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Helpful (4)

"Welcome to the machine"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Generally a flexible schedule, reasonable benefits (though they've been chipping away at them for years) and usually job stability.

Cons

At HP you're treated as simply a cog in the machine; yes, you might get some local recognition, but the company as a whole doesn't really care about you, your successes or failures unless it has a major impact on the bottom line. Watch out for the seemingly continuous layoffs, so to stay safe you need to scramble to make yourself look better than your peers. To do that you often have to sacrifice work-life balance because your competitors are doing the same thing. Compensation varies wildly, and it's impossible to get a raise even when promoted.

Advice to Management

Look to the past at the varied things that put HP on the best places to work list, and start doing them again. Happy employees can be productive employees; the converse is assuredly true. Treat people with dignity and respect, not as commodities and disposable tools. Invest in people, as they're the real future of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stable Interesting work, with no growth and raise in salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    Long term Federal projects, Able to work on different technologies with smart coworkers
    work from home option

    Cons

    Very difficult to get a promotion or raise and management does not recognize talent and hardwork
    My depenedent health coverage was dropped middle of the year due to a failed random audit check and management or HR does not care and provide any assistance.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize smart and hardworking employees and reward and give raises.
    Listen to employee recommendations for improvement of projects and reduce the number of mid level management positions.
    When an employee needs help (like loss of dependent health coverage) Please assist with Benefits center to resolve the issue and bring back employee morale.


  2. "I had a really bad experience working for HP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hewlett-Packard is a very recognize organization on the IT industry

    Cons

    The company only focus is in profits

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing in profits and start listing to your customers and employees needs.


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