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"long time HP software engineer taking the buy out"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boise, ID
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boise, ID
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

HP has been a great place to work at for many years, good people, market leader in printing, and sometimes great and challenging projects.

Cons

While the theory was to hire cheap engineering off-shore to do the mundane, run-of-the-mill tasks for each release while the engineering in the states was then free to innovate -- I don't think it has worked that way in practice. It seems the off-shore people would rather innovate. Meanwhile market share is shrinking, wages stagnate while CEO's come and go with huge salaries and golden parachutes.

Advice to Management

The new CEO, seems to be making the right noises, but is it just talk?

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Dont work here...."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still some good people left from the "old HP."

    Cons

    Miserable work environment, constantly churning senior management that treats employees like expendable commodities and little chance for career development.

    Advice to Management

    You're not going to fix this company until you treat your employees like equal partners.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to hone your skills"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Segment Manager II in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Service Segment Manager II in Rio Rancho, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If achieving anything is your goal - then HP is the place. You have unlimited resources at your disposal to create the person or professional you always wanted to be, be it, IT, Support, HR, etc.

    Cons

    Right now, we have to worry about job cuts. But this is the corporate world and not just an HP centric issue.

    Advice to Management

    Hire non degreed professionals in key roles and say yourself a lot of money and not sacrifice performance!


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