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"Don't apply here for a consulting position!"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant
Current Employee - Consultant
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Large company with some opportunity to move into other divisions if you can find a person to back you
Benefits are okay although limited choices
Not likely to go out of business - still ok in the laptop and printer business
Still paid when on the bench - won't be surprised if that changes...

Cons

Not very much control over placement on projects - you go where they want you to go and there is no attention to your goals. The people that staff projects are overworked and have no ability to really tailor placement well.
Salary is low - 20K less than what my current role would normally pay (average based on research) and despite making good money last year, HP used the economic downturn to force a 5% base salary cut across the board. Bonuses are a joke after taxes.
Advancement is difficult - many hoops to jump through to get a promotion and seems more a "who you know" and how political you are
100% travel is generally required with little regard to where you live. Have been doing a minimum 2+ hr time difference for the last 2 years. I have never been placed locally or the closer direction (West) even though I live in a big city.
Internal training site is good and free - but pretty much all you get. No formal training for 2 1/2 years now.
Company is more focused on selling products rather than services. Services structure keeps changing and reducing in number ,and increasing reliance on off-shore and 3rd party consultants.
HP is focused on the bottom line - make more $$ - not on the employees who create the products.
HP is currently looking for consultants since they have potential work but nobody with the skills- my advice is work for them through a 3rd party - don't join them!

Advice to Management

Offer a way for employees to offer candid, anonymous feedback on co-workers and managers they have worked with on projects. You give awards to people who leave work early and spend their evening drinking on company funds while the worker bees are staying to 11pm, are stressed and exhausted. Employees get reviewed, but aren't given the chance to feedback on the PMs and other managers. It's a one way street downward. Offer more options for formal training rather than having to seek "no cost" training options to keep skills current.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Would Not Recommend"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In my current group, I have plenty of job security. There is a ton of work to do due to increased project assignment without increased head count, so I'm never sitting around bored.

    Cons

    Current HR policy of no pay increase without attrition. HR motto of "if it's not broke, don't fix it." Compensation is non-existent, and employee programs and benefits are being reduced or eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    You better hold on to your talent or you will lose them to your competition.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Greedy Executives and full of politics!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Possibility to work from home
    Opportunity to understand how a giant company works

    Cons

    Full of politics
    Cost cutting practise as a way to compensate Execs business vision lack
    Execs gets more money cutting benefits and salaries to employees
    Changes are unlikely to happen
    very old style company

    Advice to Management

    I have a better adivice to investors: just get rid of the execs, they do not care about the company, they just care about a very narrow-short term positive P&L; Mark Hurd doesn't have a clue about create a long term plan: products are always shittier, resources are less and less, employees leave in mass. Despite all of that, execs get more and more money.


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