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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Does not appreciate their employees

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is hard to find a pro working for HP as they run their business based on cutting heads to meet their bottom dollar.

    Cons

    Entirely too many work force reductions over the years - especially the older seasoned experienced individuals. One could conclude the work force reductions are based on age, but trying to prove that legally would be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find someone to run HP that actually cares about the employees and not how much money goes into their own personal bank accounts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Process Support Specialist as a contractor for HP

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    Current Contractor - Process Specialist in Pontiac, MI
    Current Contractor - Process Specialist in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home as needed.

    Cons

    Working as a contract for three years for HP through Manpower. I received very little training or support when I first started. I have no vacation time, never received a performance review or a raise. Absolutely zero possibility of advancement or hiring on to be an HP employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer personal growth opportunities to contractors similar to what actual HP employees receive. Give us a reason to care about HP and the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Need to stick to ink and printers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large Company, huge growth potential if they choose to.

    Cons

    Not a good service oriented company. Employees salaries are dictated by stock price objectives. Company arbitrarily lost large %'s of their talent pool based on high level directives to cut salaries across the board for groups of technical job codes. Very sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary cuts on employees with 5-10 years seniority tends to leave a sour taste in employees mouth. Cause and effect. The employees who stay tend not to have other alternatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hewlett Packard is highly disorganized on purpose.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If your looking to get a job quickly and are willing to work for a low salary this is the place.
    They use lots of contract help garnered at very low wages. They keep everything disorganized
    with the thought in mind they can change their rules quickly.

    Cons

    Because their business model remains disorganized advancement from within is meaningless.
    You become easy to blame scapegoat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not the way to build loyal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    HP is continuing to enhance it's performance.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great team of people with abundant technical expertise. Lots of training opportunities for employees. Provides employees the flexibility to work remotely (of course based on business requirements)

    Cons

    Lots of focus on the bottom line while not enough focus on acknowledgment of employees contributions (from a compensation perspective). Employees constantly worrying about what is the next assignment so they can stay employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees that you 'really' care about them and their well being.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mostly positive experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Change Management Communications in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Change Management Communications in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally good career opportunities. Good culture & environment. Benefits were solid. Time off policy was on par with similar companies.

    Cons

    very difficult to get salary increases.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good before the crash.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Above average salary and decent benefits. Work was fun and you personally felt part of something important and relevant.

    Cons

    Was a good place to work before the downsizing began. Employee morale is now at a new low and additionally "work-at-homes" are being pulled back in the office... not too long after they were told to work from home. The company functions like a drifting ship with no rudder. Management does not know how to get back on track.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people... GOOD people. The manager should actually make the effort to help employees succeed instead of just going through the motions just to achieve their goals and objectives. A well running team that feels supported by their manager will excel and do whatever they can to make the manager appear impressive to his management chain. A manger that is too self-absorbed to care about the team will not get much dedication from the team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not as advertised

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've had some really great managers. I enjoy the telework option my team has; this is what is currently keeping me at HP.

    Cons

    Vague job description during interview and a bit mis-leading. I was moved into my current position without being consulted. I'm having a hard time getting my career path back on track.

    You have to use vacation days for the mandatory Christmas shut-down, or not be paid.

    Pay raises and bonuses are less than desirable while the company is still in recovery mode.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees what they are worth, especially if you want the young ones to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Just a launchpad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phone Jockey in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Phone Jockey in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Looks good on resume
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Terrible management
    terrible pay
    management lacks needed training, skills and common sense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the management teams you have now and get better ones. Current ones are in dire need of proper training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Field Service Engineer

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer Indigo in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer Indigo in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, work from home.

    Cons

    Poor management and constant changes in management direction. Poor advancement opportunities and retaliation for reporting management problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the field service people more and value contributions. Stop reducing salaries, reinstate pensions, offer stock options to all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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