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Do not work for HP

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Nice, intelligent co-workers
Flexible working arrangements
Vacation days accumulatded each year

Cons

Continuous layoffs
Transfers to inappropriate positions with no regard for affected employee's career path or happines
Salary cuts which are then returned as a "bonus"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being robots who merely hand down directives from upper management
Do not force inappropriate career chanages on employees
Treat employees as people, not numbers or salaries,respectfully, or expect a mass exodous when the economy recovers

Doesn't Recommend

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    Average work environment for an IC, but not for management aspirations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management in Plano, TX (US)

    Pros

    There is decent flexibility to work remotely, so you can balance work and personal. Dress code has become relaxed in the former EDS environments now, so Business Casual is no longer the norm....it is casual all the time (unless of course, you are client-facing).

    Cons

    Since HP acquired EDS, the compensation and benefits have slowly degraded. The level of headcount reductions reached astounding levels in 2009, leaving those few unfortunate survivors with a work level that is sometimes unbearable. Salaries were reduced for everyone in 2009 between 5-10%, but when the company is asked whether they will reinstate reductions when the economy rebounds, the HR soft-shoe dances are quite entertaining. The short of it is that compensation is now pretty lackluster. Unless you are in the highest management levels, though, then there can't seem to be enough $000's in the compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play games with attempting to fool the ranks with "equality of pay reductions". It doesn't compare when a hard-working HP employee takes a 5-10% cut on a $80,000 salary, versus you taking a 20% cut on your salary, which represent 1/20th of your overall compensation because you didn't forego your bonuses. You really want to show true leadership? Work for a $1 in these tough times. I'm sure the $50M you banked over the last few years will carry you through.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    Large company, looks good on a resume. If you are a marginal employee, it will not be noticed too much.

    Cons

    Benefits are not among the best, even though they have a great bargaining chip with 300K employees, promotions are non-existant, as are raises. Performance based bonuses are a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the people that work to make this company what it is. If you take care of them, they will work hard to take care of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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