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"Used to be an awesome company but no longer cares for its people."

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Current Employee - Research and Development Section Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Research and Development Section Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good health benefits; flexible work hours, family friendly.

Cons

Stingy paid vacation, minuscule annual salary increases which don't keep up with cost of living increases (usually annual raises are 2%). Promotions without a pay raise. "Do more with less" is the mantra, translation: you work more hours but never get a raise. Not enough value placed on quality of product/service/deliverables.

Advice to Management

Show valued employees that you want them to stay by compensating them properly. Cut back on the outsourcing - nobody performs their best when working 24/7 so they can meet with people around the world. The drawback of this strategy is evident in the poor quality output that results. Accept the fact that it costs money to make money. Stop cutting corners on cost of supplies and resources by choosing the cheapest.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Technical Service Representative IV"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    HP is extremely laid back and great to work for. Managers are always there for you to help with anything you may need.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for personal growth for this position. They tell you it is easy to transfer to other places, but takes a lot longer than they make it seam. Team leads are some times difficult to get a direct answer to help you with the issue you are having.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will find very nice, professional people, they can full fill your days

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, politics can be the highest in the industry; company let go valuable employees, and brings new employees at manager or above positions without impressive execution, they hang in there because look for the top when their performance is not competent as Meg will expect

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to encourage managers, directors and above to walk the talk, and hold truly competent talent (in last year up to 2014 a lot of outside hiring continues but we are not impressed).


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