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  1. "Good Job Until It Changes"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Storage Specialist in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Enterprise Storage Specialist in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved my job and got a lot of great experience. I traveled to some great places for work and was paid well. I had great co-workers.

    Cons

    HPE changes direction every year. They would lay off thousands of people at a time. It's hard to rest at night when you're worried you may be a part of the next round of lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with one direction for longer than a year. Meg should do what's right for the business, not just the stock holders and her own financial interests.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "nice place"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice place to work and the people there were great

    Cons

    they laid off every so the company is no longer onpen

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Company is a steping stone, not a career based company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of incentives and decent pay

    Cons

    low stability, history of layoffs, and hard to move up inside the company unless you suck up.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people for the job, not for tax breaks.


  4. "Outsourced"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The health benefits were great.

    Cons

    It's easy to get lost in such a huge corporation. Almost impossible to change shifts.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and you will make great friends.

    Cons

    lack of vision from SR.Mgmt. micro mgmt of sales force, lack of raises, and a mostly negative work environment.

    Advice to Management

    decrease the micro mgmt especially of the tenured reps.
    give out raises
    have a solid plan that does not change every 6 months and to endless loops of change.
    listen to your sales force.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "(Software Business Development - ESP ONLY) lacks cross channel communication, qualified management, and it won't change"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great job site environment.
    Excellent people to work with.
    Benefits beyond that of most companies.
    Really motivating managers on the surrounding Business Development Teams that understand what their role and goals are as a manager.
    * Overall leader & Senior BDR Manager - Hammers, is the cream of the crop here and should be acknowledged as so.
    * Digital Marketing Manager - Is the brain behind the entire show. He double checks marketings campaigns, cross references all errors, stolen and deleted opportunities, SalesForce issues, and basically is the reason no one in Marketing gets fired after presenting reports to VPS and upper management.
    good luck to them both, and management in CA should focus on keeping them happy long trim.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't understand what is really being done in certain roles (business development software specific)
    Marketing runs the Bus Development group, yet sales division is who we work directly with and are graded on for job performance and promotions.
    - Marketing has "good ideas, sometimes" but let's be honest, if you've never actually sold anything... your "theories and campaigns" more than likely just look pretty on the power point but aren't able to be used (if you actually want to hit your #'s that are solely relied upon by the actual Sales teams you work under (you don't work with regardless of how they pretty up that initial pep talk).

    sales reps can't give you opportunities in SalesForce when you need them (based on stage 1 sales funnel classification depicted by your boss) because the opportunity is really 8-12 months out & they will get push back from their bosses because they have had opps open for a year and haven't closed).

    it's broken, they claim to want to fix it... but your ideas are giving a pity high five and pushed to the side until your manager who wouldn't listen to your idea during the team meeting feels that it has been long enough since the discussion and thinks you won't remember that it was your idea he just pitched to VP's. that... or he will wait until he finds some fabricated reason to get rid of you (normally this is before your annual raise or reporting him to HR for cheating initially to his #s and recieve quarterly bonuses in the role 3 quarters straight that resulted in his hiring of the management position he sit in and literally is the reason for morale and production levels in the team (not to mention successfully getting rid of 10 of the 11 original team members that he started with just 12 months prior).

    Advice to Management

    Don't always trust what your people under you tell you.
    they normally just want to make sure you're happy and then point blame.
    Read the employee feedback forms, they have some really great ideas since they are the ones who have been actually conducting the day to day operations that allow you to keep you.


  7. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Conway, AR

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits to working for HP

    Cons

    Not about what you know, its who you know!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Inside Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Office hours and environment.
    Lots of younger professionals/college graduate new-hires.
    "Opportunities for advancement". (See below in cons)
    Easy, non-laborious office work.
    Pay is relatively decent for work being done.
    There are various bonuses and trips that one can win for selling certain products.
    Open desk environment which puts managers and workers on the same plane.
    Field days or office fun days are occasional, but usually is catered and is tied to a charity event.
    4 volunteering hours per month that can be utilized by any employee to volunteer at his favorite organization.
    People are generally nice and easy to work with, friendly competition, great mix from all across the nation though most are locals.
    Lots of clubs, workout groups, happy hour clubs, and ways to connect.
    A tiny, but updated gym and locker rooms.

    Cons

    Typical corporate managerial chain of command and the accompanying problems
    Constantly shifting VPs and teams, not very stable
    Some managers expect more out of employees than is required by job description, such as working "off the clock" although ISRs are hourly employees (claiming overtime pay is discouraged ((off the record of course)) ).
    Lots of metrics with each VP/manager claiming to handle them differently.
    Raises were basically non existent due to corporate performance reviews that follow a bell curve, naturally.
    Intelligent people who are creative thinkers and problem solvers do not do well because they *usually* can't align with the metric system and see it as an inaccurate view of their performance ( which there are many ways to skew numbers).
    Promised a 2 year minimum in role before consideration of promotion, sometimes I've seen this, sometimes I haven't. Entirely dependent on your direct management, metrics reporting, quota attainment, and who is your cheerleader behind closed doors. Opportunities for advancement exist, but if not a favored employee one need not apply.

    Advice to Management

    Stop stifling creative thinkers with in the box thinking and metric reporting.

    Adopt a more direct performance review method (like Adobe's).

    Attrition will continue to rise if you put a minimum indenture rate on your new employees. If they hit the 1 1/2 year mark and are not being approached about other positions you are likely to loose them completely.

    Maybe join the 21st century in as far as office decorum and expectations? Especially if you are poaching workers from the newly graduated collegiate crowd; they will begin to leave for more flexible employment and then your tenured (but maybe not established) will most likely follow.


  9. "Numbers not people"

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    Former Employee - Customer Loyalty Center Agent in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Customer Loyalty Center Agent in Conway, AR

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay rates, benefits, and co workers.

    Cons

    Quotas ruled. Not focused on what really matters...people.

    Advice to Management

    Factor in work life balance.


  10. "Business Development Rep"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The position has good salary and good Benifits. No overtime.

    Cons

    BDR org is totaly unorganized. Process and job discription change biweekly


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