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"It was short and sweet"

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Former Employee - Marketing Director in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Director in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

It was a short lived venture

Cons

It was tumultuous day in and day out

Advice to Management

Take care of your employees

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "HP used to be a great place to work, now it is ok"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The first line managers are still very good

    Cons

    Top management and the Board have made so many embarrassing mistakes in the last few years it makes the future uncertain

    Advice to Management

    Don't buy other companies unless you have a good strategy for using their technology


  2. "Fun group to work with."

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of very sharp people working there. Products being worked on were cutting edge and unlikely to ever be outsourced to a third world country. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    The group I worked with had a female manager but no female engineers. Very odd. Management didn't review progress often enough, especially with new hires. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Specify goals more clearly to new hires to reduce turnover. My recruiter indicated that they let a high percentage of new hires go very early. Need a better orientation program.
    Female engineers generally make up around 30% of the workforce based upon what I have seen. I think I saw 10-15% at the locations where I worked.

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