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"Good before the crash."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pontiac, MI
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pontiac, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Above average salary and decent benefits. Work was fun and you personally felt part of something important and relevant.

Cons

Was a good place to work before the downsizing began. Employee morale is now at a new low and additionally "work-at-homes" are being pulled back in the office... not too long after they were told to work from home. The company functions like a drifting ship with no rudder. Management does not know how to get back on track.

Advice to Management

Invest in people... GOOD people. The manager should actually make the effort to help employees succeed instead of just going through the motions just to achieve their goals and objectives. A well running team that feels supported by their manager will excel and do whatever they can to make the manager appear impressive to his management chain. A manger that is too self-absorbed to care about the team will not get much dedication from the team.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging with room to grow!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant II in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant II in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large company, great benefits, great people.

    Cons

    turnover is quite often, since of the past dwells with senior people

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too many people managing up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Info Systems Architect IV in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Info Systems Architect IV in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Outcome oriented employer
    Telecommuting flexibility (trending back to the office)
    Interesting work environment.

    Cons

    Executive leadership transitory.
    Too many middle managers managing up.
    Management has little awareness of what is occurring in the field. i.e. it is not uncommon for others to take credit for your work.
    Investments in the future are scattershot and inconsistent.
    Relies far too often of the heroic efforts of good people.

    Advice to Management

    Realize all organizations support onsite customer work and telecommuting.
    You have a long way to go before your recognition and advancement systems have anything to do with actual job performance.
    Universal pay cuts and salary freezes will only accelerate your brain drain.
    Cut middle management.

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