My 14 year adventure with HP, has been an exciting roller coaster. I have traveled the world from India, to Costa Rica, to develop call centers to support HP enterprise servers, racks, software and infrastructure. My career accelerated to back line pre-sales solution architect for all inside/outside sales and frontline SA's. This was a great opportunity to understand customer business needs and match custom based solutions and the right level of services resulting in high attach rates.
I've worked with HP for 12 years. My co-workers have all been a pleasure to work with, as well as management. From design, to testing, to implementation, all members from various teams all had a good working relationship. However, the mass layoffs have really brought morale down and I've seen several talented people laid off.
Either invest in creating a true consulting practice from the ground up or get out of the business. The consulting business is the total opposite of the computer hardware side of the house and I don't think customers really understand that until it is too late.Concentrate on building team work instead of unorganized competition to see who rises to the top. Never had really any respect for any of the managers since they all pretty much came from the marketing side of the business. Totally wrong way to do a systems integration organization that is supposed to have reputation of HP brand.