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"Long time employee - company run by clueless executives who have no idea how to set strategy and implement"

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Current Employee - Strategy and Planning Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Strategy and Planning Manager in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Home office, but this perk is a mixed blessing. HP now has home office employees paying for their own Internet, phone service, printer ink (and we make the #*@!). What a cheapskate company.

Cons

I've been with the company for over 15 years...10 years too long. Have had 4 different jobs, and managers,in less than 4 years. There is constant emphasis on being 'innovative, creative, change processes, etc' but when a new approach is suggested the answer is that the team/dept/org metrics will be negatively affected, therefore, new approaches/change in process can't be accomodated. I've also never seen an org that LOVES producing pounds of PowerPoints. If there was a market for PP production, HP would be near the top. Too many manhours are spent generating pretty PP slides and then more hours spent changing them when an exec decides he/she doesn't like the info in the slides.
CEO-Meg seems to be having a fun time and is always so perky on employee webinars. Guess when you're making $$$ and asking your employees to not have a pay increase, you can afford to be perky.
The Voice of the Workforce (internal, employee survey) is a joke. The results, year after year, are almost the same responses but very little is ever changed. Should stop the survey as any survey that doesn't affect change is meaningless.

Advice to Management

Set a direction, simplify business planning, plan of action creation/tracking. Stop the PP insanity. Encourage PP pres of 15 slides or less - if a message can't be created in this number of PP slides then the person needs to go back to their office and learn to be sycinct.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Top Heavy Corporation"

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working in the healthcare applications section results in good job security. We always having openings at every level. If you are good at your job there are opportunities to move around and experience different accounts.

    Cons

    There are too many levels of management. The corporate hierarchy and processes make it difficult to be a manager. Even if the customer wants to account to hire (and will pay for) new staff, corporate won't approve it for at least two months. The hiring and evaluation process is out of the hands of the managers who actually direct the day-to-day work of all employees. If a person gets a promotion the company does not give the person the additional money. If a person leaves HP and comes back 6-12 months later, they will be paid at least %15 more than when they left. Lately, we have had so many issues with corporate technology it is almost embarassing to work for HP. I am applying for other opportunites both within HP and outside of the company. I have been contacted for interviews with two other companies within two weeks and still haven't heard from HP. Even a former EDS VP has recently resigned because of how HP treats employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the VOW survey. Stop putting up roadblocks to the accounts that are trying to represent the company well. Even though management is trying to reduce costs look at some of the open positions and find someway to quickly evaluate which ones need to be approved right away and which ones can wait. Why do these approvals need to go up to the VP level to get approved? Don't VPs have better things to do? HP will continue to lose accounts since at the account level, even though we have a great work ethic, the new coorporate policys and procedures make it very difficult for the staff to do a good job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "More reorgs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely from home.

    Cons

    Numerous reorgs became too distruptive. Navigating internally is cumbersome.

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