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"Conservative Mediocre And Out-Of-Tune, Yet Stable and Respectable"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Bengaluru (India)
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Bengaluru (India)
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1) Bank-job like stability (if you really care about this)
2) Technical career path that goes all the way up to VP level
3) Good middle managers (the top lot is rotten)

Cons

1) Bad senior management - the place is run by MBAs who do not understand technology and who are happy milking employees for everything they are worth
2) Treated like a resource rather than a human
3) Difficult to do out-of-the-box things
4) Environment is perfect breeding ground for lacklustre mediocre types who are perfectly content with retaining the status quo

Advice to Management

1) Act like a technology leader.
2) Get out of the MBA mindset and learn/understand technology too
3) Stop being so defensive as an organization
4) Get into higher margin businesses that allow you to pay your engineers more

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (5)

    "The bottom line...the golden rule is missing"

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

    Pros

    I liked it there for many years. Great people, collaborative environment, big company resources. Employees try to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Management is preoccupied with padding their bonuses and not sharing them with anyone. Many management decisions these days are penny-wise, pound foolish.

    Benefits are bad and are getting worse every year. Laid-off employees do not get paid their earned bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like you would want to be treated.


  2. "Value of Human Resources"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A Fortune500 company with great opportunities to get exposure to many different industries and learn about many different business processes, IT solutions and service delivery options.

    Cons

    People are mostly over worked and under recognized. The company does not invest sufficiently on training. Too much emphasis on self-help which does not yield adequate results both for the individual and the comany.

    Advice to Management

    Actions speak louder than words. Use less rhetorics and invest more in training and compensation. Human beings are not disposable items.


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