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"Great people and opportunities but serious issues at the top"

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

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

Pros

Large company with lots of opportunities for exploring different businesses and functions. Great people. Collaborative. Flexibility to manage my schedule - to work where and when works best for me.

Cons

Too many years of sacrificing the future for the current quarter. Rewards have become too concentrated at the top of the company. Really bad decision making at the executive and board level for way too many years. Workload is ridiculous at times. Little to no time or dollars for training.

Advice to Management

Stop trying to grow through acquisitions (especially gigantic, stupid acquisitions!). Focus internally on innovation and invention. Create a more balanced bonus system (profit sharing rather than the ridiculous 'pay for performance') to give all levels of the company incentives, rather than just executives.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A Market Leader Under Siege"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    1. Satisfactory compensation and benefits
    2. Breadth/scope of IT businesses may provide career options
    3. High quality people

    Cons

    1. Quarterly performance emphasis favors expedient vs. strategic
    2. Lack processes to incubate new businesses
    3. Management risk-aversion stifles innovation

    Advice to Management

    Trying to execute an inorganic growth strategy without a solid M&A process is guaranteed recipe for failure.


  2. "HP Company Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Work from home, flexible working hours and comfortable working environment

    Cons

    Company profile is declining. Company is not running good and projects got cut off.

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