Hewlett-Packard

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Great people and opportunities but serious issues at the top

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, WA (US)
Current Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, WA (US)

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

Pros

Large company with lots of opportunities for exploring different businesses and functions. Great people. Collaborative. Flexibility to manage my schedule - to work where and when works best for me.

Cons

Too many years of sacrificing the future for the current quarter. Rewards have become too concentrated at the top of the company. Really bad decision making at the executive and board level for way too many years. Workload is ridiculous at times. Little to no time or dollars for training.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop trying to grow through acquisitions (especially gigantic, stupid acquisitions!). Focus internally on innovation and invention. Create a more balanced bonus system (profit sharing rather than the ridiculous 'pay for performance') to give all levels of the company incentives, rather than just executives.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    stable company (or at lest used to be stable), not very innovative for sure.

    Cons

    stale, conservative company, not really serious about lean operations or speed

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    Longing for the good old days

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    * HP has always attracted dedicated, creative, hard-working employees who believe in having a career, not just a job.
    * HP’s employees support and encourage each other, which is extraordinary, and makes people feel confident and happy to go to work.
    * The old "HP Way" still lingers in that employees feel free to take time off for family events, such as a kid’s soccer game.
    * Terrific medical benefits

    Cons

    * Because HP is so family-oriented, they get away with paying below market for many job categories.
    * Having acquired or merged with several large companies in the past 10 years has made the company too large to accomplish any coherent goals. With each acquisition the same G&A issues crop up and history repeats itself as new people try to figure out how to solve problems that were already solved.
    * There are too many layers of middle management, and when they decide to lay off people, they don’t seem to get rid of the unnecessary managers, just the workers who actually know how to do the jobs.
    * HP can't seem to get or keep a good CEO.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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