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"Good company, not so good for employees"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good managers and colleagues make HP an enjoyable place to work personally. Work-Life balance is respected here, and on my team it meant working at home when necessary and flexible working hours. Managers will give you all the resources and training you need to succeed in your role. HP is known worldwide so you have instant recognition wherever you go.

Cons

HP has shifted from the HP Way culture to more of a profit machine. The growth period is over it seems and now the focus is on cost-cutting. I can agree with cost-cutting in a terrible recession, however, there comes a point when your employees deserve recognition and honor. A major downside to working at HP is that the company is too large with too many worldwide sites. This means that restructuring and layoffs are easily done, since they already have the resources offshore to quickly reorganize teams.

The annual employee survey recently said that only 45% of employees "when offered a similar position with comparable salary and benefits, would stay at HP".

Advice to Management

The company is profitable and sustaining the recession quite well. It's time to reestablish the core values and beliefs of the HP Way and recognize employees. A little does go a long way, and employee moral is a key element in company growth.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "HP senior management has forgotten that employees are the reason the company is successful."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The individual contributors are some of the brightest people in the world. True team spirit. Dedication leads to accomplishing very difficult tasks.

    Cons

    Lacking in true innovation. Benefits continue to be taken away. Little to no raises in 7 years. Employees are below company paybands. Stock options no longer available for general employees (only senior managers). Employee ratings are based on business performance, not individual performance. If employee does a great job but business struggles, employee is punished as a result.

    Advice to Management

    You MUST improve morale. It is horrible! Do not believe for a second that pay has nothing to do with the problems that are facing our company. Consider the fiscal growth that this company has gone through in the last 5-7 years and compare that to the lack of pay growth and fiscal rewards and you'll find a HUGE disparity.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "If you can find work elsewhere, do it."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems/Software Engineer V in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems/Software Engineer V in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job. Which is a lot in this economy

    Cons

    It's a job that sucks. We are no longer human beings, simply 'resources' to be used and discarded like tools or parts on a shelf when we are 'too expensive' relative to counterparts in other regions of the world.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to become human again. Learn basic concepts of respect, dignity, fairness.

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