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"great people but terrible leaders!!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

great people that want to do a great job but are "hamstrung" by lousy leaders and suffocating processes!!

Cons

middle- and top-level managers take incompetence to new, incredibly high levels!! processes allow very little room for innovation and quick reaction to customer needs...

Advice to Management

get a clue on what needs to be done to become a top-performing company by LISTENING to the employees that are actually delivering the work!!

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Lacking Direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The technology you'll get to touch and work with on a daily basis is outstanding. Lots of prototype hardware and opportunities to learn. The promotions I received were better than expected, and I had great opportunities to work with very knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    The company lacked an overall direction, as did my organization. Products continuously went back to the drawing board and incredible amounts of time were wasted trying to figure out what products to build. After a while, that gets pretty old. I feel like the company was improving significantly with Meg Whitman's leadership, but it still has a ways to go.


  2. "Nothing outstanding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, and getting better.

    Cons

    I'd say I'm in a backwater. Despite constant statements from upper management about innovation and change, there's little sign of any down in the trenches. In fact, there's fear of any change and constant irritation due to minor failings in support. Local change is almost non-existent, and corporate change is glacial.

    Pay is below average, and raises are slow.

    Advice to Management

    Less show, more go.

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