Pros: good front line people, work from home flexibility, good health benefits
Cons: comp, comp. no focus on retaining key contributors, no focus of business continutity and rewarding valuable employees.
I worked at HP for 9 years, I was a highly successful individual contributor and was promoted 4 times, unfortunately I did so under the guise that "during focal point reviews we'll make the comp adjustments". That never happened. As a result, I was working next to external hires, that had lower levels of responsibilities who were compensated as much – more... as 25-50% more than I was. Literally a common joke was that the only way to get a raise was to leave the company. That is the biggest complaint. We worked hard and had to be very vocal to get help to cover the work load, but did so after a year or so of neglect. I liked the majority of people I worked with but had zero faith in the abilities of senior management. Work from home privileges were nice, but have since been reeled in. I think everything I've mentioned is driving the very public demise that we're seeing both in HP value in the market place and stock price. It's sad, used to be a great employer. – less