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"Positive"

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Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great people to work with. Always new projects coming your way. HP is making a great turnaround for the company.

Cons

Company seems to be more interested in recent college grads instead of promoting experienced contractors seeking permanent positions.

Advice to Management

Recognize the talented pool of contractors currently working for HP and give them a chance to be part of the HP family

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Might be good for stock holders, but killing off great talent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Solid benefits. Facilities in bay area are improving to be competitive with other bay area companies. Work life balance is good. HP charitable giving opportunities are top notch.

    Cons

    Meg has recently instituted a new policy to "bring everyone back to the office". This means that if you are within an hour drive of an HP office, you are expected to be in the office everyday that you're not traveling on business. The only exception is sales and services professionals. Folks who don't have a field role or aren't within an hour drive of an office should be actively looking for their next job outside of HP.
    In addition, a new policy restricts the rehire of anyone laid off in the last couple years, while looking to hire "more early career talent". So in a nutshell, don't expect to retire from HP.
    Leadership is in turmoil at the moment, seems to be lots of external/unknown leaders coming into the company - uncertain about their impact yet.

    Advice to Management

    The smartest talent isn't in silicon valley, while I approve the idea of greater interaction between employees, your plan to bring everyone back to the office is short sighted and will ultimately kill the values that Dave and Bill built the organization around (IMHO).


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of work life balance during my last job assignment, there was enough work for 2+."

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    Former Employee - Account Delivery Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Account Delivery Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are so many great hard working people. There is also so much great diversity and experienced from employees of the companies like DEC, Compaq, Tandem. Have met co-workers who will be lifetime friends and colleagues. Company has so much potential to do more for their employees and therefore customers..

    Cons

    To much focus on cutting expenses and Work Force Reduction. This causes employees to not do the best they can because they get distracted because of job searches or lack of confidence in job security. Business units are disconnected and don't seem to know what the other does. Classic example is the ES & TS organization. They don't know what each other does and finger pointing happens.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the use it or lose it vacations. Allow at least 1-2 weeks of rollover. I had lost vacation days because of the workload. Truly value your employees, walk the talk.


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