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"Formerly great company now an 'OK' place to work."

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Major global tech company. HP did a great job of hiring excellent people in the past and many of them are still around -- great people to work with. Opportunities to work in global environment -- many overseas partners. Great learning opportunities.

Cons

The classic HP Way is dead, dead, dead! While we are coasting on the residual value of what was once a great corporate culture, we are now the moral equivalent of Walmart. Do it cheap! Offshore it! Make sure the payback is fast!
Benefits have been severely eroded, pay raises non-existent, and bonuses are unfairly distributed according to secret formulas. IT has been taken over and gutted by a bunch of goobers from Walmart and Dell. They believe their job is to make all users completely miserable and they do it well.

Advice to Management

They don't want my advice. Or yours.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Can HP still be the best and largest IT company in 2020?"

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    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    HP employes well qualified people. Work teams are highly motivated. Products are technically excellant, but marketing iw week in new product areas. Infrastructure to support employee productivity generally good.

    Cons

    Benefits policies targeted to become among the leaders, not a true leader of the best in the industry. Management by short term bean counter profit motives seems to be eroding long term company prospects. As a stock holder, I would like to know the company will continue to be a great company in the long term.

    Advice to Management

    Will your decisions help keep you and your best employees at HP to be the best company it can be in 5, 10 or 20 years?


  2. "It's not your Father's HP"

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    Current Employee - Account Support Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Support Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large IT company that is constantly growing albeit from aquisitions of other IT related companies. Training opportunities are numerous. HP still has a culture, at least in some areas where self initative is encouraged. In other words, management does not babysit or in many cases micro-manage, at least not in my organization with is account suppport and consulting.

    Cons

    Lack of pay increases for the last 4 to 5 years due to poor performance in my organization. Pay freezes, forced rankings, and continuous downsizing of employee benefits. It appears as though the HP way is a thing of the past. HP is just another large, shareholder value driven, Fortune 500 company. Making the numbers on a quarterly basis is more important than customer satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Return to the culture that made HP a great company to work for. Not necessarily the "HP Way", but at least be honest and upfront with the employees.

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