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"All the pros and cons typical of a large business"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Reasonably generous healthcare and benefits
- Opportunities for lateral growth
- Genuinely working to improve
- Most people are supportive, willing to pitch in and accomplish goals

Cons

Most of these are typical of a large company and so not necessarily cons so much as just something to expect. You're looking at HP, after all, not a lean little startup.

- Things take time: bureaucracy, processes, platforms, and resources can slow down the pace of development. It helps maintain consistency, legality, and quality of content, but it does mean you shouldn't expect new collateral to have a half day turnaround, for example.
- As with any company comprised of thousands of offerings both acquired and home grown, there are myriad ways of going about the same thing between teams. Even figuring out which teams to involve in projects or requests can be a challenge.
- Frequent organizational restructuring: during my time at HP, drastic reorgs have taken place as often as once a year. These majorly impacted head count, daily processes and project responsibilities. Fairly typical of a large company that's continually trying to find that magical organizational outline, but still challenging. Expect to constantly reestablish and streamline efficient ways to get stuff done with new teams and people.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Not what it used to be, only continuing to decline"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good learning ground in many fronts - technical, business cases (many of what not to do), variety of industries covered, etc. Diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Below industry standards of salary for majority, declining quality, rotating workforce, constant reorganization, HUGE lack of quality management (thus all the prior items)

    Advice to Management

    The mentality that "people are replaceable and interchangeable assets", the international outsourcing of everything, and the lack of quality leaders throughout the deep hierarchy, has left a very un-loyal, un-motivated, less efficient, less effective workforce that is costing you and your customers TONS. I'm sure Bill and Dave are rolling over in disgust and disappointment.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Business Analyst within Supply Chain Operations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty laid back. Direct Managers are fair to their employees. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Some verbal employee recognition on jobs well done, but very little financial recognition. The Working from Home benefit has been revoked by Upper Management and this has blown up in their face.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees be more productive by Working from Home. Saves time and money for employee and is quite motivating in a very faced paced industry.


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