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"Ok; though company needs to focus more on innovation; less on quarterly earnings statements"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irving, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irving, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Work/life balance. Employees empowered to make decisions vs. being micro-managed.
There seems to be a push recently for more innovation; which is good.

Cons

Management direction has changed quite often over past several years. Stick to what we do best. Need to innovate in emerging markets vs. investing $$$ into saturated markets that have limited growth capabilities. With the size of the company, I wonder if management has difficulties staying focused on the future growth businesses vs. managing the businesses that are in shrinking markets. Perhaps best to divest and focus on the higher growth potential markets.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Not a great place for a woman to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Providing me an excellent experience working with a global team. There were a few awesome employees who I learned a great deal from and looked forward to seeing.

    Cons

    Men are chosen over women for exec positions. You hear about big company news through the internet not from your actual company

    Advice to Management

    Support the younger employees and advance them. Do little things like provide free soda or snacks to boost morale.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good IT company, could be great with some changes."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible working hours. A large percentage of the IT staff is allowed to work completely from home. Getting time off for sick days or special events is usually no problem. Lots of very smart and talented people at this company and most are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Salaries tend to be below industry average, and bonuses are very few and far between. Lots of recent management shakeups, causing mass layoffs and salary reductions. Company has lost it's leadership role as an innovator and seems to be unsure of how to regain industry prominence.

    Advice to Management

    Investment in R&D and cutting edge technology are critical for a world-class business. Playing catch-up to the likes of Apple, Oracle and IBM is never going to restore greatness. Management changes, especially at the lower and mid-tier levels, while occasionally necessary, should be kept to a minimum to allow some general sense of stability and familiarity with performance. Having to change direct reports five times in three years is not good for morale or performance. Employee salaries need to be brought into line with industry averages and would be nice if bonus pools were funded at a level to allow more than the top 5% to receive them.

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