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"Employee treatment went out of the window along with gross margin reduction"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Global perspective. High quality of employees. Good training programs.

Cons

Very long work hours. Poor treatment of employees during current downturn. Outsourcing and cost cuts make it very difficult to make a difference. Almost impossibel to contact IT support or Purchasing/Procurement or HR or get any IT work done or . . .

Advice to Management

Need to treat employees with respect (and ethically) during the cost cuts and staff reduction process. Large mismatch between stated policy and actual practice.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "HP SC IT"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility of work schedule, some travel available, many learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Management ethics is poor. Its a smile and stab you in the back mentality. There is an underlying expectation that worker productivity should increase despite no rewards for employees. There is so much red tape involved in executing work that escalations often fall on deaf ears while the submitter is held accountable. There has been much discussion that the bar is being raised higher, while really its expectations are becoming more unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better, else the good ones will leave, and your middle managers will really struggle to pick up the pieces. The strategy of frustrating employees out of the company by overloading with work will just create a bad work environment for years to come.


  2. "Where is the innovation in "Invent"?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I felt that I was well compensated. I enjoyed the sense of team. I thought that the caliber of employee was very high.

    Cons

    Too politcal. Middle level management was not willing to take risks. The culture does not support innovation. HP is slow to market with leading technology.

    Advice to Management

    Take chances. Create an entrepenuerial culture. Too many processes are required to get anything done with hamstrings innovation. Be less focused on the analytics and more focused on the market.

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