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"I'm here until my 401k vests!"

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Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

If you don't like your current manager, you'll have a new one within 6 months anyway. They started changing light bulbs in some of the conference rooms so you can see in them again.

Cons

Promotions, raises, bonuses virtually non-existent. I've been working at the company almost 3 years, and they're more than happy to pile on senior level engineering work while still paying me entry level engineer wages.

Worse than that, entry level engineer wages that are below average for entry level engineers and were only average 3 years ago.

More recently, some of the benefits of working at HP have shifted away. Concepts like working from home, scheduling flexibility, etc. that were invented at the old HP are no longer considered acceptable.

Lost some of my vacation time due to the holiday shutdown. You see, you're forced to take vacation at the end of December. However, they can say that there is a critical business need for you to work during that time with little notice basically robbing you of your vacation time.

Advice to Management

Make it actually competitive to work at HP.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Wanted to make it work, but they seem determined to step all over themselves"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good at creating a high level vision. An industry legend that you want to see succeed

    Cons

    Lost ability to innovate and execute. Management out of touch with the field...and not interested in addressing the issue.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the field. They have a lot to offer.


  2. "HP's arc of culture, performance and opportunity frequently depends on who your boss is"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    *Teleworking was a norm (now being discouraged)
    *Some very bright, hardworking people
    *Salaries can be competitive

    Cons

    *Management can be ever-changing, both in personnel and in direction
    *Those who rise to the top can be old-fashioned and stodgy about technology
    *Layoffs and outsourcing can affect even top-performing teams

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at whether the managers you think are great are simply great at managing up. Those in the trenches know who's being effective and who isn't. Really listen to those Voice of the Workforce surveys and then act on them. Not all value can be found in spreadsheets.

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