Any Employee Purchase Program should have a nice discount on all products. If HP did not offer something like 20% (I think at least 20%) for employees, that's a slap in the face. If you want them to be ambassadors for their products, they should provide some good incentive. It's sad when Fry's, Best Buy or Amazon are actually cheaper than your companies discount on it's own products.
I have been told that since Bill and Dave passed away and their families out of HP, that place is a shell of what it once was. It used to be a top 10 place to work, now it's not even in the top 100. It's about greed and Sr. Mgmt bonuses now - where and how can we cut, but stay alive.
I read "The HP Way" back in the 90's and there was a quote - Quality People Means Quality Products & Services. Basically, take care of your staff and the rest should fall in place as your employees are committed to the success of your company.
This is much different than today's mindset - no pay raises, less staff to do more of the work with less resources, etc... Folks wake up and are zombies everyday, not real motivated to go the extra mile. (I'm not speaking HP specific here - big business in general).
Ok, done with rant.
Originally Posted by jondough