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"Good people, bad management, high turnover, some interesting projects..."

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Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Great people to work with. Non-competitive environment where employees help each other succeed. You will meet some old-timers that have been working for HP for more than 30 years. These people rock.
- Market average salary, benefits.
- Great work-life balance. It was rare working overtime.
- Recognizable brand -HP.

Cons

- Bad management and board. Previous CEO's have damaged the company and positioned it in a weaker spot than many competitors.
- CEO's/Management get away with high compensations and benefits while driving the company down.
- High turnover rate for employees.
- Project management is a big challenge. An employee might end up working on many projects at the same time, creating inefficiencies.

Advice to Management

- Set a vision and sell that vision to your employees and clients. Employees need to embrace that vision and live it.
- Listen more.
- Act more responsibly and let your salaries and financial benefits be more tied to your performance and the company's performance overall.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Great people, great pay, great working environment for Interns"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Supply Chain Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Supply Chain Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, co-workers, huge campus, full-time opportunity's for interns if you perform well. The new ceo is working her magic from all her success as the ex CEO of Ebay. She's doing great things for company.

    Cons

    Not sure how stable the job is, everyone is a contractor, people around me scared they could lose their job at any second.

    Advice to Management

    Management in the Supply Chain dept are excellent!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Highly Overrated!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of resources available. Lots of smart & talented people.

    Cons

    The company is very top-heavy with management. There are too many reorgs. The constant threat of more workforce reductions kills morale - especially when there are constant announcements of new management positions being created. Most in upper management haven't a clue as to their best performers. Many employees do as little as possible to collect their paycheck and make it to retirement - many managers accept/encourage this. Many in upper management make changes for the sake of change without understanding the customer nor business impact and to have/complete their own goals so they can pad their resume - they'll move on to another position before they need to deal with the negative effects of their changes.

    Advice to Management

    See cons above and actually make tangible and important changes in response to the Voice of the Workforce.

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