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"A sinking ship"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boise, ID
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boise, ID
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Lots of people, outside the company, remember the old HP, back when it was synonymous with quality and may afford one undeserved respect based upon that reputation.

There are some good middle managers left over from the past, though their numbers are thinning fast.

Cons

A game of musical chairs based upon seniority and connections.

Innovation is dead, with the exception of acquisitions which are quickly assimilated into the borg and reduced to undersized, HP clone operations.

Training and career development are not part of the new HP. Why train when you can hire from the outside?

Advice to Management

Divest the company and break it back into a thousand pieces. The economy of huge scale isn't working for you or your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Great opportunities, terrible compensation."

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant III in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant III in Pontiac, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities; amazing people - you can learn a lot, and they can make anything happen with very little. Fairly easy to move within the company.

    Cons

    Abysmal pay - not enough to keep up with inflation. Company loyalty does not pay off here, even with "meets expectations" or "exceeds expectations" performance rating, the increases and bonuses are a joke. Although, it probably depends a lot on the customer account. My account was very lean - no money here. I had funding for conference registration, but not for the travel, and ended up not going!


  2. "Overall, it was ok when it was EDS"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co workers were easy to get along with

    Cons

    No training in in 9 years (mostly with EDS before HP bought them) , funding shrunk on my account, no bonuses, few raises here and there.

    Advice to Management

    Be progressive, recruit better, get accounts that grow and have high visibility growth.

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