Hewlett-Packard

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Upper management has totally lost site that the people in the trenchs are the money makers and need to be supported.

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Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC (US)
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

People you work with are great. I have built some long lasting relationships.

Cons

Don't expect to get a raise without fighting for it. Any training you take will not be approved unless it relates to your current position.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The stock holders pay your check but the people in the trenches are the ones building the networks, servers and workstations that make the stock go up. So please remember us when you get a big bonus.

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No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long time employee - company run by clueless executives who have no idea how to set strategy and implement

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    Current Employee - Strategy and Planning Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Strategy and Planning Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Home office, but this perk is a mixed blessing. HP now has home office employees paying for their own Internet, phone service, printer ink (and we make the #*@!). What a cheapskate company.

    Cons

    I've been with the company for over 15 years...10 years too long. Have had 4 different jobs, and managers,in less than 4 years. There is constant emphasis on being 'innovative, creative, change processes, etc' but when a new approach is suggested the answer is that the team/dept/org metrics will be negatively affected, therefore, new approaches/change in process can't be accomodated. I've also never seen an org that LOVES producing pounds of PowerPoints. If there was a market for PP production, HP would be near the top. Too many manhours are spent generating pretty PP slides and then more hours spent changing them when an exec decides he/she doesn't like the info in the slides.
    CEO-Meg seems to be having a fun time and is always so perky on employee webinars. Guess when you're making $$$ and asking your employees to not have a pay increase, you can afford to be perky.
    The Voice of the Workforce (internal, employee survey) is a joke. The results, year after year, are almost the same responses but very little is ever changed. Should stop the survey as any survey that doesn't affect change is meaningless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a direction, simplify business planning, plan of action creation/tracking. Stop the PP insanity. Encourage PP pres of 15 slides or less - if a message can't be created in this number of PP slides then the person needs to go back to their office and learn to be sycinct.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grew personally as a sales professional but lack of clear direction hurt business growth.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great group of people to work with in a team selling environment. People love the company and are willing to put in the hours to help win new client logos or expand existing business relationships.

    Cons

    Management was focused on cutting costs. R&D was greatly impacted by this lack of long term vision and now HP trails many of their competitors and are in declining markets they once led (see Tablet growth vs. declining PC sales). Have focused way too much on hardware and have let Software/Services trail other key competitors (see IBM).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has lost direction, employee morale is at it lowest levels and you need to get back to listening to the field as well as your largest clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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