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"Gridlock at HP has halted innovation and productivity"

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Current Employee - IT Manager
Current Employee - IT Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Manageable hours and reasonable work-life balance.

Cons

disfunctional processes and procedures have created a crippling deadlock where nothing gets done without an escalation from upper management. There is an entirely disfuctional business model, especially within the IT organization. The next generation data center idea looked good on paper but the amount of gridlock and friction it has created, is beyond belief. More than likely the cost of all the delays and effort that goes into getting the simplest requests done, was not calculated in the total cost of the NGDC. It is crippling, extremely hard and frustrating for everyone to the point that the frustration level is at it's highest I have ever seen.
The cut backs and layoffs have created an avalanche of work that has buried the workforce to the point that to get a simple response from different functional teams required a heroic act. The workforce is overworked, under-staffed and overwhelmed. The complex system of processes and convoluted inter-dependencies has created a situation in which a simplest change or request within the IT organization warrants a long list of approvals from top management. No one is enabled or willing to make any decisions at the individual contribution level.
The never ending cuts in benefits and programs, combined with the difficulty of performing every day duties has created a stressful environment to work in.

Advice to Management

Stop thinking about the bottom line for a minute, and look beyond the next quarter's results for the wall street. Listen to what the people in the trenches are saying and try to fix the real problems.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Was great place to work as Electronics Design Engineer in the mid 1980's."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Fort Collins, CO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When I worked there as a EE in the mid 1980's, was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Now focussed on cost cutting, acquisitions, and much less on innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Return to company that can dream new products and successfully bring them to market. Innovate!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not so great if you are a contractor"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer (Contractor)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer (Contractor)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly very competent and very experienced bunch of software developers. You will learn a lot.

    Cons

    If you are a contractor, be prepared to be treated like an outsider...not by your co-workers but by the management. On the first day you join, you will be given an email stating HP policies with regard to contractors which include no taking part in HP activities, team lunches etc.

    Advice to Management

    contractors are also part of the team, so treat them likewise

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