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  1. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about different types of systems. There is a lot of tools that can help for career success in the future. People are very friendly and down to earth. No dress code and the ability to work from home when you need to is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can go for weeks with little or no work being handed down to you. Which sounds a lot better than it is.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Change is inevitable, management not for leadership but for #s"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Sales in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    great environment
    Fun place to work (depending on who you work for)
    Hardware side has great chances for opportunities

    Cons

    -It is all about WHO YOU KNOW in moving up
    -Divisions work as separates and do not help one another out (communication channels are not tied all together so that everyone is on the same page).
    - Your ideas go overlooked.
    They are not looking for innovative individuals, only people that are okay with being robotic and hitting their "numbers" so the manager doesn't get yelled at
    (Again this is not for all, only a few)

    Advice to Management

    - Understand that your role is to get your employees ready for being promoted.
    - To advance their career and maximize your team by finding out the assets they already have and milk that.
    - Don't try to make them all the same.
    - Just because you did something well, doesn't mean that all future employees under you will work out well doing what you did


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  5. "Sales development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great position for building sales experience, industry knowledge, around the industry's best solutions. Exposure to multiple venues throughout the company and with partners.

    Cons

    Lack of recognition in some cases. Feel there can be better incentives considering the initial process starts at this level. There should also be more involvement with other business units


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Business development"

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

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot about the IT industry. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    You might come right out of college and will get paid less than someone who was selling insurance door to door. Awful management, they have no idea what they are doing. They are some of the most unappreciative people I've ever seen, other than the exception of one. Director just got fired. Just don't do it. Can't be promoted unless you've been there 2 years. And by that time, you will probably have gotten mad and left.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  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. "Hewlett Packard Employment Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health Care Specialist in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Health Care Specialist in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best employment opportunity in Conway, Arkansas. Great working environment, Great benefits. Great Supervisors.

    Cons

    Depends on the person and their situation, I love it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work HP!


  9. 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.


  10. "Numbers not people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "I manage product sales through marketing, sales, sales campaigns, and training."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Alliance Enablement Manager in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Alliance Enablement Manager in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning and training options, fast pace fun work environment with great career growth opportunities proven company with a known name brand

    Cons

    Management changes and constant fear of lay offs or job loss, lots of hoops to jump through for sales for unusual contracts

    Advice to Management

    More communication


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