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"Way too many chiefs that have no idea what everyone does in order to make them the big bucks."

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Current Contractor - Content Management Engineer in Dallas, TX
Current Contractor - Content Management Engineer in Dallas, TX
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Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Flexible hours and ability to work from home.

Cons

Management is so focused upon outsourcing to India, that they cannot understand how poor of a job the outsourced India techs actually do. There is a reason why the people located in the US cost more. It is because they do better quality work!

Advice to Management

Get rid of some of the excessive layers of management that are costing HP way too much money and stop the excessive focus upon everything India.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Mixed experience as a long-term contractor"

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    Former Contractor - Learning Program Manager in Marlboro, MA
    Former Contractor - Learning Program Manager in Marlboro, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and good products

    Cons

    Politics and infighting get in the way!

    Advice to Management

    Increase your investment in your people!


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    "Interesting place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - No micro-managers - you have a lot of freedom to get the work done as you see fit
    - Lots of responsibility for those that step up
    - Talented and helpful co-workers
    - Flexible work arrangements
    - Pay for performance - annual bonus for those who do well

    Cons

    - If you don't have the stomach for job insecurity, you might do better someplace else. This situation seems to be improving, however
    - Top performers bear most of the workload which can be daunting at times
    - The senior management ranks is a revolving door although Meg Whitman seems to be bringing more stability now
    - The company is very big which can get in the way sometimes - hard to know everything that is going on

    Advice to Management

    - Take a hard look at the delivery function and be sure that we have enough trained people to deliver
    - Stop thinking of HP as a printer company along - lead with services

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