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"Describing HP In a few sentences..."

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Current Employee - R&D Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - R&D Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Relaxed work environment, laid back staff

Cons

HP is still trying to figure out what it wants to do when it grows up, Meg is turning around the company but it is happening very slowly and HP is still stuck in the 80s

Advice to Management

Middle to upper level management needs to be a better conduit of top level managements guidance to the working level

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer III in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer III in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are quite good. I also have a good opinion of the people and the work environment. I started at HP as a contractor so I got to know the company. The people working at this location seem to be professional and capable. I have yet to run into personality issues. Overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    HP has drifted from its focus and should reaffirm its root. Focus on building things to customer satisfaction. You can tell people's morale have taken a hit from being made to sacrifice while management seems to line their pockets.

    Advice to Management

    You have some good people working for you. Meg Whitman, the CEO, is being given the "benefit of a doubt" as she settles into a new job. This shows much trust of a new CEO by employees. Meg can earn that trust by focusing on the basic principles in the book "The HP Way": don't skimp on quality, treat your people well, focus on fundamentals, and listen to your customers. Don't use buzzwords or empty approaches like "brand management". Focus on real problems and solutions.


  2. "working conditions for field personal, not enough people, working up to 23 hrs no relief"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    overtime pay, company vehicle, I can't think of any other pros except that it was a job

    Cons

    poor line managers, their only goal was to get their bonuses. They could care less for the work load and stress that they put their workers under. You had very little work/life balance it was mostly work. the company talks about it but that is what it is just talk

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing your people,if you have to do that then just get rid of them, "C" class employees create a stressful workplace for your "A" class employees, and after years of flustration of dealing with this environment, you are losing a lot of your great workers and you are left with those who are just collecting a paycheck and are home watching TV everyday before the work day is over. If you think that is not happening keep managing the same way you have for years, and you will be in the same place you are now. If you take care of the customer your numbers will fall in line, you have lost your focus on customer, you are so worried about your numbers that you are missing the boat with true customer satisfaction

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