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"The HP way is long forgotten and employees are now a commodity that can be discarded to shore up profit."

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

I can wear shorts to work! Honestly the casual work environment is a big plus. I feel that the immediate managers are part of the team and not just supervising. HP does support education and work life balance which is a big plus.

Cons

Crappy IT support, the IT infrastructure has taken a big dive in quality since Hurds arrival. It is nearly impossible to buy a simple software application and the complete lack of support for Linux and OSX is hard to understand. Dysfunctional employee rating system, managers who may not even know your job skills locked in a room "fighting" to get their people ranked higher. Shrinking cubes really suck.

Advice to Management

Invest in keeping employees happy. Focus on Quality not cost.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Hey, at least it's a resume builder."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It certainly is a resume builder! At HP you will be overworked, undervalued, rarely appreciated and a lot of expectation will be placed on your shoulders. Your resume will practically write itself. You will work with some very intelligent people and others who make you wonder... how does this place remain in the Fortune 500? Management is out of touch and doesn't appreciate employees. However, your peers may very well be some of the most dedicated and brightest in Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch and does not appreciate the employees. Prepare to work well into the night without so much as a "thank you". There is a re-org very 6 months. Priorities change on a whim because someone higher up the food chain simply "wants it".

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees before they realize how bright they are and what a demand there is elsewhere for people like them. Begin to think strategically about what is best for the business rather than what personally appeals to you.


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    "The soul of HP has left the building"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a large company so there're usually better opportunities for lateral movement. There's also the cache of working for a Fortune 100 company. Finally, while the company can still do a better job in this area, there's good diversity in employees.

    Cons

    Large also means there's bureaucracy, politics and turf battles. More recently, the company has been cutting back on benefits, e.g. cutting back on tea and coffee service, cramming more people into smaller offices, smaller bonuses, salary increases, etc. Base salaries are still competitive but don't expect much else. Bottom line, other than being a large company, there's no longer anything special about working for HP.

    Advice to Management

    Cutting costs and operational efficiency seems to be the mantra but it's coming at the cost of the company losing its soul. At this rate, what will make HP attractive to top talent over companies like Google? HP has turned around based on higher stock prices (happy investors), higher sales (happy customers) but this has come at the price of lower employee morale. Unless something changes, I'm doubtful if this is sustainable in the long run.

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