Hewlett-Packard - A proverbial 'How Not To Manage' a company. Every person is more inept than the last. Zero room for career growth. | Glassdoor
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"A proverbial 'How Not To Manage' a company. Every person is more inept than the last. Zero room for career growth."

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Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You aren't held to your ancillary metric of calls so long as you perform the actual task of sourcing meetings.
Fairly relaxed environment except when management is present.
Free breakfast Wednesday, free lunch Friday.

Cons

You cannot advance within the company and there is zero track for career growth.
Management is pompous, vindictive and petty. A company of many bads ideas.
Don't confuse motion with action.

Advice to Management

Quit. There's no hope for these people. I would say accept input from your staff but that's already in place in a kind of shrewd attempt at feigning interest.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Was a great company, still okay but not what it was..."

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

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

    Pros

    Great breadth and a wide variety of opportunities to develop your career, generally co-workers are the best you will find anywhere at a large company.

    Cons

    A lack of leadership and opaque layers of management can leave you feeling lost and under-appreciated. There is still talk about the HP Way, and many company policies to ensure fair and ethical treatment of employees and customers, but it is very easy and common to feel that problems are recognized, not solved, and there is a general drift toward mediocrity. A company that could be the best, but can be very disappointing if you are truly in search of excellence.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, the company needs a refresh at the highest levels, starting with the board. There is plenty of talent and experience at the individual contributor level.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Underwhelmed in Madison EDS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed office environment. Pleasant colleagues. Work from home appears to be an option.

    Cons

    Complete lack of quality management. Talent goes unnoticed by management because it is outside their knowledge sphere. Value-added is not harvested.

    Advice to Management

    The lack of quality management is hurting this product, severely.

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