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"Good company to work for"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Friendly environment. Open to new technologies

Cons

Cafeteria is very very bad

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Overall for 10+ years HP has been a good place to work; however, the current leadership is making big mistakes."

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    Current Employee - Legal in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Legal in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respected brand and still one of the top technology companies in the world.

    Cons

    Work-life balance used to be a major selling point for working at HP. Not anymore as the CEO got the bright idea that HP's turnaround is dependent upon people working at HP sites for "increased collaboration" and "sharing of ideas" even when employees don't necessarily work closely - or at all - with others who are at the same physical work location. As a result, employees are now being required to commute to HP offices as far as 1 hour away (and even pressured by their management to make longer commutes than 1 hour) to be less productive than they would be working from home. Ironically, many HP offices are currently at full capacity and don't have available space for soon-to-be former teleworkers due to the fact that HP decided to sell much of its real estate a few years ago because management at that time recognized that with improved technologies (including products that HP makes itself) it was no longer necessary to have so many employees working from HP offices when they could work from home and be more productive, happier and leave a much smaller carbon footprint.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow employees to work from home on a regular basis or you will lose your best people who value job flexibility and work-life balance more than pay and other financial rewards.


  2. "Mixed - partly good and partly bad"

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    Former Employee - Software Designer V in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Designer V in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Decent challenging work occasionally

    Cons

    Late to market, bureaucracy, Attrition, laid back culture in some orgs, constant shuffling of senior management

    Advice to Management

    Simplify, engage and motivate employees.

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