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"15 years that started out great but got progressively worse as time goes on."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very diversified - you can find a new career without changing companies
Strong leadership in many markets (X86 servers in particular)
1000s of fabulous people who work with you
A good place to start your IT career

Cons

Clueless senior management - brain dead board of directors
Miserly, and getting worse year by year - dedicated to not paying one cent more than the minimum
Market cap / shareholder value is In an absolute free fall
Cannot seem to leverage a cohesive solution that uses all the many reat products and services
Drive customers crazy with annual (or more frequent) account rep changes and inability to do the most basic business functions (quoting, customer support in particular)

Advice to Management

BOD - give Meg Whitman the time needed to clean up this mess - HP can't afford another new CEO
Meg Whitman - start over with USA ESSN Sales management (VP level) there are fantastic people in the middle management ranks who can run circles around the current VPs

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Overworked, underpaid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor II in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Editor II in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good vacation time and benefits. Good employee discounts. Good attempt at a work-life balance, though it's better in theory than reality.

    Cons

    Staffing cuts leave the remaining employees performing at least three job functions. Corporate rules make it difficult to receive promotions and salary increases, even with stellar performance reviews. Bad management at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees who perform well. Either revert the leveraged delivery structure back to an account-based reporting structure or encourage account managers to better accept telecommuters. The attempt at both is not working.


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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