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"Good workplace with emphasis on personal career and welfare"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer
Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

Work hard to drive innovation

Cons

still suffers the maladies of a big corporate

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Great people in the trenches, with out of touch senior management and board."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Certain acquisition groups do quite well (e.g. security and Vertica).

    Cons

    Management vacillation resulting in workforce instability.

    Advice to Management

    Cost cutting measures can bring stability to an organization if executed correctly. However, heavy handed WFRs (layoffs) implemented without awareness as to the reality in the trenches is risky. It is imperative to use a scalpel when "right-sizing" an organization as opposed to an ax. Fiat style percentage-based cuts, imposed from above, can often times remove those resources who bring substantial top-line revenue to a company.

    Short term profitability is great, but not at the expense of long term growth.


  2. "Hire better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated fellow employees. When I first joined 10 years ago, it was a fantastic company. It was like a start-up in a big company.

    Cons

    Not hiring management who cannot execute. Too hierarchical. Lack of accountability at the top. To bureaucratic. The HP Way is gone. Open door policy does not really exist. Not the place for the young and creative nor the experienced and hands-on management. Very sad, given how much talent was once at HP. I'm so much more interested in start-ups now.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better management that look beyond the quarter. You get what you pay for when it comes to management, young talent, experience, etc ... Grow through innovation and bringing value to customers faster, not simply through cost cuts. Finally, morale is poor.


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