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"HP is the place to be"

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Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

HP has become a meritocracy - strong performers who achieve results are rewarded comensurate with their contributions.

Cons

There is still a groundswell of tenured employees who "don't get it". They fail to understand that cost cutting measures enable us to invest in sales resources & R&D to drive innovation, become more competitive and take market share. You will read many posts about how "upper management makes decisions" - I have never worked for a company that is as crystal clear about articulating strategy & decisions and how they impact both the employee base and the company overall. It's embarrassing to read posts about ppl griping about meaningless takeaways - they fail to understand the economic implications of better deployed capital - despite the exec team's thoughtful explanations. Alas...

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work. Leadership is not a popularity contest - I applaud the difficult decisions you make that benefit the longevity and health of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "HP lost its "Way" yet performing well for short term results!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Program Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Program Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with are the best.

    Cons

    The HP Way is gone and the company's values are violated regularly by executive and higher management. Lost trust and respect for all employees. Innovation and long term strategy are missing. Cutting research will hurt the business in the long run. Mark Hurd has more responsibility running the largest IT company in the world. And he needs to responsibly act on it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your people and morale. Cost reduction for short term Wall Street gains is not enough. The cuts are too deep and people / culture are not attended to. M&A is not the only way to grow. Organic growth is important. Looking at data and past performance is not enough. Cultures need to be understand too. Losing ground as competitive player with talent and innovation.


  2. "A great company, but seems to be heading downhill in the last few years."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    HP has some of the best talent under its wings. All its employees seem very competent, but at the same time friendly. HP's products are high-quality enough that the brand has a lot of goodwill associated with it, so it's easy to be outwardly proud to work for HP. Many employees at the company have been around for decades, so they're good mentors and a good example that HP can't be /that/ bad to work for.

    Cons

    In the last couple of years the benefits have decreased. Many people have been let go -- some through a workforce reduction program, others through an early retirement program -- and those who stayed have a lower morale and are less proud to work for the company than before.

    Advice to Management

    Raise morale. Do the small things that are cheap but show that you care.


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