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"Senior Electrical Engineer"

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Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Culture, flexible working hours, great poeple to work with, great technologies and innovations

Cons

Slow in innovations, not effective decisions for future growth

Advice to Management

Speed up marketing and business planings and investigations, initiate major decisions and execute new innovations outside PC & printing product developments.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, schedule and are very big supporters of teleworking. There is a lot of corporate diversity and they are very supportive of work-life balance.

    Cons

    Moving from one career path to another is challenging if you are good at what you do (but most companies are like this except for small-mid which you have to wear many hats) Salary increases are very difficult to get, and you can pretty much "seep" sideways in a career for many years without being challenged much. Education is fairly limited to internal coursework and prerecorded modules.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take a more proactive role in promoting employee career paths and help them find the right fit if they are not happy where they are at - HP is a big company and should be able to offer suitable paths to all employees. Salary increases are pretty much non-existent, so like many larger organizations people find themselves stagnating.


  2. "Lots of Opportunity, Future Uncertain"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    o Many jobs are eligible for work from home
    o Pay can be good depending on job and location - bonuses are variable (sometimes 0%)
    o Challenging problems
    o Opportunities to work with some of the most brilliant people in the industry
    o Global perspectives
    o Extreme large scale environment with many challenges

    Cons

    o Work-Life balance - not so much. Typical week is 50+ hours. Sometimes 60-70.
    o Not enough people who know how to do your job - no cover
    o Benefits keep getting slashed - why? The excuse is that everyone else is doing it.
    o Offshoring mentality - many jobs moving overseas
    o Continuous layoff culture - you never know if you are safe
    o No carryover of earned time off. Must use all of your leave every year and be sure you save one week because you ALWAYS have to take 3-4 days at Christmas.

    Advice to Management

    o Hire enough people to do the job - just because one person knows how to doesn't mean you have it covered
    o Be realistic with budgets for the day-to-day items - discretionary budgets for lower level managers

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