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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 for more than 3 years

Pros

flexibility of telework, diversity, growth

Cons

frequent changes at the top

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

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    Management Lacked Focus When I was there...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Loved working with peers the same age (21-25), if you enjoy the "sales" life then you'll love it.

    Cons

    The role I was placed in lacked focus from management, never knew exactly what I was supposed to be doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consulting

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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 for 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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