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"I wish it were more financially rewarding!"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Project-Program Manager in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Project-Program Manager in Herndon, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Technical training, cross-functional work experience.

Cons

A great change in the organization's corporate culture began in 2000. The resultant stream of acquisitions and mergers impacted policies on compensation for employees, and proved detrimental to employees well-being, and a loss of trust of senior management/ BOD.
My overall experience was not financially rewarding.

Advice to Management

Improve on policies for remunerating employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "HP has a lot of opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diverse workforce
    Business groups span hardware, software and services which allows for a lot of career growth

    Cons

    Many directors and VPs have no regard for the people who work for them and have poor leadership skills

    Advice to Management

    The corporate culture needs to be fixed


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Shrinking Markets, Low Profit Margins Affect Everyone In This Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company, which means there are many directions your career can take, with room for narrow specialization. Core values are high. Humane HR policies. Good benefits. Many employees have extensive experience and long tenure, lending maturity and stability to the company.

    Cons

    The company is caught between risk aversion and the need to innovate. Major product lines are in shrinking markets with low profit margins. Financial pressure is high; cost cutting is incessant. Morale suffers because of massive, unending layoffs, particularly affecting CA and European sites. Projects slip because because of the complex environment cluttered with legacy systems. IT workers can't use new technologies because of budget constraints or risk aversion. Most projects are staffed with people on three continents, making meetings and decisions difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing IT and engineering jobs. Insist on co-location, like the most successful software companies do. Go back to organic growth, not acquisitions. Encourage the adoption of open-source tools and technologies. Avoid strategic alliances with companies who may be tomorrow's adversaries.


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