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"Will never become a big player because they don't treat employees with respect"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

HP recently purchased them and appears changes are coming (hopefully to management)
Pay is OK
They have Free Lunch Fridays

Cons

Treat employees poorly
Management is clueless
No advancement opportunities
No HR review process or annual raises (get your money going in because you will never see another dime)
High turnover rate

Advice to Management

Create a review process for employees and merit increases
It is hard to keep good people if you do not incent them!
For the love of god.... contribute more than $1000 annually to 401K. Most real companies match employees contributions!

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Local management has been able to make positive changes in work environment & employee appreciation over the last year."

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

    Pros

    The people are smart, fun to work with and collaborate well. Projects are interesting.
    Local management does what it can to offset the negative aspects of senior management's short sightedness regarding the work environment and foolish cost cutting measures.

    Cons

    Senior management has a long way to go to recover from the last few CEO policies that have valued company acquisitions, cost reductions and importing of external management well above investment in organic growth of businesses or employee talent. This is leading to poor long term business prospects for a company that needs to innovate and makes employee talent retention and development, problematic. Furthermore, it is not clear if the latest leadership has the resolve to reverse their recent predecessor's decisions in the face of short-term business problems.

    Advice to Management

    For senior management (not that they will be reading this, of course)... Don't assume only external companies have value or that they can be easily integrated with the current businesses. Foster an environment where internal business units are encouraged and rewarded for innovating and even let them propose completely new business plans, as necessary. Especially if the only alternative is to disband them entirely as they will be extremely motivated and bring the benefit of an integrated team with knowledge of existing company processes.


  2. "HP is overall a great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant IV in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant IV in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    HP is family focused and cares about employees they are working out the kinks of keeping good employees and dropping dead weight. I think over all HP is going to preform more to the standard of the client and focusing on things that drive the market.

    Cons

    HP is poor in giving salary and bonuses, they seem to care more about holding the money they have vs. putting it into the employees. They don't seem to understand that with out us they have no business.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about keeping up with competitors salary ranges.then about making a buck, keep the people you have happy and not worry so much about how large your margin is. Also we are a HW company not a software company.

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