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"Just get the deal signed - screw the customer after the sale."

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Former Employee - Professional Services in Southborough, MA
Former Employee - Professional Services in Southborough, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great vacation allowance. Free lunch Fridays.
Maybe HP can fix some of the mess?

Cons

Everything else.
No review/raise process. Impossible to get promoted.
Unethical sales tactics like I've never seen anywhere else.
Support and services left holding the bag with a poor quality product that is next to impossible to implement and support.
Secret engineering team that nobody is allowed to actually talk to. You NEVER receive feedback on any bugs submitted unless you are working with the latest hot customer (the one with the most new business riding on the success of your project). Although I can't imagine they actually get any repeat customers. I think Lynch and Co. knew they were running out of suckers and that they had no good reference customers left and that's why they sold.
Everything is a fire drill - even planned implementations with a long sales cycle are staffed at the last minute. PS Consultants are shipped from one project to another in a big circle as each new customer becomes frustrated with the lack of knowledge and poor quality products.

Advice to Management

Keep purging all of the Autonomy middle management and horrible anti-customer anti-support, anti-employee policies.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Too large a company to be manageable"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, company discounts, pay is decent.

    Cons

    Company is too big for one person to feel he's making a difference.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  2. "great 12 years of my career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    many opportunities to grow your career. HP allows you to work your way into creating new business units which can be fully funded. an innovator and entrepreneur in me found this quality in HP most rewarding.

    opportunity to work overseas.

    consult and work with largest and greatest fortune 500 companies.

    ability to work on monumental projects and transform industries with HP's services capability.

    Cons

    its a very big company. lots of process. projects sometimes move slower than you desire.

    Advice to Management

    give more control to top performing middle managers

    too much paperwork at HP's cost can be reduced. example - hiring process is just terrible...internal hr recruitment does not have competitive incentives and doing more process then qualifying candidates.

    many accounts have too many projects which are not qualified and are not important to account or corporate objective....since HP loves tools, use one and make it mandatory.

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