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Former Software Engineer

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Former Employee - QA Engineer
Former Employee - QA Engineer

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Relaxed atmosphere and flexible working schedule

Cons

Right now it is struggling and you never know when the next layoff is since they've been doing so many. Morale is really low but depending on which group you are in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Next time you do 10% pay cut you should apply that to your bonuses also... 10% pay company-wide is fine but when your base salary is 250k and you make millions in bonuses that is not calculated in the pay cuts is unfair

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    Hewlett-Packard Company Review

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    Current Employee - Performance Consultant  in  Nashua, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Performance Consultant in Nashua, NH (US)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Hewlett-Packard allows employees to take risks and to be pioneers in their field. They feel it is better to try and fail and learn rather than not try at all.

    Cons

    The company is rather large so being recognized for your achievements is sometimes quite a challenge. YOu tend to be lost in the mix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is important to always listen to everyone in the company. The listening should not stop at any one level but should be valued from not just the top down but from the bottom up.

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    Pretty good for a big company

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility. Individual contributors are given a lot of responsibility and decision making authority (depending on department). Opportunity to move around and participate in different areas of the business. Exposure to a lot of interesting information and products. Fun and forward technology. Nice people. Good location.

    Cons

    They're in downsizing mode and the whole thing is not handled well -- stringing groups along for months and years without clear reasons for who gets laid off, when, how they are selected etc.
    Some managers have been there forever and drink the coolaid of "the corporation can do no wrong" when obviously there are areas of weakness. No HR to speak of other than what's required to protect the corporation from litigation -- employees are pretty much on their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to some individual contributors 1-1 to learn what's really going on. There's too much separation between upper management and the people delivering the products.

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