Hewlett-Packard

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HP Joins the Grade B Companies working culture

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Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Good place to learn on your own, costlier trainings are provided based on business needs

Cons

Less benifits
lower compensation
HP is trying to lure investor with all its cuts and reductions, however, it wont go for long as the product does not run company, its the good people

Advice to ManagementAdvice

well, agree that there was recession, however, there are companies who fought back and giving the employees what they deservs.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Perfect Storm

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Professional environment, independence, self-directed work, ownership of results. Big push to convert employees to teleworkers.

    Cons

    HP Enterprise Services is in the middle of submitting its employees to the "perfect storm" of tough times. The combination of the economy, overseas outsourcing, and the aquisition of EDS, have all combined to make big layoffs inevitable. Big push to convert employees to teleworkers. Cost cutting environment is oppressive. I manage a multi-million dollar project and my company, one that makes printers, will not buy me a printer for my office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value that a PM with a long track record of dependable performance and great communication skills, and promote the heck out of that person. Don't nickle-and-dime them with cost cuts; give them some hardware perks for working for HP; a home office setup and mobile service. Make them proud to be a PM for HP, getting stuff done.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    True globalized company. Jobs and morale are eroding quickly, stay away.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    - Still highly renowned brand and company name make a good line in your CV
    - Work-life balance is excellent, easy to get days off, very fair working hours and vacation rules at least in Germany
    - Pay was above average in the past
    - Still lots of competent, friendly and helpful people around - but severe brain drain may hit HP hard in the near future
    - It' easy and informal to get in touch with practically anybody in the company besides top level execs

    Cons

    Funny how the problems HP employees are facing are the same all over the world:

    - Technical jobs are being moved to lower wage countries at high pace. It may be different if you are a sales guy or like to be something like a "process manager"
    - Sophisticated job level system in theory but virtually impossible to get a promotion
    - No pay raises for years
    - Other benefits dwindling rapidly, even anniversary awards and christmas celebrations are gone
    - No budget for effective trainings, all web-based and thus worthless
    - Bonus policy is unfair and intransparent
    - "Voice of the workforce" polls never ever changed anything noticeable
    - Lots of embarrassingly bad internal tools with no budget to make them usable (which in the end is counterproductive)
    - Internal IT and HR are invisible. Help yourself or get lost.
    - Extremely large and confusion organisation, ever changing of course. Lots of bureaucracy.
    - Constant job rotation in upper level management
    - Control frenzy: everything must be billed, tracked and forecasted, which itself costs a fortune
    - "Parasitic" strategy: HP buys company after company which causes lots of irritation and internal friction (not to forget the layoffs) but cut it's own R&D spendings. Innovation, growth, knowledge, people and customers are sucked up from outside companies, rarely acquired on HP's own means.
    - HP operates mostly in commodity markets with low margins and high competition. HP lost its once famous ingenuity.
    - Lots of company noise in the mailbox, hard to filter out valuable information among all this spam

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Growth and shareholder value are *results* of a sustainable strategy. They should not be the company stategy itself.
    - Respect your employees beyond lip service. As Mark Hurd said at Haas School: "Culture gets created by actions". Yes, but you can easily destroy it by actions. This is what happens at HP.
    - Stop the buzzwording about the sacred "portfolio" that has to be "leveraged". HPs portfolio is probably the widest in the IT industry. But that does not mean there is much connection between selling laptops or selling IT services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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