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"Satisfying and frustrating"

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

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

Pros

Have had some good managers that really care about their teams and try hard to support them. The saying is true: "you are only one manager away from a great/lousy job". Fortunately the good ones out number the bad.

Cons

Complexity, ambiguity, rapid change. These are typical in large companies. But there is a lot of it here. That coupled with the constant tension between IT and the business makes success and accomplishment very difficult.

Advice to Management

Relax the policy forcing all employees to only work in an office. Some of us are actually more productive (and happier) working from home. How can you state "mobility" is a strategy we support for customers but not for the employees? Why drive to an office everyday only to sit on conference calls and do email? This policy will result in good people leaving the company out of anger and frustration.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Enginner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The HP name on your resume.

    Cons

    Poor management really hurts the environment. Work a lot of hours. Work life balance is tough


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hewlett-Packard has no direction other then short-term stock value."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After 29 years, I had achieved a livable wage.

    Cons

    Laid-off due to age discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Identify a corporate direction other then short-term financial goals.


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