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Great but too big.

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Current Employee - Technical Consultant  in  Columbia, MD (US)
Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Columbia, MD (US)

Pros

Great salary and benefits. Too there are no more company cars.

Cons

The company is so big it's lost direction. The HP way is dying.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Delegate more.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Results and new management teams trampled HP Way

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boise, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID (US)

    Pros

    Used to be a good set of people to work with
    Great to work at an industry leader
    Variety of business provide career interest

    Cons

    Current management team motivated by cutting
    Current management doesn't listen
    Current management doesn't invest for growth
    Current management uses benchmarks and spreadsheets to manage -- which eventually manages to mediocrity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth comes from investment
    Leadership doesn't come from managing by a spreadsheet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Roseville, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA (US)

    Pros

    I like the flexible hours, and multiple areas for possible career advancement. Additionally, there's strength in numbers: I know that entire software divisions will not be cut from the company, and that positions will be gradually phased out (rather than losing funding -> drastic cuts).

    Cons

    The typical downsides of a large company: Your management knows what you need/want but is powerless to get it, there is a large amount of paperwork for innovation, and pay is moderate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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