I got laid off recently from Cisco and pretty close to land a job with HPE professional services. I would appreciate any gotchas about HPE professional services.
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Don't. Just don't.
Try posting on the right page then. HPE is a different company.
It is all about having a senior person as a mentor. I have seen very competent people, go nowhere, while absolute incompetents seemingly get promoted and raises. The company is built on a business plan that stresses month to month financials. They promise much to clients, are careful what they actually write, include lots of weasel words in contracts, lowball hoping to make money on changes etc. They expect employees to give their all, for low wages and lots of promises and they try their best not to deliver to the customer any more than is absolutely necessary. Do as little as possible for as much as possible. It is an awful company with awful ethos. It is being eaten away by third world outsourcing of its work, I T delivery is not the focus, only profits. Only work for them as an absolutely last resort and potential customers would be wise to completely avoid them. Usually customers engage with this company when they are very desperate and their I T is a complete disaster, in the hope that somehow it can be saved, or if not, they will have someone to blame. Awful company.
If it's the last option ... maybe. As said below it's a crazy ride with psycho CEO + minions. Business not great and a couple of pending lawsuits. Take the job but keep looking for escape. Merger going to happen but hey you could win the lottery and be last guy standing.
Don't do it! better options out there.
If you don't have other options, go for it, but be ready for a crazy roller-coaster. HPE is spinning off the Services division, and merging it with CSC. There will be layoffs, consolidations, uncertainty, etc., etc. Try to avoid them if possible...
Go here https://www.thelayoff.com/hp-enterprise or here &hp-enterprise
You will get better feedback by posting to the correct company. This is not the HPE forum.