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"HP - not a great long term career prospect"

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Current Employee - Outsourcing Services in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Outsourcing Services in Cincinnati, OH
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There is a fair amount of flexibility in work hours and locations, programs to work from home, etc.; immediate management tends to be reasonable and competent and colleagues work hard to do the right thing; Good place to get some experience to take another company

Cons

Big disconnect between Senior Management and Middle management and workers. Compensation is stagnant / declining: pitiful if any raises (1-2 % is a good raise for a top performer) with many not getting any increase in the last several years; unrealistic expectations from senior management results in missed bonuses for staff, poor employee morale. Lots of doublespeak and dancing especially regarding HR type issues and regular cuts to employee programs like stock purchase. Frequent workforce reductions at the staff levels. Executive level positions tend to be external hires, so limited mobility up beyond the staff level. Very short term focused

Advice to Management

Keep in mind that people are your most important asset in the long run and treat them that way.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "HP review"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you manage expectations and perceptions correctly, short of macroeconomic pressures, you never need fear of being fired. Rather than fire you, it is far more likely that you would be moved from one department to the next. The best reason to work at HP may be that it is embarrassingly easy to hide, deliver mediocre performance and still receive a regular paycheck.

    Cons

    See the best reasons to work at HP... The best and worst are the same.

    Advice to Management

    The company desperately needs to raise performance standards and perhaps revisit the evaluation processes as too much mediocre talent exists in far too many places. The GE notion of chopping the 10% of bottom performers (across sub-performing business units) would wake up some of the sleeping masses. Also, the notion of attempting any type of centralized standardization by WW teams when the power structure is fundamentally decentralized strikes me as lunacy. Position WW as a service to the regions, be as specific as possible as to what services would be provided and how they add value, and slash any of the unncessary WW teams that are trying to move immovable objects.


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    "Better than most competitors, but a shadow of its former greatness."

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    Current Employee - Public Relations in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Public Relations in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues who work together to get jobs done. Lots of collegiality. Flexible work environment and ability to work remotely 100 percent of the time if desired (for many employees). Diverse teams who are motivated to work well together. Great brand and corporate heritage. Employees are motivated and work hard, but don't burn themselves out in the process. Some managers are really excellent individuals who are committed to the success of their employees.

    Cons

    Large company, some disenchantment due to layoffs and downsizing in some portions of the company. It seems that many things are being unnecessarily squeezed due to the strong management drive for efficiency. Top leadership seems to lack a connection or bond with everyday employees. HP is closing or consolidating a lot of its sites around the US.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employees and strive to (again) be the best, guiding light company in the industry. Go back to the principles of the "HP Way" which are enduring.

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