Hewlett-Packard

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Do not work for HP

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

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Once a great company to work for, it now is strives to be no better than average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Roseville, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Roseville, CA (US)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    For me, HP has had Flexible work hours, letting me get my job done and have time for my family. Granted, I still have to coordinate with others and their schedules, but otherwise I have a lot of freedom to set when I work. I like working with my peers. They are good hard-working experienced employees. My direct managers have been very good, and HP seems to do a better than most at training both men and women to manage. Lastly, so far I have had Interesting work to do.

    Cons

    HP was founded on a set of principles that respected employees as much as the top chiefs. This atmosphere has completely eroded. At best, HP now is an average place to work, where lower-level employees are treated as financial liabilities and not assets to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want better than average employees, start rewarding and treating the workforce likewise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good in the beginning...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    It's a very dynamic environment and you'll always be dealing with new projects, new technologies, new people. Can't get bored!

    Cons

    No clear career path; recognition is usually a pat on the back and bonus is almost inexistent and when you earn it, it sucks; never sat down with my leader to discuss where I can get on my career inside HP; never participated on a formal training on a class to learn new things because I've never had time to do so and my client would not wait for me to be trained and my leader would always press me to "learn as you go" instead of attending classes; etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get interested in your employee's aspirations
    - Help him plot the course to accomplish the employee's objectives/goals on the company
    - Recognize the accomplishments accordingly (not just a pat on the back, but bonus AND promotions with salary increase!)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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