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"HP has been a great company to work for."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

HP has outstanding talent, some of the best engineers I have ever worked with. The culture, although not as great as in its glory years, is still among the best there is. HP really supports work-life balance and strives to be supportive of its employees. I've been able to work on many different technologies. HP has allowed me to grow and learn and that is one of its greatest strengths.

Cons

HP is becoming more and more average as time goes on. Doesn't pay as well as it should anymore. Not enough focus on high quality products as in the past. In the last 10 years there has been too much emphasis on purchasing companies rather than developing internally.

Advice to Management

Invest in home-grown R&D rather than attempting to buy companies to provide technology.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "for the most part"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    company has great benefits..actually excellent benefits

    Cons

    lower mgmt structure..mg1, mg2...are not in touch with employees..most are offsite so they have No idea what is going on..for the most part if they are not true managers who have done the position they are managing they tend not to have good knowledge to pass along to upper management when things are wrong. The group I used to work in had very poor managers and were very poor at both people mgmt and leadership. The department has been suffering for the last 3 years because of it

    Advice to Management

    stop sending jobs to Mexico and India. Train your managers to manage better and lead better. Invest in your U.S. Employees..actually talk to your lower level employees...not the mg1 and mg2 but the actual individual contributors in another means other than a survey. You might actually find out why you are losing your talented people.


  2. "A great company, though struggling a bit with weak economy and competitive situation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, broad technology product coverage, broad market coverage, really cares about customers. Great culture with a long tradition of being a good corporate citizen. Lots of technology innovation, as well as strong integration.

    Cons

    Too much senior leadership change (CEO level as well as SVP/EVP) as well as questionable acquisitions.

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