Thread regarding HP (Hewlett-Packard) layoffs

Stepping stone or...

This place served as a stepping stone for me. I immediately knew that I would not stay here for long, that I would only stay until I gained a little more experience and upgraded my skills. It surprises me how many people say that they completely destroyed their careers here...

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Post ID: @OP+1hQxtmi3

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HP used to care. A lot. That was in the Bill and Dave days of the The HP Way. Those days died forever with Carly Fiorina as CEO. I'm glad I was with the old HP in the 90s for the last of the glory days.

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Post ID: @5ibn+1hQxtmi3

Continuation of my comment below...

Since you said you knew you couldn't stay for long... Makes me wonder if you're the person I mentioned.

In that case, I wouldn't blame you. Our organization's morale is very low and no one really communicates to each other.

Please enjoy your new opportunity.

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Post ID: @5ynk+1hQxtmi3

We just lost our DT to Meta and he was only at HP for one year (13 months to be exact) LOL... Ugh... HP having a very difficult time retaining talent. You're right, we're just a stepping stone.

I know so many people who have left for Dell, which could very well be doing equally as bad as we are.

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Post ID: @5qar+1hQxtmi3

The biggest mistake anyone can
Make is to believe that HP really cares about its employees as members of a family. HP is ruthless when it comes to layoffs, and once it’s decided that you are to be dumped they don’t want you back.

So use HP as nothing more than a stepping stone, it’s not a company to build an entire career around. Get your experience and move on.

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Post ID: @2gml+1hQxtmi3

If you're new to HP, make sure to get as much experience across systems, architecture, security, performance, and most importantly, cloud integrations. Work on certifications like CISSP, and as many certs as possible in AWS and Azure as you can. And of course, network across teams inside of HP. If you do this, you will be much better suited for positions elsewhere should you become a victim of WFRs, which HP has been notorious for many years.

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