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Hewlett-Packard ASIC Design Engineer Reviews

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  • Company manages for efficiency so workload can upset work life balance at times (in 336 reviews)

  • Senior Management seems to not know if they are coming or going sometimes (in 384 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Recent management changes are in the process of trying to get HP back to its roots of R&D and innovation."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Boise, ID
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    HP is once again learning from the mistakes they have made in the recent past and trying to take corrective action.

    Cons

    Still need to deal with exceptions (isolated salary problems for young talent) and not get caught up on company policy.

    Advice to Management

    Please do what we can to keep our talented young engineers. Some of my high performing coworkers are so grossly underpaid that they are a flight risk. The cost it would take to replace them should be the market measure and not the curves that are currently being used.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Compensation Policies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good discounts with other companies. Some of the lower management and co-workers do create a good work environment. Work life balance was good in many places. If you make the right friends you will do great.

    Cons

    Your pay is mostly influenced by what others are paid in your group. If you have new people or under paid people in the group all the raise money goes to them. If you have top performers in your group, all the bonus money goes to them for retention. There is too much freedom (or not enough money) given to managers to control compensation. Your current pay/performance vs company targets has less to do with your compensation. The only way to get a good raise at HP is to leave the company or threaten to leave. If you stay, the money given to you will most likely be taken from the pool of money given to your group, screwing your friends in the process.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to upper level management. Too many managers know what is right, but are too scared to stand up for their employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wish it was like the old HP days."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-Life balance is good at Hewlett-Packard. The company has good benefits to offer.

    Cons

    Job security used to be a selling point at Hewlett Package, but now is a low point for working there. Also the company could be too big to truly make breakthroughs that would propel the company like in the old days. I am referring to things such as inventing a inkjet printer, developing HP-UX, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to invest in the people and innovations (which really comes from the people)