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"A silicon valley tradition sheds tradition for international competitiveness."

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Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Broad product lines, opportunities for international assignments or moving among business units; leader in many markets presents interesting work. Ability to work with highly-talented engineers, or on the marketing side, global ad agencies. Hiring in some areas. Nowadays, that's saying something.

Cons

In my view, becoming fiscally aggressive to the point of stifling innovation, morale, and satisfaction. Average compensation, which has recently become more performance-driven. This is a plus and minus - top performers, as perceived by their manager, can receive higher bonuses; while the engine of the firm, the 'mid 60%', will receive middling bonuses and tiny / no raises. Can require moving business units or geography to advance.

Advice to Management

Keep walking the aisles. Spend time talking with employees, like you do with customers. Are we getting the necessary tools? Is our infrastructure adequate? How are work conditions and morale? Is cost cutting serving future competitiveness, or are we too focused on senior management's concern over stock prices?

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "how to survive cost cutting and still get your job done."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Hardware Design Engineer in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Electrical Hardware Design Engineer in Vancouver, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    interesting development programs with lots of invention
    good place to work while raising a family since you can do the 9-5 routine. the atmosphere is relaxed and most people are friendly. my management is pretty good about letting you handle your own time off and manage getting your work done.

    Cons

    hp is cost cutting at a rate which is impacting some sectors. always in fear of losing your job in the next wfr (work force reduction). the rate at which the IT group has become empowered has alarming and their attitude of do it our way or go away is causing problems. purchasing software packages for work has become such a lengthy process that by the time you get the software, the project is probably finished or canceled.

    Advice to Management

    1. recognize that your employees are intelligent too and give them the ability to get their jobs done. stop empowering bureaucracy.


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    "HP - Eh."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ITO Consultant III in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - ITO Consultant III in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and it's easy to rise above the pack. There are so many legacy Digital and Compaq employees just waiting out retirement that it's quite easy to do an average job and look like a rock star. The company is huge and looks good on a resume. So far, there have been raises every year although they border on insulting in the amount and only granted to the truly top tier performers. Bonuses in IT have been there but again, only given to the rock stars in each division. It's an ok place to work while you wait for a better job.

    Cons

    Total lack of management focus, concern or thought towards employees. Total lack of direction from management. No career guidance is given even when asked for. Training is nonexistant even when required by contract with the customer. Removal of premium pay programs has been very painful for employees with no recompense. Never before at a company have I felt more like a number and less like an individual than at HP. There is NO recognition for going above and beyond except the expectation that it is now expected of you as business as usual. Not a great place to work. Eh.

    Advice to Management

    Worry a bit more about the human factor, make this a place that people want to work and you will get the most out of your employees.

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