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Great people and opportunities but serious issues at the top

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Vancouver, WA (US)
Current Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, WA (US)

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

Pros

Large company with lots of opportunities for exploring different businesses and functions. Great people. Collaborative. Flexibility to manage my schedule - to work where and when works best for me.

Cons

Too many years of sacrificing the future for the current quarter. Rewards have become too concentrated at the top of the company. Really bad decision making at the executive and board level for way too many years. Workload is ridiculous at times. Little to no time or dollars for training.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop trying to grow through acquisitions (especially gigantic, stupid acquisitions!). Focus internally on innovation and invention. Create a more balanced bonus system (profit sharing rather than the ridiculous 'pay for performance') to give all levels of the company incentives, rather than just executives.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    great people. pathetic upper management

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer  in  Corvallis, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Corvallis, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    worker bees are smart, dedicated, and generally watch out for each other.

    Cons

    draconian forced ranking. people fired, often for trumped up bogus reasons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop sqeezing the workers for health care benefit bucks and then squandering it on pathetic acquisitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    stable company (or at lest used to be stable), not very innovative for sure.

    Cons

    stale, conservative company, not really serious about lean operations or speed

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