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"Nightmare - stay away"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Some great technology and a few decent people have hung on and are to be commended for their perserverance. HP, if it sees it through, will create better possibilities but it will be a while to figure out how to do this - I wish them luck.

Cons

Absolutely the worst possible management culture imaginable; from top (mostly gone - and rightully so as the news will bear out) to bottom. Managers are used to lying to employees to get deals done with favored reps. Salesfolk hired for their rolodexes - once this is exhausted and they figure out they are selling questionable products/support and are jeopardizing their relationships and integrity (about 3-6 months in), they quit. Extremely caustic treatment and outright boldface lying to the very people who interface with the customer so customer satisfaction low and reputation shot. HP stuck trying to unwind this nettle of lies which is a shame because the people who represented some very fine products deserved better - but that wasn't the goal of Mike Lynch and company, was it?

Advice to Management

Replace all levels of legacy Autonomy management and issue a public statement to existing customers that you will be in touch to introduce the HP way of doing of doing business; the customer-centric way. All should be removed to rid the culture of the toxic treatment of the customers and employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Supply Chain at HP"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Supply Manager
    Former Employee - Global Supply Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great, intelligent and very sincere individuals work in this company.

    Cons

    Internal management review processes are subversive. Claim teamwork is key to success, yet individual contributors are measured against their peers and ranked according to a semi-objective scaling process. Shift in supply and supply chain jobs to Taiwan lowers the opportunities in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "HP is a very broken, lost company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - High salary bands
    - Good healthcare options
    - Recognized name in industry

    Cons

    - Inefficient, wasteful, disorganized company with very slow/poor execution
    - Immense, paralyzing bureaucracy
    - Lots of in-fighting between departments, to the detriment of the customer
    - Zero company culture (sea of cubicles with zombie like clock-punchers)
    - Senior management is highly detached from reality. Also difficult to trust.

    Advice to Management

    Cut 2/3rds of the workforce and drastically streamline the product portfolio. Focus on professional services and continue with enterprise servers and networking, taking a page from IBM's book. Fix your Cloud Computing strategy quickly, it is broken. Get rid of all of the 15+ yr "veterans" who are zombie-like, no longer passionate about their work, and non-productive. FIx your highly bureaucratic, unpleasant work environment. Find ways to appeal to a younger, more vibrate workforce like Google, Facebook, Apple, etc. to attract new talent.


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