Hewlett-Packard - It's your reality that's bad, it's the unreality - that's my take on Mark Hurd's leadership anyway. | Glassdoor
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"It's your reality that's bad, it's the unreality - that's my take on Mark Hurd's leadership anyway."

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

Pros

- People in general are pretty easy going and knowledgeable, especially the few old-time employees that still remain
- Flexible work hours, great if you have a big side-hobby or outside of work project. I was able to get some finance certification on a side fairly easily while working.

Cons

- Prior to great recession there was a higher willingness to help between people, lower morale now. The company is promising to improve reward and recognition but nothing tangible yet.
- Do not expect any raises/job security
- No immediate benefits for learning and becoming an expert in an area, maybe job security but don't count on it.
- Paraphrasing the words of Dilbert's creator and the title of this review - Hurd's leadership consists of convincing employees that they are selfish for anything they get and it's totally ok for him to get 40 million bonuses. I have stopped listening to anything he says about 2 years ago.
- Benchmarking has made HP an average company it many respects
- Large employee turnover

Advice to Management

Management has been cutting costs in the organization ruthlessly in order to free up capital for acquisitons of outside companies. Turn around and take a look at what you've done to the core.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The end of EDS with sell to HP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are an HP employee, your chances are much higher than if you were an EDS employee.

    Cons

    No loyality to employees, salary cuts, benefit reductions, layoff of targeted EDS group.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to being a service oriented business by using the EDS model. Stop filling the upper management's pockets and give back to your core workers.


  2. "Confused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good benefits
    okay salary
    a confused company at the moment as far as their strategy is concerned
    hop to fix it with worker bees

    Cons

    not real competent in the gov't contracting industry. Hoped to have that fixed in the next year or so
    let the people do what they know

    Advice to Management

    let the workers that you have hired do what they were hired to do. There is too many hurdles to jump in order to make something happen with the the departments.

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