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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexibility of work hours.
Brand recognition
Opportunities for career advancement

Cons

Micro management and more focus on financials than the solutions
Lack of recognition and rewards

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's a big, centralised corporate..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with some good people on sometimes interesting work and, certainly in my bit of the organisation, I don't have a manager breathing down my neck - there's some flexibility in how you work.

    It's a big corporate and so there are opportunities to work in different bits of the business and in different geographies.

    Cons

    There are many things wrong with HP at many levels. It's a big, US-based corporate that's hugely centralised. Local, country-based management, even those calling themselves 'senior leaders' have very little power to change anything so in effect they are managers (doing corporate's bidding) and not really leaders. There is a huge disconnect between the real US-based leadership and the real world.

    HP is into 'employee engagement' but cannot define what it is, but they think how to improve it is to provide incessant webcasts at every level of management every quarter. It isn't.

    Benefits have been eroded over the years - from offering a good benefits package it's now just about OK.

    Advice to Management

    Ladies and gentlemen, get out of your West Coast offices, travel (not just to the US) and physically meet real employees. Ask them what they are thinking and feeling and how YOU can make it better for them.

    Invest properly in your people. Allow them to attend proper, classroom-based training not just web-based training. Allow your people to attend conferences without complaining about the cost - you will easily recoup the cost in goodwill. Also, continue to reward your people; 2011 was a reasonable start but it needs to be just that, a start.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Technology is okay. but no raise in years. Local managers are good people. higher ups not so much"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very nice folks to work with here in Calgary
    - Friday free lunch
    - Pop machines for free
    - Calgary managers are good people but they do not have much power
    - Money is provided for you to take courses, certs, etc. Keep in mind that you must commit to staying with the company for the next 2 years though

    Cons

    - NO RAISES! I used to think Support Staff were the only ones who didn't get raises, it's a little soothing to know that the policy is company wide
    - No performance reviews
    - Upper management has their head up their butt it seems. They are completely out of touch with the concerns of employees who do all the work
    - Overworked Support Staff
    - NO RAISES! (yes I know i already said that)

    I have given thought to moving with in the company in the past but after reading the reviews here I will not make that mistake.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of your HUGE ego, listen to your employees for a change. Stop shoving things down our throats. Most of all give people raises!

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