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"Somewhat haphazard experience, but treats employees well."

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Reasonable load, good benefits, treats employees well, and has many of the benefits of a large company.

Cons

Can have some busy work, harder to advance managerially and technically past a certain point, and has a lot of the problems of a large company. Plus, it is difficult to get meaningful raises.

Advice to Management

Find a vision and stick to it as if you were Dave Hewlett and Bill Packard. The board and rotating CEO's reek of the current incestuousness of big company boards giving money to their own friends. They don't seem to actually care. Megan Whitman seems different for now but we'll see.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Fine, if you like working for a huge corporation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Andover, MA
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Andover, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well recognized name and impressive history. Casual work environment a big plus. No start up work life balance issues.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to make a big difference or for professional advancement. Frustrating to see so much momentum moving the wrong way.


  2. "Getting better with Meg Whitman at the helm"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of work to do, you can move around, lots of courses to take advantage of. Work Life balance is possible. Good accountability. Most managers are easy to work for.

    Cons

    Pay is average, layoffs are still coming for next 18 months

    Advice to Management

    Innovation is key, in all areas of the business. The cloud can crush us if we don't get ahead of it.

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