Have you seen some of the comments posted lately on several HPE-related threads? Megtonio is mad!
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HPE and premerger HP was using the cash flow to pay off/bail out other in a really bad way companies. They might have been hiding illegal doings.
Whitman should get very little credit for getting HPE out of those woods, as it doesn’t take an accomplished leader to slash and burn a path out of a thicket of trees, especially if the fire ends up taking out most of the forest. Neri’s task will be to find what remains of those ashes and turn it into growth.
To : You say, "You haven't come up with one new idea in 20 years". I hope you mean the upper management who runs the place - employees can only do so much. We give our innovative ideas and only do what they are assigned to do. We as employees cannot help it if no one’s listens. I start with CEO and the upper management - HP has too many upper middle managers who only look out for themselves. After a big lay off you see emails that they are granulating themselves and giving themselves promotions. Then you see them going offshore to recruit the replaced laid-off employees with people who must learn the product to be productive which takes a long time. Also, I blame MEG and the other CEO from destroying HP's innovations and killing programs such as Palm phones, and the final nail getting rid of Software to Micro Focus a foreign company which we know will destroy the innovation future of all those software companies. What does HPE have left? HP, INC seems to be O.K. - I think this was Meg's strategy all along - separate the two companies and then finally dissolve HPE for good.
I worked on the predecessors to our modern smart phones, and I'd argue that "Danger" was the most advanced company in that space. Microsoft bought them out, which is why no one's ever heard of them.
After the Microsoft acquisition, many of the folks from "Danger" left and went to work on Android.
"You haven't come up with one new idea in 20 years".
Twenty years (1997) ago HP labs had a proof of concept in the 4L conference room at Palo Alto of an "Information Appliance". It was a small, portable, always connected to the internet device with a touch color screen and built in GPS. It was a communication and data management appliance. Sound familiar? You probably have one in your pocket right now. Carly killed that program to buy Compaq in 2002 and laid off most of the Embedded and Personal Systems division. It was the day the music died for HP. Meg has just been squeezing a few last dollars out of a dead hulk. The HP Cloud was just a final verification that the HP culture was no longer capable of doing much of anything new for actual customers.
Maybe someone suggested that Meg was too old.
To : I cannot believe the racist discriminatory hateful language coming out of your mouth!! You must be a very unhappy person. Meg is the CEO - she makes the decisions. There were many innovations but she put terrible higher management in place that destroyed the ideas of employees trying to make HPE successful. Reason why the Cloud failed and others. She lays off highly productive employees mostly 40 and over. Meg's internal documents describe Baby Boomer are undesirables.
Thank you QoFzjYf-1vwg for trying to speak for all of the stockholders, to the employees and ex-employees. Please allow me to now reciprocate this service.
(The summary is, HPE is a sinking ship, from both perspectives).
Hey stockholders, you do realize, right? Talented and wise old geezers, with many years of inside knowledge or finely honed skills, are let go, because youngsters cost 0.75 as much, right? Regardless of whether or not they (the youngsters) can be bothered to show up to work before 10 AM?
Hey stockholders, you do realize, right? “Forced distribution performance reviews” means that we have to make our co-workers look bad, so that we can look good? HPE has systematically ignored decades worth of management-consultant inputs (and employees inputs too), about this policy, which says that it is an absolute teamwork-killer! I can personally testify, teamwork is deader than a coffin-nail, and “Forced distribution performance reviews” is what done ‘er in!
Hey stockholders, you do realize, right? HPE management NEVER-EVER makes mistakes of ANY kind, and they would rather forego 10 million in profits, than hire back (even as a contractor) a laid-off employee that could re-realize their 10 million in profits? HPE management ego over-rides EVERYTHING, including the profits and long-term existence of HPE, is what I am trying to say…
Bail out NOW, employees and stockholders alike! There is no “there”, there, in top HPE management!
"Shareholders don't work for HR, and think all of you are idiots. You haven't come up with one new idea in 20 years."
If that is true, then shareholders are even bigger idiots for sitting complacently, paying upper management huge salaries and bonuses but delivering nothing. At least the "old timers" are getting paid, while your HP stock loses you money.
Shareholders don't work for HR, and think all of you are idiots. You haven't come up with one new idea in 20 years, and no one is buying the products you sell. How is that Meg's fault? Here's a new flash: No one buys servers anymore. No one wants to pay for your managed service. You are a dinosaurs made up of angry white men employees. Anyone who could do has. Those left come to this site to whine and feel better. Maybe if you did your job instead of cashing your paycheck, you wouldn't be so miserable.
HR couldn't care less about this site. They know the workforce is mostly made up of angry old-timers... that's why they are trying to get rid of you. You think you have any insight here they aren't aware of? Every idea on here is layoff Meg and all will be fine... well, here's your chance. Except you are still stuck with products no one wants to buy and services overpriced that no one wants to work with. Good luck with the post-Meg HPE... just don't expect it to be any different.
The only reason we like your stock is the decent dividends, and the inevitable jump when the remaining are sold to a private equity firm. If you were smart, open to change, and capable of getting another job (you are not), you would see this plain as day and get out now. But easier to whine and complain and blame someone who was there for a fraction of the decade-long decline.
It’s really unbelievable. Having HR folks coming here to try to discredit the comments just proves that HPE is really a mess and that HR and upper management do not have any clue about what they need to do.
The conjoined phrase you have coined is really cool
"They now want the News to believe all of us are really happy with Meg's execution? " I haven't heard of her execution but, I can't say I'm against it.
OP, the media has been hitting them badly after Meg's departure announcement. Their strategy seems to be minimizing the comments on this site saying that the same small group of "frustrated, disgruntled, losers" ex-employees post here again and again. What? They now want the News to believe all of us are really happy with Meg's execution? Come'on!