Hewlett-Packard

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Review of HP from a recent retiree.

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Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH (US)
Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH (US)

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

Pros

The company is very supportive of working at home. This means one can work almost anywhere in the country and that is quite helpful.

Cons

The pay raises were few and far between over the course of the last seven years. This made working for HP a bit less salary competitive.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    You cannot have a high performance team by appealing to the former glory of the company

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    HP is a great place to learn IT foundations, trends and future. If there is some new tool or methodology, for sure you can have access to it, play and learn at HP. Strong leadership (tough most of the times) makes the team to come together and achieve great things. Overall culture is to deliver and goal oriented, which constantly gives you the satisfaction of achieving challenging assignments. Company offers many opportunities to move between different business units and learn different functional areas.

    Cons

    Grew a lot in the last 5-7 years through acquisitions, most of them didn't make a lot of sense. Strong cultural "tribes" persist from the original companies, restricting the growth in certain areas and preventing collaboration company-wide. Pay is lousy, like working for HP is enough reward. Terrible choices for the board, it is tough to remain focus when executives are often involved in scandals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good DNA is still in the air. Go back to the basics: good salaries, take care of the people, offer great creative products and executives with strong ethical values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    HP is not longer what used to be

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Teamwork
    Time Flexibility
    International experience
    Global Company
    Multiple Opportunities

    Cons

    Poor high level management
    Vertical decision
    Bureucracy
    Difficult to progress if you are older with experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Missing innovation in day to day work
    Limited empowerment
    Employees are not key in priorities and strategies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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