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"Was a great company up until the CEO office door started to revolve after Carly F., Mark H., Kathy L. Leo A. Meg W. ..."

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Current Employee - Sales Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great professional staff and team to work with. Benefit package is competitive.

Cons

Poor & inconsistant leadership at the top.
1st line and middle managers running scared and do not care about ICs, only worried to save their own job. Moral very low. Culture is crumbling bad.
Employees will be over worked going into 2013-14 because of 28000 layoffs.

Advice to Management

Recreate an HP culture the company was founded on by Bill Hewlett & Dave Packard ... with real open door policies where managers care about people, re-institute MBWA, rewarding people based on individual results with generous bonus plans around company/group/team results, invest in R&D that focus on future technology (including Big Data, Mobility, Cloud) - don't just talk about it, Walk the Talk, move employees around with job rotations world-wide, bring in younger top talent from colleges with engineering and technical degrees combined with MBAs (not with Midieval History Degrees like one CEO majored in), offer generous stock options to promising employees (not just executives), support and invest in your local communities with the HP Brand that inspires employee leadership (it not just about working at HP 50-60 hours a week), bring back rewarding achieves club, Presidents club and allow spouses to participate in local team gathering activities, find ways to build stronger relationships with partners and minimize the threat of taking all your business direct, differentiate the company from others in the industry that leaves the impression the work place is a vibrant and fun place to work! There is a lot of work that needs to be done at HP. Good luck!

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Could be a great company again with the right leadership."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company makes some amazing products, lots of flexible options such as telecommuting to improve work/life balance.

    Cons

    Focus on individual achievement that discourages teamwork and makes project management difficult, lots of upheaval at executive levels and layoffs have deteriorated morale, difficult to make career moves without the right internal contacts.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more incentives for people to work as a team to achieve company objectives. Live the company values rather than just paying lip service.


  2. "IT Project Management"

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    HP offers felixable schedules for work life balance.

    Cons

    Job postings are not public knowledge to all persons working on the account. Poor Management...

    Advice to Management

    Company needs more HR presence, more training is needed for upper management. Management should asses past experiences, current compencies, and development acts. Hiring experienced managers is very important for a large company like HP. It's necessary and very important because HP requires management to facilitate HR duties.


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