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"Good company struggling and needs stability"

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Former Employee - Director in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Director in Cupertino, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great people, amazing heritage, decent technology

Cons

Confused strategy and continual cost costing

Advice to Management

Provide stability and consistency

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A monarchy"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're very good at looking busy, pretending to be exhausted, and being quiet, this place will be a good ride for you. The benefits are ok, the culture has remnants of HP's glory days.

    Cons

    It's a feudal society. You won't believe it until you get in here. You'll find managers of dubious intellect, who will sacrifice their entire staff before themselves. MSN reported HP as 8th in the list of its 11 worst companies to work for. I would put it higher on that list. Their motto is "invent" and they used to do that. They're trying to jettison people now, and they're tossing hard working people overboard wholesale. The new motto should be "axe".

    Advice to Management

    Most of your employees are much, much smarter than you are. Listen to them, engage them in the management of this dying dinosaur, and by all means promote from WITHIN. Or die a slow death; the choice is yours. HP is so large, they can afford to be incompetent for a long time, but not forever.


  2. "Adrift"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's HP -- birthplace of Silicon Valley, stalwart high tech icon.

    Cons

    It's no longer "HP". HP MUST find it's way. If you are charasmatic and a turn-around guru, HP needs you. It must reinvent itself; looking outside has not proven successful; maybe it's time to bring back some former, sound leaders.


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