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"A "good" starting place to a corporate career"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Inside Sales Global Account Manager in Conway, AR
Current Employee - Inside Sales Global Account Manager in Conway, AR
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great Benefits
Good amount of PTO and vacation time as a new employee ( 3 weeks total)
Resume Builder
Strong bonds with teammates

Cons

Not a lot of room for advancement
Company needs to be more streamlined
NO pay raises

Advice to Management

Please be more aware of the role that you are managing
Show some humility
Actually care about the well being of your employees

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Great Growth Experience - Challenging Management"

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

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    HP's broad portfolio provides excellent exposure to and experience with the full spectrum of IT. As a Tier 1 vendor, HP almost always gets a "seat at the table" with clients when there is a major IT purchasing decision.

    On a personal level, I made many lifelong friends during my tenure w/this firm.

    Cons

    All of the executive management and Board-of-Director fiasco's over the past 5+ years, combined with multiple acquisitions have made the company highly dysfunctional. It was extremely painful to experience the company move from "growth" to "realign" to "turn-around crisis" in under 36 months.

    If you are considering joining this firm now, you need to have a strong constitution because you will experience continued turmoil and transition for at least the next 12-24 months. You will work very hard covering for talent shortages as more senior people continue to exit. And, depending on your role, being "new" will carry risk. There is an extremely high probability of more waves of layoffs as the ELT's tries to get the company off life support and back on some stable ground.

    Advice to Management

    DIVEST! Take the company back to the defendable core as quickly as possible before your best engineering talent leaves. Without some of the "rock stars" in product development (and you know who they are!), HP will be relegated to the history books in short order.


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    "it's been a good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    large, established company with opportunities for change

    Cons

    the "HP way" no longer exists

    Advice to Management

    get back to MBWA and the old HP culture as much as possible

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