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"Typical corporate politics, but a great company to work for"

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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great products, services, and corporate history. Very diverse and lots of flexibility to change jobs to prevent getting bored. Work-from-Home and Flexible working hours are great for work-life-balance.

Cons

Since 2000, corporate layoffs are pretty common which can be intimidating and affect morale

Advice to Management

Continue to strive to remove the politics and roadblocks to service delivery.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Can't wait around for a turn-around"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of truly great people work here. Many of my colleagues are absolutely outstanding. Despite anemic R&D, HP still has a lot of great products.

    Cons

    The company is a train-wreck, rife with executive-level mismanagement. There is ALWAYS the threat of lay-off, and the employees bear the brunt of the company's missteps and misfortunes over the last decade. This will not change anytime in the near future. CEO Meg Whitman says four years to get the company on track, which means another 4 years of career and compensation stagnation on top of the past five years (including one year with a 5% pay cut that we will never be able to make up).

    Advice to Management

    Get serious about Enterprise Services and stop letting the back-office manage everything. Get serious about cloud computing and show EVERYONE in ES how to sell it. Decide exactly how you want to compete in cloud services and then go after it.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It a total mess"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technoology Consultant IV in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Technoology Consultant IV in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work locations, work from home etc.. Manage your own schedule.. Sheer size allows you to reach out to large technical communities for help if needed.

    Cons

    Insane amounts of Bureaucracy... It amazing anything ever gets done... Upper Management changes by the day... And it shows sock is at 14.00.. Was around 40 a year ago... 3 different CEO in the last two years.. Two of which were fired.. its pathetic.

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