Pros: benefits, ability to work from home, diverse
Cons: compensation, job security, management involvement (or lack of)
The best part of the job is the ability to work from any location, including home. Since the company is a global one, most of the people I interact with on a daily basis are overseas. But we make use of email, IM, conference calls, video conference, etc to interact and communicate. That is what makes the job exciting.
Being a global company does have – more... its disadvantages. Work hours may need to shift due to timezone differences when meetings are needed. Also, when management is overseas, there is less involvement and direction at times. Mid and end of year reviews can be a challenge because those seem to be the only times when management has any communication with employees.
Like most company's, HP is looking at the bottom line. More and more work is getting moved overseas...cheaper labor equals cost savings. Therefore, job security is not high. However, if you have valuable skills, they will be utilized.
Overall, HP is a good company. It's not perfect, but my career with them has been enjoyable and I have met some amazing people along the way. – less