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Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. "IT dinosaur"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International setting, variety of Division and Business Unit to move to.

    Cons

    Bloated organisation whose only drive is cost reduction and shareholders' return.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of short-term promotion hungry management that deliver value and cost-cuts now leaving a stinky mess behind.


  2. "Too big to fail, too big to innovate"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary, flexible working. Large budgets, pleasant working environment. Stress generally low as far as I could tell.

    Cons

    Company is completely hamstrung by it's sheer size and lack of agility. Schedules always trump quality. Attempts at agile engineering held back by dependence on old methods.

    Advice to Management

    Stop obsessing about release schedules and start improving product quality and innovation. Catch up with the rest of the tech sector.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, bad managment"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable large company with good client base, good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor upper management and bland work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Improve office conditions and make the work environment more engaging and creative.


  4. "Balanced"

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    Former Employee - Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People were very friendly and quite positive as well as offering broad training among different sectors of operations. Overall positive remarks.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working at Hewlett Packard would have to include the complex structure of the company, especially after the restructruring process that the company went through.

    Advice to Management

    My personal advice to management executives would be to keep it more simple and clear as well as more attainable, as setting the bar too high can work as a counter incentive more frequently than not.


  5. "Appualing Management"

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    Current Contractor - Business Change Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Business Change Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people i worked with within my team were all friendly.

    Cons

    Too many to list, but the fundamental problem is the management of teams/work. Threat of redundancies and lay offs every month. Decisions were made to remove key knowledge holders without replacement resulting in under staffed, under trained teams to deal with ever increasing levels of work. Communication between various departments is close to non existent.

    Awful work environment with the threat of redundancy looming over each persons head, day in day out and no chance of progression anywhere. I would never recommend anyone chose to work for such a company.

    Advice to Management

    Actually look/listen to the issues employees are voicing and action them, rather than looking purely at the zeros on your budget spreadsheets. Perhaps also recognize that those that work within the company are human beings, not animals.


  6. "PM"

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    Former Employee - PROECT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PROECT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great colleagues, good managers and reasonable career progression

    Cons

    it has been in big turmoil for the past 2 or 3 years. Spin Merge with CSC won't help

    Advice to Management

    must give clear directions to the workforce


  7. "The sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Global Procurement in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Global Procurement in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hewlett Packard was a great company to work for, but it has just lost it's way. Talking to my old colleagues, they are just saying "show me the money" and that's the Pro

    Cons

    Waiting for the axe to fall, but when it does it's a relief

    Advice to Management

    Had enough of being divided up like a cake, I'm not bitter - I've got my money, they just need to realise it's the staff that make a company, not the shareholders.

  8. "Good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Finance Specialist in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Specialist in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good brand name , good culture , good environment

    Cons

    HP- got split into HP INC & HPE ( HPE 2 part sold out to CSC & another company)


  9. "L&D"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, market-leading business, supportive culture

    Cons

    Becoming smaller by divesting Enterprise Services and most of Software


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Undergoing Corporate Change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really nice people to work with

    Cons

    Leadership are not supportive
    Company is about to go through a major change


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