Hewlett-Packard - A good place to work if you're interested in technology; not so great if you want to develop your career | Glassdoor
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"A good place to work if you're interested in technology; not so great if you want to develop your career"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Cupertino, CA
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Pros

Great for geeks: lots of relevant technologies to work on. Plenty of interesting projects are available for people who like to get involved. HP has some of the most talented people I have ever met, honest and very friendly. In general, everyone wants to do the right thing to make the team stronger.

Cons

It is not a meritocracy; it seems like a "body is a body" regardless of your background or actual skills. Many people get re-assigned not based on their interests, but rather on the demands of the last downsizing. Reorganizations are so frequent that time is wasted trying to work with your new manager and new team every 6 - 9 months. Consistency in the management culture is lacking; very weak compared with other companies. The company does not invest in productivity tools; internal IT support is very weak.

Advice to Management

Measure and reward people based on stated quarterly goals. Have a true tops-down driven culture where the goals are completely transparent at every level, so that each person knows exactly what's expected, and can focus on both short term and long term objectives.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "HP has lost its luster of the old days."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in terms of hours and working from home for certain jobs within HP. This could be a big plus for certain individuals.

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement opportunities, lack of good leadership, lack of morally upright people in the leadership team, lack of competitive pay, lack of common sense sometimes. Not enough people with sight of a good long term goal and doing the right thing just for doing the right thing.

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing, even if it doesn't mean the best $ return in the short term. $ obtained through cheap short cuts that makes no sense in the long run or at the cost of doing something "right" should be avoided.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's OK as long as you don't get whacked"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility is wonderful
    unless you are customer facing, there's no dress code
    work your own hours
    work wherever you want
    pay is pretty good
    all the flexibility makes it a family friendly place to work
    There are lots of very bright, talented people surrounding you
    there's a pretty solid can-do attitude through out the ranks
    It's a BIG company and there are many different jobs/roles to explore

    Cons

    Sporadic layoffs keep everyone guessing
    company doesnt value employees
    promotional opportunities are limited, the right candidate works somewhere else
    the company is squeezing benefits and compensation, even the severence packages have been cut.
    The office environment is down-right weird
    Shrinking cubes, literally

    Advice to Management

    Value your people more - the bottom line isnt everything


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