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"Sad disintegration of a once-proud company"

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO
Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Generally great people to work with. Flexibility to work from home. Good equipment to work with. Understanding low level managers.

Cons

Rampant executive excessiveness (compensation, disregard of policies, disdain for lower level employees
Constant fear of layoffs
Very long hours
Unrealistic goals
Minimal rewards
Continually decreasing benefits

Advice to Management

Rename the company to Compaq. Any referral to Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard is an absolute travesty to these true leaders and innovators. Or better yet, leave and put real HP-ites back in charge so that Hewlett-Packard can return and replace "Hurd's Profits".

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Rome is burning"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules
    Bright co-workers
    Many employees are still holding on to the original HP ideals

    Cons

    HP is hell-bent on cutting costs and being "in line with the industry", yet demanding top performance from employees
    Compensation is deplorable. Many people are not even on the appropriate pay curves
    Time-off policies. We get time off, and we get told when we're going to use it.
    Benefits have eroded to nearly nil.
    Becoming more high-pressure, short-schedule
    The products we create are no longer all that interesting from a technical perspective

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes, smell the smoke, and put down your violins. Employees are very dissatisfied with the current state of things, especially "pay for performance" where even top performing employees continue to be underpaid while the execs pull in multi-million dollar salaries and bonuses.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company. IT is tough."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    HP is a very collaborative culture.
    Great, very experienced, talented staff.
    Executive leadership is focused and articulate

    Cons

    IT leadership is from Dell / Wallmart / GE and have a walmart mentality
    Executive leadership has signed up for unrealisitic overly agressive financial targets
    Staffing has been significantly reduced workload and stress levels high is some IT departments.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure VP's are aligned and working together.

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