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Former Employee - Svc Info Specialist IV in Manassas, VA
Former Employee - Svc Info Specialist IV in Manassas, VA

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

Pros

IT people (from former EDS) exceptional to work with.

Cons

Since buying EDS, not focused on IT, still hardware centric.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Company being rebuilt"

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    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. "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).

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