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"Not a clue about how to treat their employees!!"

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Former Employee - Business Analyst in Camp Hill, PA
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Camp Hill, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Was a job I had for over 4 years during the "Great Recession" it was nice to have a job.

Cons

Paid 20 -30K below median pay scale. Treated very poorly. Very low scale on the job training. Felt like a number. Some areas were managed like a fraternity/high school clique. Management by fear. Annual pay increases did not occur three out of the 4 years employed there. Never felt as if the ship was being steered in the right direction.

Case and point, HP had 3 CEO's in two years. HP has not come up with any new innovations to propel them forward or capitalize on any of their company purchases. Examples include: the BILLIONS of dollars used to purchase EDS, that was a bust. The stock prices went in the toilet over that one, and the Autonomy debacle also has caused serious doubts about board decisions. They spent more money making bad financial decisions when they should have been pumping those monies into R and D, Management training. and annual salary increases. Definitely not a good employment choice.

Advice to Management

Reinvent from the top down, make good financial decisions, accept blame and take personal responsibility when making any decision. Listen to your employees more deeply, and pay them fairly based on the work level and results provided. Pray that your company is around in 50 years or someone like Oracle will own you.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Great folks to work with, but HP Enterprise Services is still reeling from past management fumbling"

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Environment, Outstanding individuals and peers, Competitive salary & benefit packages. Top performers are generally rewarded for performance.

    Cons

    Services organization has lost its way and is still reeling under HP senior leadership fumbling. HP senior leadership is not committed to services industry which is why HP has not been able to pull in major wins. Short-sighted senior leadership actions over past four years (inclusive of EDS senior executives) have destroyed the Enterprise Services organization. The continued indiscriminate layoffs within the Services Division is highly visible to market & existing customers; resulting in HP "Enterprise Services" losing consumer confidence!

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision! Either commit to Services and invest strategically to create a single Services organization that can be leveraged to deliver outstanding IT Services. . . . or get out of the Services business! Customers will not buy from a confused vendor. . .


  2. "Great people, hard work, low wages, information overlord"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Laptop/Desktop Tech in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Field Service Laptop/Desktop Tech in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Promotions from within. This means your manager has done your job. This is rare these days, and golden for effective management. Work from home office. Company provides new laptop, cell phone, printer, office supplies. New company vehicle replaced every 2 years, with personal use allowed. Generally great coworkers and immediate managers.

    Cons

    Entry level pay while expected to handle job like it's your own service business. Having to order and pick up parts on a daily basis while trying to fulfil heavy daily service call requirement. Vehicle promoted as free in interview, but is actually considered a salary bonus, and taxed accordingly. $150 a month deducted for "free" car. On call every couple of weeks to cover major enterprise level customers like GE, and their mission critical server rooms. Even though you fix laptops 99% of the time. Server repair training all on line and overwhelming with the amount of models you need to study. Huge requirement to online training with no time for it. Because of expectation that you operate like an entrepreneur, the job takes over your life. Quota to come up with sales leads. Too many emails

    Advice to Management

    Don't put lower end laptop techs in the position to cover your high level enterprise customers. Don't make technicians sell; they hate it. Let them focus on what they're good at, fixing machines.


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