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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    Ok, has become too big

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great talent, great people to work with. Depending on the team and the technology, it can be a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Too much middle management, to big of a company, unable to react to the market, underpaid. Unable to decide what it wants to focus on. Annual reviews needs improvement and little to no guidance on how to position oneself for success. Little to no work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, practice what you preach. Provide a real career path to your employees without it being in Management. There is too much of a buddy system, if you not part of it the path of success is limited. Evaluated purely based on numbers and not work ethic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
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