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"A great company with dedicated employees, somewhat hampered by top-heavy management."

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Systems Engineer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

Pros

Meg Whitman has brought some stability and made sensible moves to bring the company around after the last few disastrous CEOs.
It is possible to follow a technical career path that is valued and respected within HP, which in my experience is comparatively rare.
There are plenty of real experts in this company who have been around a long time.
There are plenty of world-class learning / training opportunities.

Cons

HP is still reeling from the effects of a run of bad CEOs, notably the Hurd era where rampant short-termism ran amok to please those "investors" of the parasitic, asset-stripping mentality.
There's quite a bit of dead wood, especially in middle management.

Advice to Management

Try to hang onto your good folks.
A bit more investment up front - especially in staff whilst trying to build up businesses - saves a lot of firefighting and embarrassment later (tbh I've not worked for *any* company that really appreciated this, even with the wealth of HP).

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Company being rebuilt"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    most of crazy behavior is gone, the people who are left are actually very nice to work with. HP is putting in place new management who care more about people and communication

    Cons

    still a long way to go, some processes still not streamlined


  2. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    LIberty, flexibility, friendly, supportive, inspirational

    Cons

    Less exposure, less opportunities, narrow path


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