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"Management is still king, not so much for the workforce."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Local management good and tries hard to do treat people as more than a revenue generator. As an acquired EDS employee, HP has potential for growth if you can be recognized.

Cons

No raises, increased health insurance shared portion, career advancement difficult for average employee. Value of the individual seems to be fading, replaced by a push for corporate profits, reduced headcounts, and quick results. EDS and HP proud cultures are gone, replaced by politics and survival tactics. Top management talks much about ethics while cutting employee wages and realizing huge bonuses. No longer a good place to work and hear the implied message, "we are lucky to have a job here". Focus on moving as many jobs out of the U.S. as is possible and as quickly as can be implemented. Other country wages are less and this contributes to bottom line. No loyalty for those who have worked years, many extra hours, bled for the company, only quick term profits and race to be number one. Focus on new sales overriding ability to meet new challenges. Get business, promise solutions, figure it all out later without the human resources needed to complete the task. Overwork the remaining legions, replace the bodies as they fall.

Advice to Management

Take stock of intellectual talent onshore. Restructure pay at the top and share the wealth to all the corporation, not just the top 10% who can direct the compensation into their own pockets.. Leadership includes taking care of the employee as well as the customer and stockholder. They are not mutually exclusive. Remember both HP, Compac, 3Com, EDS, and all the other absorbed companies. Just as the U.S. is a melting pot of citizens, so is HP, reaping the benefits of a diverse and formally motivated workforce.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Enjoy being abused? You'll love HP!"

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

    Pros

    Better than standing in an unemployment line or soup kitchen. Humor distributed daily by Mark Hurd, every time he says "Pay for Performance" everyone breaks out in gut cramping laughter.

    Cons

    HP has no vision, it's a conglomeration of tech acquisitions designed to make Mark Hurd appear to be a "Mover and a Shaker", apparently he plans to run for Senator of California some day. HP's exec mgmt is extremely short sighted, there is no investment in R&D, it's all about selling non-existent functionality, having the customer fund a mad rush to deliver and move on to the next mess for less. The massive pay cuts forced on EDS' best and brightest are manifesting themselves in horribly negative ways that will soon become apparent.

    Advice to Management

    Investors, dump the BoD, dump Hurd, gain someone with vision who can think beyond being a carbon copy of Carly Fiorina or Chainsaw Al Dunlap. HP's future value is being eroded underneath your noses, but you'll be long gone when the corporate body bloats and begins to stink.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company for recent graduates, not for experienced employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    *Good benefits
    *Good for CV
    *Some very good managers
    *Ability to work with intercultural things

    Cons

    *Bad senior management
    *No growth opportunities
    *Very low salaries

    Advice to Management

    Improve salaries if yu want to retain the best talent. Pay at least market value.


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