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"Operationally sound, is the right talent and investment in place to continue to invent?"

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Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

HP Has a great reputation, great flexibility in work/life balance

Cons

Massive flattening of the organization has taken many management jobs away making advancement very difficult. Upper management jobs are being filled by folks outside the company at a lower cost.

Advice to Management

Why are you letting your most talented people go? Pay should not be optimized for the P&L. You need to pay your talent to invent and execute to become a competitive advantage, not a "below market average" score for your shareholders

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Stable company and stable job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    many career building oppurtunity. decent pay with good benefits.

    Cons

    Not high growth like small companies.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing good job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great team culture, but leadership needs a wakeup call!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -If you've been targeted as a high performer, managers do try and fast-track you into increasingly better roles
    -There's a lot of opportunity to take on interesting assignments inside and outside of job scope if you do your job well.
    -Good internal learning and development classes
    -Your career and what you do is very much in your hands (with some exceptions). Your drive or lack thereof is recognized and taken into account
    -You get to work with some very smart people, and everyone I've talked to has been very open to informational interviews
    -Great access to mentors
    -They don't watch the clock - they just expect you to meet your goals
    -There's a huge diversity of business units and roles; you could change jobs several times doing completely different things without ever leaving the company. They have many different locations
    -Mark Hurd is brilliant (double edged sword, though)
    -Great team camaraderie/culture. They try to foster teamwork
    -Bonuses are pretty good
    -Great place to start, but don't get stuck!

    Cons

    -The company insists on tracking to industry average on salary while insisting on best in class employees... because they really think that great employees want to be paid average
    -Like all places, there are some really bad bosses who look out for what's best for them rather than their employee. Exception rather than the rule.
    -Education benefits for higher education are the bare minimum
    -There is sometimes a lack of communication from senior management of why we do things and consequently, bad rumors tend to circulate and reduce morale
    -The HP Way is dead. While HP is still a good place to work, those things that really differentiate HP from any other tech company no longer exist.
    -There's a mandatory vacation period, but it's unpaid
    -Pay accross business units is inconsistent
    -Poor performers tend not to get let go, and consequently, drag down the performance of the entire team

    Advice to Management

    -Recognize that if you want best in class employees, you need to track to best in class pay and benefits. It's no longer enough to stand on the HP Way.
    -Communicate better! We, the employees, want to know why you're doing something... otherwise, we worry that any change is a sign that layoffs are coming
    -Listen to your employees (really listen, not just gather survey data and sit on it)

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