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"Not the best, but there may be hope"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people are top tier and work well as a team across functions and entities. People are always willing to help you out.

Cons

The performance ranking / rating system forces some people into the bottom categories even if all objectives have been met or exceeded. Over the past decade there has been a constant stream of benefit and salary takeaways, especially during the Mark Hurd regime. They contibute some 401k matching if company finacial results are good enough. If you need a drink of water, bring your own cup - nothing is provided. Everyone's personal financial position is falling. No immediate increase in salary when you get promoted. Cubicles are being downsized and a large percentage of people are being forced to work from home with no reimbursements for phone or internet connection expenses. Upper management bonuses have grown wildly while the rank an file has been losing ground. I'd have to work over 1,100 years at my current salary to match Mark Hurd's compensation over the past three years, and that's prior to his massive exit package - add another 400 years or so for that.

Advice to Management

Treat employees as the asset they are instead of a "cost of the workforce" expense to be minimized. Reduce the disparity in rewards between upper management and the rank & file.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (5)

    "HP"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work for a leader in the industry. Large global company that has plenty of opportunities to move around and advance your career if you're in the right profession.

    Cons

    Only pays well for new hires. Hard, next to impossible to get a raise or bonus. Benefits are getting cut yearly. Good ol boy network.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the way the company was run before Mark Hurd or Carly. Take care of loyal employees. Pay current employees what they are worth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Can be a good company to work for if..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good place to work if you would like to know about how business is done in large companies with a world wide market for its products.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits sucks big time. No salary increases. Low bonuses. Too frequent upper management rotation- they are not in their current responsibilities for even 2 years and then they are rotated. New person comes in and then makes lot of org changes. The biggest gripe for all employees would be the total compensation for top management (the 6 or so business heads make millions), while at the same time they squeeze employee benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of focussing only on costs and firing employees, lets grow by doing some innovation for a change.

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