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"Very difficult environment"

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Former Employee - HP Global Software Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - HP Global Software Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

HP is good at work-life balance and pay is good, quite competitive. Just don't expect a raise, ever. The culture favors self-promoters over people who work very hard, so if that's you then you might be able to carve out a career at HP.

Cons

Diminishing opportunities throughout the organization, very low morale, people routinely leave early (by 5 the HP Software building is a tomb), too many "managers" and not nearly enough people to do actual work. HP's management centric style and goofy organization of sales makes it very hard to close deals and then to build solutions for customers after the deal is closed. HP has a very hard time executing in areas that should be easy. The new generation of software products are inferior to the previous generation in many respects, and this creates opportunities for competitors, who are succeeding.

Advice to Management

Streamline the sales process and sell off underperforming assets. Scale back on management and enable your individual contributors to get something done.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Great place to launch your tech sales career!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entry level sales roles are manageable. Lots of training. Good benefits. Good growth opportunities. Strong brand recognition.

    Cons

    HP searching for its identity. Hope Meg really is the answer. Very complex company that has a lot of great people and products, but needs to get out of it's own way.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your sales people what they are worth and your company will turnaround much faster. Talent seems to grow there, then leave for better pay and more rewarding challenges.


  2. "Really good company that is continually improving to become a great company."

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Great people. Fun atmosphere. Awesome benefits and discount programs.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment. Compensation is not the best. Too many layers of management and frequent org changes.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees more frequently

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