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"Only focused on the bottom line - always has been, always will be"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Pricing Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Pricing Manager in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great people, good learning experience, great place to start a career

Cons

Terrible pay, their "Voice of the Workforce" reviews are a complete sham.

Advice to Management

Quit handing out huge bonuses to execs and pay the folks who really make the company go - individual contributors...

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Struggling to right the ship, buy not investing to do so"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large, diversified company with broad geographic reach.
    Salary direct deposit still taking place twice a month.
    New hope for turnaround due to the appointment of Meg Whitman as CEO.

    Cons

    Strategy du jour from upper management based on CEO or executives current hot buttons or highlighted business issues. One day it is innovation, the next cost savings, the next revenue growth, etc.
    No salary growth for past 5-8 years. Zero.
    Benefits are industry standard - used to be market leading in the 'old days'.
    Constant cut-backs and layoffs. Been told to do more with less many times over. Lots of talk about cutting out non-productive work and focusing on fewer things. Never happens though.
    Those left are hanging on in wait of an improving external job market.
    Ranking / rating system in dire need of a major overhaul. Can exceed your goals substantially but still be rated average or below. Profess to desire team approach, but rewards based on individuals outperformaing their team members leading to politics, infighting and catching the attention of management.
    Managers don't manage people, they perform the same jobs as individual contributors, but happen to have people reporting to them.
    No raises when promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Need to understand the turmoil and distrust that has been bred over the past decade. It cannot be turned around overnight, but if steps in the right direction are taken, it will go a long way toward moving in a positive direction. Focus on employee needs and feeding the innovation pipeline. Every thing else should be secondary. Quit hiring new Senior VPs externally. Have had several new executive hires after stating that we would promote from within (for a change). All this while getting rid of 27,000 employees through early retirement and layoffs. Shameful.


  2. "Good sometimes bad..depending on the account"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good sometimes bad..depending on the account

    Cons

    Salary range is too wide and the legacy accounts processes are not formulated properly

    Advice to Management

    Good sometimes bad..depending on the account

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