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Updated July 22, 2017
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  1. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management that cuts jobs whenever share price drops


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Busy opportunities, but little feedback to management is requested/allowed."

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    Former Employee - IT Deep Support Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Deep Support Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely busy from an enterprise support perspective. Always new challenges each day.

    Cons

    Cost cutting has meant Work Force Reduction. As a manager, I know that they approach entire groups and tell you to offer up some certain number of people for WFRs. No apparent consideration is given to current work loads of the team being affected and the cuts are made regardless.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shoving your best people out the door just because their salary levels may be outside what you would like to see. I do not know how many times, when supporting an application failure of one sort or another, that we learn that the folks who knew that App are no longer with the company due to WFRs months earlier.

  3. "Finance Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, great company culture, work-life balance

    Cons

    Less salary, slow growth


  4. "Innovation out in the california offices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with opportunities to move internally.

    Cons

    Inertia often takes hold, too many meetings, lack of innovation.


  5. "TME"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility of work schedule and work life balance

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't truly appreciate the work that people do.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their jobs and evaluate them on how well they do the job they were hired for.


  6. "Great workforce, good benefits, not-so-great management strategy and direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Co-workers across various departments are usually very professional, courteous and often very experienced and knowledgeable. Collaboration and teamwork has traditionally been excellent, with a few exceptions in some of the newer divisions.
    Good benefits and general awareness of work life balance.

    Cons

    Complex org structures with too many and frequent changes especially in recent years hampers employee productivity and morale. Just when you think you can settle into your role along comes another change. Management seems to think that re-organization is the panacea to all ills.

    Also, the new management mantra seems to be "cool devices". While that is probably Ok in the consumer world, in commercial markets "coolness" is just one of the factors affecting buying decisions. Time-tested precepts of "the HP way" are sometimes being ignored in the rush to get out "cool" products.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the good practices of the HP Way. Slow down on frequent org changes as they often are very disruptive and counter-productive, EXCEPT when it is to simplify org structure.


  7. "Software QA Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great campus, great people

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, not always listenting to the needs of the staff

    Advice to Management

    Allow for projects to be managed depending on their needs and create more cross over between departments

  8. "Best Job I ever had...Too bad its changed for the worst"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work practices (although that has changed and will continue to change), great people, great support.

    Cons

    You can get laid off at the drop of the hat if you do not fit whatever mold they created as a company. Both my husband and I worked for HP and then the company split. He was subsequently laid off because he worked, for the most part, remotely and there was a call to come back into the office. My team was sold off to another company where I too was laid off. There is no sense of stability with this place, things change in heartbeat and the lay offs were brutal. Expecting the other shoe to drop was no way to work.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people, instead of lining your pockets with millions.


  9. "Hewlett-Packard"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor

    Pros

    A/C Controlled Warehouse is wonderful

    Cons

    The fight for recognition and self-worth.

    Advice to Management

    Make everyone feel important and there won't be any situations between employees trying to make themselves feel important and needed. For example, I've witnessed employees not train new employees correctly because they felt as if they were the only person to know the job, they would not get fired or laid-off.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not so good lately"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global presence. Can move around with in the company
    Good reputation in certain sectors and excellent server products

    Cons

    Not good to work for in the last couple of years.
    Leadership is iffy at best. Makes bad decisions that employees have to suffer for.
    Not innovative anymore. Old Dinosaur mentality

    Advice to Management

    Spend on R&D and find new innovations. Rest of the IT pack is leaving you behind


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