Very flexible place to work where I had large degree of autonomy as long as I delivered per performance goals. Limited salary increases in recent years but some progressive measures being introduced by new CEO e.g. fully paid paternity leave for men.
All the senior management of the company wants is making savings. They do not care about their employees or their customers as long as the management at the top get their own bonuses and the shares are at a good price. We were able to see how much the top management was getting when they were selling their shares since it is a public company. Every year you could see how much they were making at the time of the bonuses while we were told there was no pay increase or bonuses for us and we couldn't even recruit so the teams were constantly under staffed.
International company which has been through a lot of change, new HPE is getting focused and leaner. Lovely people lot of flexibility at management level in working from home, hours etc, as long as the job gets done attitude. Call centre staff are more restricted. Lot of online training available. depending on the role and the year lot of additional training opportunities also.
IT Engineer (Former Employee) - Dublin West, County Dublin - 13 November 2018
At time of leaving , there was an over focus on splitting the company. This was very much to the detriment of the people, with little focus on career management , training and up skilling. Did not keep pace with market place salaries
Prior to 2013 / 14 it was a good place to work.
Consistent communications between customers, engineers and consultants resulted in the work been very interactive and varied as no 2 projects were the same. This lead to interesting and varied work.
Work life balance was extremely good and I was able to avail of permanent part time work while still keeping my position.
Would have liked to stay with company but unfortunately I was made redundant.
Working in Hewlett Packard helped me gain the confidence in working in Administration. Although I knew I wanted to start my career in this field and not having enough experience, working in HP helped me gain more knowledge and skills to help further my career
A typicla day is to manage your portfolio of customer that have a lease that is soon maturing. I will have a conversation with the customers to get the endo of term activity and what they would like to do, from either buy-out, extend or return the equipment.
I do pricing quotes and run reports that are sent to the customer.
I will also check future lease contracts to see if anything can be done mid-term.
I also assist the customer if they have budget to burn or they need to do a restructure.
The team is great and makes the work easier but of course when you are dealing with targets the job can be stressfull at times. We try to do different things like kick-offs or baking days to get the fun in to work. Its great that we have many different nationalities as this also makes the team so diverse and you can get support from different type of people.
I think this is the hardest part of the job, trying to get in the Revenue and margin so that we can bring profitability to teh company.
It is also good when the managment is behind you and support you in the decisions that you make. You feel that you are a part of the bigger picture.
I learned every day at HP and moved up in jobs over the years. Great place to work. Would recommend it to others.
There are opportunities within the company for anyone who wanted to progress in their career or even change roles and get involved in something different.