On January 6th, we entered HP GBS (Global Business Services) Guadalajara, Mexico and it proved to be a great experience. HP GBS currently has 18,000 employees in several different locations such as Guadalajara, San Jose, Pontiac, Cordoba, Wroclaw, Bucharest, Beijing, Bangalore, and others. The Global Business Services strives to deliver value, efficiency, bringing solutions to customers and deals with almost every single administrative department within HP.
During the presentation we learned that the Global Business Service group has a four step operational impact method which focuses on the ability to: Operate, Manage, Own, and Transform. Another strategy they used in HP GBS group is the five D´s of design: Define, Discover, Design, Develop, and Deliver. HP also developed War Room´s which are rooms where ¨Out of the box, ¨ thinking occurs that can help develop the aforementioned strategies even further.
Overall, the presentation and tour of HP facilities were both excellent. In the tour, we got a glimpse of the culture of HP. An interesting part of the culture at HP was that employees are allowed to do whatever they would like within the day as long as they achieved their objectives. When the tour was over I gained the impression that HP would be a great company to work for. After this positive experience, I look forward to applying to HP in hopes of obtaining a summer internship in Guadalajara, Mexico.