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"It was a great ride, but..."

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Former Employee - Sales and Alliance Management in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Sales and Alliance Management in Denver, CO
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Worked with incredible people on fascinating projects and programs. Compensation was fair. Good opportunities to work in a global environment in a variety of roles and functions.

Cons

Shift from a "we" are in it together to an its all about "me" culture in the last 10+ years. Too many miss-hires at the senior and junior executive levels.Many individuals who were once motivated by passion or at a minimum by duty are now driven by fear. Weak management development and succession planning. Constant reorganizations.

Advice to Management

Do real succession planning. Recreate a culture where you develop and promote from within. Trust people to make good decisions and give them the ability to do it.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "People are good and hard working. Management needs great improvement."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HP overall is a good place with a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Group by group or division by division...goals are not clear...and management is not consistent. There are many Director and VP levels that should have never been promoted to those positions. Most are not innovative and risk aversive...protecting their salaries and titles.

    Advice to Management

    The Executive Council needs to flush out bad VP's and Directors.


  2. "My time @ HP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance a huge benefit. HP is so large that the general work hours are 9 to 5 with little to no overnight email or late calls unless it's with China, EMEA or other regions. These are the exception not the norm.

    Cons

    Management doesn't always seem to see the trees through the forest. They tend to want your opinion (even with data supporting your opinion) and then decree their way.

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