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"How not to return HP to its former glory"

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Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

HP's main saving grace, as an employer, is the quality of the folks with which one gets to work. Generally, they are driven to do that which is necessary to get the job done and are pleasant in the process.

Cons

* The continuous lack of/over generalized direction from management can sometimes be a challenge.
* HP has spent the last 10+ years creating virtual teams that work in multiple time zones. This has necessitated late and/or early working hours. HP employees have taken this in stride, as there was opportunity to work from home. This allowed for a reasonable work/life balance (to which much lip-service HP pays). Now employees are being asked to return to working at the office, even though many of those employees do not work with anyone locally and the commute to the office is a very significant journey (hours, not minutes). This return-to-the-office policy is being applied in a general manner without regard to team interactions/necessity or employee impact. Instead of helping HP return to its former glory, as is intended, it is a counterproductive policy which is making work difficult and causing HP to lose good people.

Advice to Management

* Quit generalizing. Provide direction that is relevant to lower level organizations.
* Meg, your return-to-the-office policy is counterproductive. You are harming employee morale, losing good people and creating a very difficult work environment.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Strong company but missing the old way about taking care of their employess"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well recognized company, with a strong brand. Opportunities to work with people from different countries and backgrounds.

    Cons

    Used to be a nice company about how to consider their employees. Unfortunately this has chanced drastically. Not to many opportunities now due to the lack of growth in the area. For the same reason increases were very sporadic.


  2. "Working as a contractor at Hewlett-Packard is awkward at best."

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    Former Contractor - Software Test Engineer
    Former Contractor - Software Test Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great, very knowledgable, always helpful.

    Cons

    Managing contractors was not carried out very well. The contingent worker liaison function was outsourced, and evaporated for a while when the company responsible for that office went out of business, leaving contractors in limbo for several weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Take a more pro-active position with regard to management of contract positions.


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