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"Shadow of former self"

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Former Employee - Program Manager
Former Employee - Program Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Outwardly successful - should be happy if you hold stock.

Cons

At one time HP had three constiuencies: shareholders, customers and employees. Now they only have one: shareholders. On paper, HP is very successful, but they earned that success on the backs of empoyees. Outsourcing everything for cost cutting is standard practice and those left are doing the work an entire department used to do. Like all modern corporations, loyalty and performance are no longer factored into continued employment. Anyone could disappear at any time, especially if you have done well and earn a good salary. Layoffs are constant, but unacknowledged.

Advice to Management

Get back to HP core values and stop chasing short term profits. It will build a stronger company in the long run.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Micro Managed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well Established Company
    Excellent Benefits
    A couple perks left - but not many
    Work From Home
    Job Flexibility

    Cons

    Secret Lay-offs - you never know who, you never know when, they keep it very quiet
    Cost Cutting and all costs
    Low overall morale at field level
    Everyone is micro-managed
    Portfolio changes every six month
    If you don't make your number - YOU WILL pay back previously earned commissions
    Account list changes every six months
    No continuity
    Everyone received pay cut in 2009 - will never go back up to previous level
    No pay increases in many years
    Salaries have trended down over last 6 years
    Rumors that HP intends to cut workers with over 20 years experience

    Advice to Management

    Think about the employee a little or there will be mass exodus when the economy improves.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "The HP Way is gone."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is very competitive for executives (perhaps too high). You could have a very good year or know the right people or impress the right people in Palo Alto and you can move up very quickly.

    Cons

    Senior managers do not value non-executive employees at all. What matters in HP is how you can impress senior leaders. Cultural diversity is not valued and employee diversity is not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with inadequate senior leaders (i.e., EVPs and SVPs) who are not leading their business groups effectively, rather than place blame on the VP, Director, and Manager population.

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