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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    Good in the beginning...

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    • 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
  2.  

    Pros and Cons of working for HP as contractual project manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good compensation package. Fair treatment even for contractual employees.

    Cons

    Lack of support from regional management. Regional management unable to make timely decision and give precise solution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove incompetent resources from their management position. Regional product manager put personal agenda over company's best interest. Poor decision making affects the project progress, damages customer relationship and team morale.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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