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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

good benefits, flexibility for working from home, fairly informal atmosphere wrt being able to speak openly with various level of management.

Cons

keep taking away benefits, salary increases frozen or limited to very few, laying off people with experience bc they cost the most even when they are within a couple years or less of retirement. making decision that affect how you can do you job and still expect more and more, working evenings and weekends almost a requirment.

Advice to Management

take into account impact to front line when making the bottom line decisions. don't just focus on making your bonus while ignoring 80% of the workforce that is still running the company even if they are not all top performers

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "HP over the past few years - Employment in the new age of austerity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Non quota carrying
    Current Employee - Non quota carrying
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Dogged determination to grow, expand, compete and win from the bottom up.
    * Thrifty management and business practices which develop a leaner business moving forward.
    * Strong vision and market leadership in converged technology.
    * Still a modicum of work/ life balance.
    * Great people, who inspite of changing faces and market conditions can still lead in many markets.
    * The international feel - being in the office is like being in a Benetton ad.

    Cons

    * Rank-poor external communications that don't relay the true scope of HP in today's world. Joe Public still thinks we're a printer company?!?!
    * Conservative policies over process refinements and improvements. We should be more agile and responsive to qualified customer requirement (internally or externally).
    * Competing business units and Internal accounting red tape that put the product and the services organisations at odds with each other and make it difficult for customers to do business with us.
    * Zero role and responsibilities documentation and discussion, leading to poor management understanding and poor-to-zero employee training and development for those outside of quota-carrying roles.
    * Subjective performance reviews at the whim of your management, not linked to the hierachical objectives-based system that exists on grow@hp.
    * Continual erosion of employee benefits across the board.

    Advice to Management

    * Focus on more of the boxes than the growth strategy, and consider more factors affecting it than just the competition.
    * Develop and promote from within (Legacy HP employees are great people to work with).
    * Give BU managers P&L responsibility as opposed to grandiose account management titles, and herald success on their business/ team performance.
    * Don't fear challenges internally or externally, don't accept idleness or lack of progress, encourage action and decision making.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Moving state sponsored jobs abroad is a false economy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    HP ES have the size and the hardware backing, and now the consulting/service/out-sourcing background with EDS acquisition, to compete for every government / corporation project available.

    Cons

    HP ES have announced a €25M contract win with Rail Procurement Agency in Ireland, the cost of which will be met by Irish tax payers and eventually Irish commuters. Yet HP will be off-shoring the server hosting to Phillipines and development work to Egypt. So, not only are Irish tax-payers suffering a drastic recession and paying for the follies of a fat lazy government who allowed the banks dictate economic policy and made us pay to keep them afloat... now we are paying for jobs to be exported to 3rd world countries too. Contract should have gone to an Irish indigenous company instead of HP who will not return value to the local economy. Cant blame HP for making a buck out of this, but it's sickening all the same. Still, not as sickening as receiving emails as an EDS employee, congratulating my colleagues in British MoD contracts supporting the "war" in Iraq...
    Other than this off/best/next shoring nonsense, HP ES have shown little regard to my colleagues in US who have taken 5/10% pay cuts or been shown the door. Just glad I live in EU where the worker still has the right to refuse a pay cut, or I'm sure that fat wanker Hurd would be gorging his bonus payments with chunks of our pay again. Tosser.

    Advice to Management

    Stop this mealy mouthed cost cutting, everything from stationery to canteen subsidies are being slashed in order to keep the share-holder happy and prop up the bonus payments at executive level, it's getting ridiculous now, with having to buy your own envelopes for Gods sake.. stop cutting staff and start building a team spirit with the dregs that are still left clinging on to their jobs. Stop sending out nonsense emails about HP being voted "most ethical company" while off-shoring jobs and handing out pay cuts or redundancies. Put some decent training courses together on Security / Database mining and 3Com technologies to allow your current staff to grow and move upwards or sideways at least. Lastly, justify your binuses not with current profit but with longer term goals for the company and its main asset. It's people.


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