In tough times, HP has become too inwardly focussed, forgetting its clients
Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee) – Melbourne, VIC – 3 February 2015
The HP of today remains full of loyal, talented people and a few great managers. However, HP has become hamstrung by internal processes and too many ‘involved’ people, distracting its employees from focusing on HP’s clients.
Waves of workforce redundancies have left employees unable to make decisions and take calculated risks. The HP of today is about filling in spreadsheets and managing internal email communications.
The most positive aspect about life at HP is its people, though in recent years, much of the enthusiasm and spark has been beaten out of them.
HP pays a competitive salary though (sales) over achievement is becoming discouraged due to the company’s drive to reduce operational cost (such as commission payments).
I believe employees have faith in Meg Whitman and her strategy to turn the company around. Once the bloodletting stops, HP returns to being an innovator and allows itself to focus more on its customers, I believe it may once again become a great place to work.
Inwardly focused. Management style.