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"Fantastic learning and networking opportunities in a setting permeated by favoritism and passive-aggressive management"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Director in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Director in Cupertino, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1. Corporate culture that takes business values seriously, an excellent corporate citizen.
2. Diverse business interests in every technology market gives many opportunities to expand professional horizons in all directions.
3. Enormous opportunity to meet talented people and see interesting sights, globally.
4, Emphasis on and support for a good work-life balance.

Cons

1. Advancement to Director level manager, or Distinguished Technologist individual contributor, is based almost solely on upper management favoritism.
2. The company could offer a Jedi-level training course in how to use passive-aggressive techniques for personal gain.
3. Top management is isolated and disconnected from middle and lower management on all levels - personally, organizationally and spiritually.
4. Company HR is relegated to paper-pusher, memo-writer, rubber-stamper status who are only directly involved with actual humans during the hiring and firing process.

Advice to Management

HP's Total Rewards programs -in the areas of compensation and career advancement need to have the same metric's-based governance as the quarterly P&L to restore employee confidence in "the system." The company also needs to go back to basics in Human Resources programs and management - either that, or rename HR in the spirit of truth-in-advertising to the EPA: Employment Process Administrators.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (13)

    "RUN - Dont Walk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not Much anymore. 15 years ago it was a great place not anymore.

    Cons

    The Executive Management could not care less about employee morale. Executivews are only in it to make their big bonues while screwing all other employees. Horrible place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the excessive bonuses


  2. Helpful (6)

    "at first excellent then with new leadership poor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Still provide company auto, strong company name, attracts good people. Strong support to assist in doing one's job.

    Cons

    company keeps cutting anything the can to make bottom line look good. Anyone can cut benefits, sell off paid for property, and cut staff to make a bottom like appear good. Mr Hewlett and Mr Hackard built the company. today HP is totally unorganized. Mid management cannot make a decision. Product is no long cutting edge and company pride has been destroyed

    Advice to Management

    Go back to what Hewlett and Packard did to build a world class company. Be one. offer world class benefits to attract world class people.

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