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"Not a great place for innovation"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Richardson, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

HP is great for people with low career aspirations and strong motivation to work short hours. This is great for family life and the expectations are low.

Cons

I joined HP around 2000. When I started, as a hw engineer, there were many opportunities to innovate and many people that I looked up to. In the last ten years all the main talent from the server division is gone and the moral is very low. HP is shifting to a Dell model of low-innovation and low-cost. That will be very dissapointing to anyone that is a star performer and wants to further their career. Bueracracy is high and individual contributors make very ilttle impact. In this era, it seems that the more interesting work is being done by our most progressive customers (google, amazon, msn, etc).

Advice to Management

Weed out the people that under-perform and pain the remainder better. Come up with a plan to retain and reward strong technical contributors.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Poor compensation and getting worse"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, flexible work schedule, telecommuting

    Cons

    Benefits have been slashed and pay cut. All upper management focuses on is short term profit. Can't get the support you need because of cost reductions. Morale is extremely low.

    Advice to Management

    Start focusing on the future of the company. Employees are fed up and getting ready to leave. Systems don't work and results in bad data and wasted effort.


  2. "Can't wait to jump ship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Storage Management in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Storage Management in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work from home, closed buildingto save costs
    new hp laptop

    Cons

    Pay cuts
    never know if you have a job
    Outsourcing to inexperienced
    No pay raises
    no chance for advancement
    Lead by greedy ceo that makes millions
    CEO to interested in short term profits
    CEO that thinks he is gods gift to HP ( BOOOO)

    Advice to Management

    come down to trenches and talk to your employees and find out how much time we put in to make the customers happy, which we should be rewarded for no more paycuts.

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