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"Still a good place to work, but you better pay attention when they talk about globalization."

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Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Houston, TX
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Approves of CEO

Pros

The people, relaxed environment, benefits. The Parking is great. Flex time offered.

Cons

Outsourcing is taking the jobs overseas. Matrix environment tends to foster apathy. Company gets reorganized so often and quickly, that some things (initiatives and projects) tend to get neglected or dropped. Losing control of the engineering resources has a tendency to reduced the quality in the products. Dealing with the OEM's over quality issues can be reduced to quibbling over the documented contractual obligations, which are usually all too general and not specific enough to protect the companies interest.

Advice to Management

Support initiatives and projects better. Don't try to rationalize outsourcing with the globalization argument (i.e.: logistical reasons). There are some smart people here that understand the math behind the decisions.

Make sure the details in the quality agreements in the contracts with the OEM's outline accountability clearly.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Still a great place to work. Work-life balance is paramount at HP."

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Corvallis, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The diversity of people who work for HP, the strong emphasis on work-life balance (almost an obsession), the strong support for professional training both inside and outside of the company, very relaxed & casual atmosphere, flexibility in work schedule, etc.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. It's a huge company. Too many layers of management between the soldiers and generals.

    Advice to Management

    I think HP is going in the right direction by re-organizing HP Labs to focus on finding the "killer technology" or next blockbuster product, and obviously Mark Hurd has cleaned house operationally across the entire company. I think more could be done to trim fat in the management ranks.


  2. "Great people, great culture, will they meet their potential?"

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are great, the culture is wonderful as well.

    Cons

    Management has been very skilled at cost-cutting, now it's time to innovate and generate revenue.

    Advice to Management

    You have great talent from within the company, stop looking outside for help. Don't talk about simplifying the leadership structure only to later bring in top-level managers from outside companies at the expense of lower-level employees. It sends the message that the only way to advance is to look outside of the company.

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