Hewlett-Packard

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5 people found this helpful  

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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Too much bureaucracy and turf wars

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    egalitarian environment
    really smart people
    flexible work options

    Cons

    seemingly constant threat of lay-offs
    doing more work with less people at same pay
    salary stagnation
    limited opportunity for moving to different parts of company

    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
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