT techies are incredibly smarter than 10 bean counters sitting at a table saying how to save money. It may take the company decades to recover after clients realize a lack of support and knowledge are available. When the best people see work force reductions, they leave the company before it happens to them, thus further reducing the intellect left at HP.
    Stop outsourcing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A pleasant, positive introduction to working in Silicon Valley

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    - The company is recognized as an important company.
    - From what I've seen, the salaries are quite competitive for the area
    - Management does not hassle you to be there at a particular time. They only care that your work gets done

    Cons

    Frankly, I haven't run into a lot of negatives so far. I suppose you can feel like a bit of a small fry in such a large company.

    My only real beef is that there are some silly rules about having to take vacation days during the holiday shutdown. You effectively lose four vacation days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's encouraging to see Leo's attitude towards employees. It remains to be seen how effective he'll be, but the general feeling amongst the rank and file is that he's a huge improvement over the person he replaced.

     In the wake of the last several years, do what you can to make employees feel valued. I hear a lot of bad feelings from some of the employees that lived through the last "administration".

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    Approves of CEO
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