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"Lost its soul as tech leader"

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Former Employee - IT Management in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - IT Management in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Work with people from many different countries

Cons

Focused on cost cutting rather than innovation. Focused on buying established but failing companies (Compaq, EDS, 3com, Autonomy) squandering investments rather than nurturing innovation in young new companies. In US focused on being Texas based company ( lower costs) rather than being founder of Silicon Valley ( where there are higher costs but higher rewards) Lost out on mobility, and cloud. No innovation since inkjet. Large because it bought failing companies (like Computer Associates did) rather than growth through innovation

Advice to Management

Understand tech innovation(creating the new) rather than operations (streamlining existing services). Build staff to make decisions through company rather than only have a top down / military style management. Understand Packard's HP Way.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

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    "World-wide Launch Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - World-wide Launch Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - World-wide Launch Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Independent, project management
    * world responsibilities: US, EMEA and APAC
    * some time flexibility with hours

    Cons

    * extremely low wages
    * no opportunity for progression


  2. "Autonomy after HP aquisition"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and Business card good medical plan

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals. Lack of Corporate direction and message.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on the number of meetings. Focus on getting better quality meetings.

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