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"Software Perspective"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Development in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Business Development in Cupertino, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

* Potential to gain wide experience in management
* Exposure to variety of industries and vertical markets
* Opportunity to work with some exceptional, talented co-workers
* Telecommuting standard for most

As you would expect with an organization of this size, the experience at HP varies widely depending on your geo (Worldwide vs. Americas, EMEA and APJ), role (corporate vs. commercial sales team, legacy hardware vs. software vs. services) and ultimately your direct manager (or accounts if in sales). In a downturn, HP is a good place to gain or apply your experience. Some places are miserable others merely less so. The rule of large organizations and the 'sub-culture' of the particular group you are in rules more than any pervading 'HP Way' which was progressive in its time but is simply impossible to maintain in this size public company.

Software and storage-related areas seem the best places to thrive.

Cons

Frustrating organizational complexity
Disconnected and complicated processes that can hinder execution
'Managing to the process' is endemic
Poor communication tools from the peoplefinder sans titles to impossible intranet searches

Advice to Management

Hunt down competent leader-managers and create ways to keep them outside 'the system'
Fund emerging divisions with seed capital and allow them to operate independently

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Hewlett Packard is a good relaxed place to work if you don't mind the common complexities of a large company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems / Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems / Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Most managers are very flexible about working from home and understanding that a rigid daily schedule is not always desirable by employees. Dress code for engineers is very flexible and most people come dressed quite casually. For the most part everyone that you work with will be very bright and talented and working with teams from all over the US / world is a nice experience.

    Cons

    Little in the way of bonuses and pay raises. Senior management does not always provide much in the way of updates to employees. The management culture has also started to shift from innovation and development to just getting the product out the door whenever possible.

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on employees and less on the company's current stock price.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "I loved HP, now it's just a company that I once worked for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many job opportunities within one company (to continue seniority). You can change careers completely without ever leaving the company. That can be a great thing if you want to continue building on your seniority, but you may have to give up salary gains that you could see somewhere else. Many telecommuting opportunities which is great.

    Cons

    Office politics can be overwhelming. It doesn't seem like a very supportive work environment anymore, but it once was. It could just be my work group.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make people want to work at HP again. There are lots of promises of making changes based on employee feedback, but it never really seems to happen.


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