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"Not a company for a software guy to work at"

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  • Career Opportunities
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Former Employee - Systems/Software Engineer VI in Andover, MA
Former Employee - Systems/Software Engineer VI in Andover, MA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexible work hours
Reasonable benefits, although they are being cut rapidly

Cons

No career future for software professionals
Lack of innovation and innovators
Not a company you work for if you are looking for career growth

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (16)

    "Management has no clue who pays the bills"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work locations
    get vacation when you ask for it.

    Cons

    You are a number, and considered an expense.
    20, 25, or 30 years of IT experience...no matter....will just call you and let you go....talent out the window.
    The EDSers who got bought were the best talent and they all make alot less now after pay reductions.

    Advice to Management

    Managers make no money for the company. It is the workers that do the work that allows HP to bill clients. Thousands of Brillant people are perplexed as to why HP has let so much fantastic talent go. 1000's of Brillant IT techies are incredibly smarter than 10 bean counters sitting at a table saying how to save money. It may take the company decades to recover after clients realize a lack of support and knowledge are available. When the best people see work force reductions, they leave the company before it happens to them, thus further reducing the intellect left at HP.
    Stop outsourcing.


  2. "Comfortable"

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Decent salary
    Decent year end bonuses
    Lots of benefits(discounted merchandise,discounted local tickets, sharks ticket lottery)

    Cons

    Budgeting can be unpredictable
    Very bureaucratic career path
    Little organic innovation(in software), innovation is through acquisition
    Many layers of management, all upper management seem to do is create new upper management positions

    Advice to Management

    Allow more fluid career growth.
    Make sure employees are clear on the responsibilities of the different layers of management and why they're necessary.

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