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"Excellent place to work and develop your career."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great CEO
Good career options on job board
Good work-life balance, Can work from home once a while

Cons

Salary is un-even across different HP groups
Salary for existing employees is low compared to industry in some groups
Horizontal career movements are not easy across org
HR needs to improve talent retention policies, current policies are failing or not being enforced.

Advice to Management

Workplace is dull needs to be more vibrant and energetic.
Re-organization - select new managers carefully, see they have good people skills.
Save good talent from leaving.
Plan to Investment in R&D is only on paper. Cost cutting is high.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Struggling, still trying to find its competitive edge. Growth and dependable employment remains an issue."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Its Legacy Reputation.
    Lots of good people trying to help it crawl out of a hole.

    Cons

    Lost its competitive edge even in the early 2000s when it was EDS.
    Was run through the last decade by people who did not understand the enterprise services environment and wanted to treat it like a product company only, which doesn't work.
    Gave the big competition, like IBM, the Indian companies and Accenture, a chance to make great progress.

    The answer through the last decade has been to try to cut costs to get to quarterly numbers. In a service company, that means cutting people. If you were in the wrong musical chair at the wrong time in the wrong business unit, you were gone. Performance didn't matter. HP would do whatever was most efficient.

    Advice to Management

    A services business is about people.
    Hire good people who are smart and understand how to service the customer and the model begins to work.
    Continue on your current path; and good people will continue to leave in droves.
    You have to find a way to become authenticly trust-worthy to your employees.


  2. "A global company focused on growth in the service industry sector."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global reach, leadership support once project is approved, appropriate levels of funding, experienced technical staff

    Cons

    Culture of "everyone gets to have an opinion", regional decision making that creates local optimization versus global benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Decisions need to be made quicker and based upon facts versus employee's opinions

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