I am just one of many thousands of temp employees that work at HP. My employer sent out an alarming email stating that due to HP budget constraints, both contract workers and HP employees will not be working the entire 4th of July week. Only certain product lines and projects will be working that week with the only day off on the 4th. Thankfully my project is working but many others are not.
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Did they ever advance to 8” silicon? Did they finally get the SMIF system To function? ICBD and IJBU were in the East building (late 90’s)., are these divisions still alive? Thank you for your response. I left late 90’s., was in IC Test “6” wafer fab. Loved it. I miss the good ole days.
The Corvallis site is mainly R&D and is HP's main ink development site. There are the top secret ink labs, several clean rooms, the demo page wide printers and 2 whole buildings devoted to the 3D printers for metals. The industrial sized page wide printers are selling like hot cakes to foreign countries. Mostly Europe. I think they sell for $8M each, depending on options.
The Corvallis site is starting to grow again after many years of layoffs.
HP has also started to bring back to the USA parts of the product lines it shipped out of the country. The plant in Ireland was shut down and everything shipped to Corvallis. In 2007-2008 the ink cartridge testing was moved to Ireland and lots of people got laid off. Now it is back.
Is the Corvallis site mostly R&D? I read that couple other companies were the 1st to deveople 3D? Actually was created many years back, just recently perfected, and coming to the forefront. Page-wide also developed by another? Read that reliability questinable. ROI/margins slim.
All the HP employees at the project/product line at my location (USA) were asked to use the first week of July as a furlough week. About 30% are taking HP up on the offer. Some contingency workers are off as well but they had no choice.
@ 1ezp depending where you work - NW US has/used to., Mor-Man mngr’s. Remember when the beer-busts/co picnic we’re under scrutiny. Fake news from U brah! Keep try’n..
The first reply is unfair. I know that both regular HP er's and contractors have tipped quite a few on a Friday afternoon. Hey it's Friday, leave for lunch about 11, hit the taps (wine bar for the smug Silicone Valley types) blow of the day on thier dime. Your only going to get WFR'ed anyway.
Our business unit was highly encouraged (but not mandatory) to use FTO/vacation during 4th of July week. that message was sent to full time employees. I don’t know about any contractor being forced to take FTO but it would not surprise me
By the way please ignore the first rude commenter. I have worked with very capable temp employees and contractors.
Wonder if Co is gonna survive? Reason for post: product reliability; moral responsibility to community and employees; Best or lack thereof - ethics’s; questiable post consumer-product support (I.e., outsourced cust-support) * product fails near one year warranties, extended warranties not recognized, look this up. Appalling to say the least; ink-pens expire prematurely; code-driven; secret SW updates; and etc. Unfortantily I have personal experience in ALL mentioned. Worked for Co almost twenty yrs., been out almost twenty yrs., last two PC/printer purchases were NOT from this Co. I do not see me going back. BTW my Mac/LT doesn’t blow a hot fan on me constantly. Had it now 5+ yrs. don’t even think it has a fan. So quite and it works non-stop. Best -
@zde - Really? ignorant post! I have worked right along side the most respectful and competent contract employees. I have been FTE and a temp. Yeash! In regards to original post: 4th July is middle of week. Usually (past practice) utilizes the floater holiday beginning or end of week., I.e four day weekend.soetimes the Co shuts down the fabs/lines for long weekends. I don’t see an issue here. Best to all.
Has nothing to do with budget constraints. Historically, most of the contract workforce eiither calls in sick or comes to work stoned or drunk that week. So HP proactively eliminates the problem. Also, this is for contact workers only; the HP folks are not affected.