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A silicon valley tradition sheds tradition for international competitiveness.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Broad product lines, opportunities for international assignments or moving among business units; leader in many markets presents interesting work. Ability to work with highly-talented engineers, or on the marketing side, global ad agencies. Hiring in some areas. Nowadays, that's saying something.

Cons

In my view, becoming fiscally aggressive to the point of stifling innovation, morale, and satisfaction. Average compensation, which has recently become more performance-driven. This is a plus and minus - top performers, as perceived by their manager, can receive higher bonuses; while the engine of the firm, the 'mid 60%', will receive middling bonuses and tiny / no raises. Can require moving business units or geography to advance.

Advice to Management

Keep walking the aisles. Spend time talking with employees, like you do with customers. Are we getting the necessary tools? Is our infrastructure adequate? How are work conditions and morale? Is cost cutting serving future competitiveness, or are we too focused on senior management's concern over stock prices?

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. HP - Still a good place to be, but sliding down

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager - Software Engineering in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - IT Manager - Software Engineering in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large, Stable company - lots of world-wide opportunities for change and flexibility. One of the main players in the High-Tech world, and likes to try and retain folks.

    Cons

    The company is big, very diversified, but current focus is on cost cutting and down-sizing like a small firm. This lead to lots of conflict, and also a poor way of getting things like basic job functions done. Also, each group is more worried about its internal priorities than how it fits in with the company overall. Lack of a cohesive leadership and direction

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the people, not the bottom line - you have a very talented team of employees, but current initiative and policies are suited for the Board / Cxx level in cost cutting and dividend payouts - you will lose the people that make that happen if you're not careful.


  2. how to survive cost cutting and still get your job done.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Hardware Design Engineer in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Electrical Hardware Design Engineer in Vancouver, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    interesting development programs with lots of invention good place to work while raising a family since you can do the 9-5 routine. the atmosphere is relaxed and most people are friendly. my management is pretty good about letting you handle your own time off and manage getting your work done.

    Cons

    hp is cost cutting at a rate which is impacting some sectors. always in fear of losing your job in the next wfr (work force reduction). the rate at which the IT group has become empowered has alarming and their attitude of do it our way or go away is causing problems. purchasing software packages for work has become such a lengthy process that by the time you get the software, the project is probably finished or canceled.

    Advice to Management

    1. recognize that your employees are intelligent too and give them the ability to get their jobs done. stop empowering bureaucracy.


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