Hewlett-Packard - Size provides lots of opportunity, but its organizational complexity, processes, and systems are very frustrating | Glassdoor
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"Size provides lots of opportunity, but its organizational complexity, processes, and systems are very frustrating"

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Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great opportunities to change roles every couple of years to experience and learn a breadth of businesses. Flexibility to work from anywhere. Most people are great to work with. Finance can get exposure and interaction with high level management very early in your career.

Cons

The finance systems and processes are much too difficult. We spend way too much time getting the numbers and making sure they are right and they "tie" between the numerous reports. Even directors, managers, and high level analysts are spending unnecessary time doing this. There is too much time wasted on internal debates that finance gets stuck in between and even need to facilitate, and that ultimately do not impact HP's overall earnings.

Advice to Management

Every manager likes to gloss over the issue of compensation, but it is so poorly executed. I was ranked the top "K" when I was there, but never got out of payband 1. Some years my bonus partially compensated, but other years not at all. It is very hard to understand how hard it can be to align base pay with performance. Seems unfair that top performers have to rely on the variability of bonus because they are in a low payband, while other average performers have a guaranteed base salary.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "ok pay, but not too much stress"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    not too much stress, freedom to work from home

    Cons

    medium to low pay, not easy to improve salary

    Advice to Management

    please make easer to employees to jump to higher career opportunities within the company


  2. "Excellent Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many career opportunities within the company

    Cons

    High turnover of management and employees

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