Hewlett-Packard

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Company is trying to put its act together in recovery

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Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

flexibility of telework, diversity, growth

Cons

frequent changes at the top

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Neutral Outlook
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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Opportunity to experience different aspects of transformation programmes.
    - YOU can drive where and what you want to do
    - It's your career, so meet as much people as you can to progress your career forward.

    Cons

    - Most transformation programmes are IT transformation, typically within an account that HP already has a multi-year contract with.
    - The consulting roles are mostly internal consulting roles, which means your client base are the HP's account teams.
    - If you don't drive your career forward you are stuck doing things you are not really keen on - you become a generalist consultant.
    - There are several internal consulting organisations, so you need to find out if you are in the right one, as there are some variations in what they do.
    - Inhouse consultants are typically deemed as body shop ... although the management would argue otherwise.
    - Training ... non-existent. Budget is set early in the year, but almost never used and usually gets stripped to other pots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest to the team and admit that you are a body shop organisation. If you want to develop your consultants and keep them motivated, develop capabilities in "Business Development" teams as one way to move the consulting team forward.

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    It's been a very bumpy ride

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They really stick to the laws, which is a good thing at the moment in Hungary. Local management is really doing their best to keep us with HP.

    Cons

    The salary is way behind the industry standard. There is no way to negotiate your pay. Benefits suck. You only get to work with cheap second or third rate equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to act on keeping the best employees unless you want every one of them to go work for the competitors. Cost reduction can be done by other ways as closing done sites and firing all employees.

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