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"Things can happen for you, but it's a bumpy ride"

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Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Alpharetta, GA
Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Alpharetta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

A large organization with many resources, functions, events, if you can find the right contact. Been part of a group working on a cool technology that kept interest going.

Cons

A large organization with a good layer of bureaucracy, unhealthy doze of politics at top level. In and out of hiring freezes took a great hit on team and morale.

Advice to Management

Stop doing erratic decisions, and smooth out your hiring / layoff cycles. Too many layers of management. Better segment your business as there are many unrelated parts that share infrastructure that is designed only for the fattest cow. Need to become much more nimble.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "OK not great"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most people are very nice to work with
    1st line managers try to shield you from the politics

    Cons

    HP is struggling and everyone is fed up with the revolving door at the top

    Advice to Management

    Find out what market you want to dominate and go after it with a singular focus


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Mis-managed mess!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People. Great line, first level and second level management

    Cons

    Sr. Management does not understand the services business and have made a mess out of a great company like EDS

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