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"late nights, long days"

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Current Employee - Test Technician in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Test Technician in Houston, TX
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

money, discounts, co-workers, location, career opportunities.

Cons

pay, management, ethics, morals, enviroment

Advice to Management

do your job

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "HP has lost its way"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Functional Architect in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Functional Architect in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Real effort to listen to employees and create a positive employee culture

    Cons

    Strategy & Vision are nascent and ability to execute is hindered by bureaucracy & politics dominating the leadership ranks. There are exceptions, but they are just that.


  2. "Great people recovering from unfocused leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HP has great people and a commitment to keeping and growing them as employees. You can still have a career at HP, as attested by my peers who have 25 and 35 years with the company.

    There is an ongoing focus on employee development with ample training opportunities within the company. Many groups have job rotation opportunities.

    The "HP Way" is a real thing. There is a real "open door" policy and management works with employees, not against them. Decisions at HP are by consensus, rarely by fiat.

    For technical workers, HP has a non-management career track. Engineers can become Specialists, Experts, and Masters, with commiserate pay and increased cross-domain responsibility. They sidestep the Peter Principle by allowing smart people to advance while not forcing them to get outside their area of competence.

    Cons

    The last 10+ years have been rough at HP as the upper management has tried, failed, and flailed to come to terms with the changing IT landscape. Leadership has vacillated from short term profit extraction to incompetence. It has been ugly.

    HP has not, historically, been very nimble. It's a huge company and can be slow to turn. It is unclear if this can change.

    Some groups have ongoing layoffs and outsourcing.

    That said, Meg Whitman has been a positive force for change and for once we appear to have a way forward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! We know that it will be painful getting HP back in the black, but HP has strong bones. We can be great again.

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