Hewlett-Packard

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Great while it lasted

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Great name recognition - the company was a great starting point. There were a lot of people that had spent their entire working life there.

Cons

Sometimes it was too big - too many layers of management at times made it tedious to get some projects completed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

So far things are too big to change quickly without possibly 'breaking' a lot of longstanding ingrained policies and procedures.

No opinion of CEO

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    Value Oriented professionals need not apply to HP

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    Current Employee - Pursuit Director - Managed Print Outsourcing
    Current Employee - Pursuit Director - Managed Print Outsourcing

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Mark Hurd is doing an outstanding job of fixing the operations issues at HP and re-directing formerly wasted captial into projects and investments. The company's value will be bound up in its footprint due to low cost infrastrucutre. For those who focus on operations and transactions this is great place to be.

    Cons

    The consequence of driving to become a share leader based on optimized supply chain and manufacturing requires managers who are transaction oriented. The company's value will be bound up in its footprint due to low cost infrastrucutre. If you are the sort of person who invents and brings in value above the infrastructure layer, this is not the place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The seams are showing. A low cost infrastructure/commodity play in devices/software and services encourges management behavior that imperils the making of a great company. Give those who deliver innovation a voice and authority. Shed the senior mangers who don't nuture innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    In the eye of the beholder

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good collaboration and commitment to get the job done. Benefits are decent but costs seems to rise while benefits drop. Solid stock price. Real commitment to allow you to work from home.

    Cons

    Performance rating system is a disgrace. Cost cutting has become the practice of the day and for some decisions management seems heartless. People are in fear for their jobs and are continuously looking over their shoulder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the bottom line, but give credit to your employees and treat them better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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