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"Great company, bad management"

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Former Employee - Solution Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
Former Employee - Solution Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great assets and a history to be proud of. Had a very strong knowledge management culture from the HP and Digital legacy. Huge opportunity to advance and learn a lot in one of the worlds largest IT companies.

Cons

Focused to much in acquisitions rather than innovation, leading to mismanaged and expensive product lines over time as the minds behind the innovations dropped of. Huge organisation leading to large overhead that killed the margins and competitive advantage in the services business.

Advice to Management

Get back to the roots. HP is a product company, not a services company. Get behind the policy of being first or second in every product and market segment you compete in.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Ok place to work, but not exactly stimulating at times."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Galway (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Galway (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly flexible in terms of getting the work life balance

    Cons

    Too much beauraucracy to deal with. And the penny pinching can severly impact my ability to do my work at times.


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    "Good Company Worst Process"

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    Former Employee - IT Operation Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - IT Operation Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Infra, nice people, good facilities.

    Cons

    Worst Management for HPIT, management here is busy in eating the 70% of budget rest they give to the employees in the form of so called HIKE.

    They Drive lavish cars and employee does not have money to buy a bicycle from their annul salary.

    They Just Hypocrites crying about the budget all the time, but for them it is never a problem.

    Moreover if you ask for hike they threaten to fire you and they actually did for a few people who were loyal to business working for more than 5 years.

    No career growth, again big term hypocrisy, you work day and night to find a job and move internally and all of sudden a manager comes up and says he helped you to move out whereas in real time if you ask to help you, he will just say that he will mail and try to fix which he never does seriously.

    How can he ? he is busy in watching you-tube and doing facebook time pass.

    They are just paid to keep their people happy as they say but they are big time failure in that, do not know why they are even there in the company, their entire work is done by team leads including people management, they just come to download using company network and watch you tube, play TT and talk about each other.

    Advice to Management

    DO SOME WORK AND WAKE UP, FIRE ALL THE MANAGERS FROM HPIT including Senior management.

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