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"Great resources, some great people"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Strong sense of tradition, great exposure to lots of different spaces within tech, great opportunities to move around the company if you are a performer

Cons

Bureaucracy, lack of clear mission of the company, some corporate lifer type unhelpful colleagues

Advice to Management

Retain the high-quality people to form a nucleus for the future. Too much attrition causes big problems.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Management Lacked Focus When I was there..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working with peers the same age (21-25), if you enjoy the "sales" life then you'll love it.

    Cons

    The role I was placed in lacked focus from management, never knew exactly what I was supposed to be doing.


  2. "HP: Good for average sales reps; Poor for the best reps"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    HP provides the training and time to come into your own and the support to maintain good performance. There's an opportunity to move about in the company and experience multiple positions across a 10 year span.

    Cons

    In sales, great performance is not commensurate with great commission. If you're an average performer, you can reliably hit your OTE +/- 5%. However, above OTE, they find a way to limit your commissions. If they don't do it in year, they'll get you on your next year's quota. In addition, they love to micro-manage, and frequently come up with ad-hoc reports that will need to be submitted. This takes away from your time spent working on sales.

    Advice to Management

    Richly reward success. Don't punish over-achievers. That will only incent your best to seek work elsewwhere. Middle managers: push back on the senior executives that come up with more reporting for sales to do if they year is going poorly. That only exacerbates the downward spiral.


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