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  1. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Pre Sales Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Pre Sales Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, benefits and work environment! The digital press division is and was a fast growing market space to be in and I really enjoyed the people I worked with and the environment. Good work life balance, ability to work from home a couple days a week and good management.

    Cons

    Very large company and you can be affected by large lay offs at any time! If the business unit you are in is not doing well you have to keep your eyes open to opportunities in other parts of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to make HP a great place to work and thrive!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Revolving door that fosters low moral and guarantees low wages."

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    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours that contribute to a healthy work and life balance, while giving growth opportunities to work with cultures worldwide.

    Cons

    Frequent workforce reductions that keep impacted personnel at hiring salary for years if rehired; managers who blame poor business results on ever-changing strategies instead of their own lack of leadership; and lack of ethnic minorities in management roles in the United States.

    Advice to Management

    Improve upward mobility for loyal and productive employees. Hire people for leadership roles who understand HP culture, processes, and are loyal before hiring from the outside. Don't punish the introvert who contributes more to revenue and innovation than the extrovert who always throws responsibility over the fence and seeks attention for self only.


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    "Pre-Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Warsaw (Poland)

    Pros

    Company Car. Stable employment, Nice premis.

    Cons

    A lot of politics. Obsolete product to be sold. Buerocracy


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    "pre sales consultant"

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    Former Employee - Pre Sales Consultant in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Pre Sales Consultant in Barcelona (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Very independent role, you get to travel and, all advantages of being in a multinational

    Cons

    sometimes a bit burocratic and this is normal in big companies


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were great to work with, very nice and friendly. The environment was supportive, lots of opportunities for training. We were offered the ability to work remotely.

    Cons

    There were too many reorganizations. It seemed like we were changing the name of our group at least once a year.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide more support for the sales teams so they can win more business.


  7. "Great experiences each days with colleagues, work ets."

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    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Technology Consultant in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Technology Consultant in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like to learn about new technologies and get in touch with new release products. I like to work with information and help other colleagues with knowledge transfer.

    Cons

    Everything is all right and therefore I have not any downsides.

    Advice to Management

    I like to growth up with my job position as well as knowledge. For example I like to work on big project for foreign countries.


  8. "Pre Sales Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Pre Sales Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Pre Sales Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    igh-energy marketing and pre-sales consultant in IT industry with four years’ leadership in project management, campaign strategy, market launch, client management, and contract negotiations for global companies. Expertise in identifying opportunities to break into new markets, accelerate growth, and drive revenue. Intellectually curious and creative.

    Cons

    aggressive. quick decision. proactive. not detail


  9. "Reasonable meployer, poor payer."

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    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Bracknell, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for, good technology. The acquiisition of EDS made a lot of sense for HP and probably stabilised the EDS balance sheet. Strong brand, strong global footprint.

    Cons

    Large company, easy to get lost, overlooked. Arbitrary redundancy approach, no consideration of skills or experience. Pay freezes and reductions, poor bonus structures unless you are in the elite "sales" pool, regardless of how much you contributed to the deal.

    Advice to Management

    Be reasonable in rewards between execs and employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Going Downhill FAST"

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    Current Employee - Pre Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Pre Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Big Company, global presence, has an ethics code that seems to be followed by most employees, known brand, end-to-end IT solutions.

    Cons

    Mediocre Senior Management; CEO does not have a clue about IT, as most of his staff; employee morale is worst ever (everybody I talk in HP wants to leave, even mid level management); Company is too big, does not communicate and interact well among the divisions; downsizing delivery, increasing sales force and marketing, which will probably lead to mediocre products and services; HP is a products company, had no clue about IT Services when it acquired EDS, and it is still the same; extremely centralized (travel approvals going 7 levels up to the CEO for a 300k+ employee company); internal systems are horrible and highly ineffective; no internal IT support whatsoever (a shame for an IT company); focus entirely on cost reduction; no clear strategy for specific regions and divisions; no clear strategy for the company overall; benefits being cut every month; salary freezes and reductions; in addition to the annual salary reduction, they reduce salaries on a given month if they can't meet their quarterly results.

    Advice to Management

    Delineate a clear strategy, be honest, and communicate it to the employees. There are areas inside the company that can overgrow the market if given the proper autonomy. A service is not a PC. SW is not a Printer. India is not the USA. If you treat all equally, you will be destroying the growth potential of individual segments.