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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Turmoil continues to drive low morale"

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

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

    Pros

    What was once a pro, with HP, the size and stability of the company is now in question. There is still a good network of people. If you are in the right departments, that loyalty will pay off. I do believe that the company is doing the right thing with the cost reductions, in the right way. In the past, layoffs would be just a broad swipe with no regard for performance. That has changed.

    Cons

    Obviously, the issues around the board and Sr Mgmt, over the past few years, has been the hot topic. While the execs. talk about how that trickles down to the workforce, I don't think that they really have an idea...nor do they want to know. As is typical with most large companies, the layers of management and communication suffer. I don't believe that Sr Mgmt has a grasp of what the company needs to do, and how to relate to employees working paycheck to paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on which markets to target. Stop trying to be everything to everyone. It's too costly in today's environment. Doesn't make sense to continue laying off people while entering markets that are not profitable.


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