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"Good place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Lots of Opportunity, Future Uncertain"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great people and challenging work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Operations Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Operations Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, talented and positive people who are doing their best to make HP successful. Great opportunities to work globally. Very good salary and benefits, especially at the management level.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover and reorganizations at the upper management level, resulting in lots of churn on priorities, projects and what people should focus on. Hard to stay positive with all of the negative press - but that should lessen as HP's performance starts to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Be humble, listen to the employees that know what's going on at the operational level, and bring back sincere employee engagement best practices.

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