When R&D managers started to leave, that’s when I knew it was time for me to leave too. Luckily, I found a much better position down the street. For the first time in many years, I look forward to work again. Also, for the first time, I get to use my vast knowledge of electronics to design circuit boards.
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Funny, on mobile devices, I can see an ad right above the comments for HPE.
But congrats on getting out. HPE paid a very pretty penny to push me out of the company when I was let go during the second quarter of covid. I, too, am now right down the road from HPE, assuming you are in Houston as well. HP has treated me far better than HPE and people actually listen to my ideas. If something was incorrect, they politely told me this. I remember at HPE, I was proposing new solutions for our products and I got humiliated by my manager and he criticized me for insufficient marketing data, as if an engineer had that at their disposal.
The only thing I miss about HPE are the friends I made, but most of them have moved on from the company, so I may never see some of them again. That, and just everything that was not buracratic. As Andy said in The Office, "I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them."
HP is far better and incredibly stable, no signs that I am endangered to another layoff. I hear from my remaining colleagues at HPE they haven't received any bonuses or sufficient raises since covid. Funnily enough, many people under my VP are from HPE and joined around the same time I did.
Enjoy what remains of your soul.
Congratulations on leaving what has become a very toxic environment, the founders are rolling over in their graves