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3c. LinkedIn Positions - Compaq

Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org.   (Updated October 25, 2017.)  

Steps: 1. Check account settings  2. Optimize profile  3. Optimize positions  4. Use networking features

LinkedIn now tries to force each position on your profile into one of the companies in their company database. Organizational units such as divisions, subsidiaries. etc. that were formerly listed as separate companies -- confusing to outsiders and missed in recruiter searches -- are being eliminated from the database. A side-effect is that many companies no longer in business under their original name are also no longer in the database.

Compaq:

Either...

    1. Spell out "Compaq" and stop there to get "Compaq" and the HP/Compaq logo.

or 2. Enter "Compaq Computer Corporation" and settle for a blank gray logo.

 

LinkedIn displays other companies that are not the real Compaq.

- "Compaq Computers" with no logo is a 34-person company in Ohio.

- "Compaq Computer Holdings Limited" has no employees.

- "Compaq International" is a cable manufacturer in India.

- "Compaq Comptuer" [sic] is a house in Connecticut.

We were not able to discover a way to get the correct Compaq logo when adding a new position or editing an old one.

 

Key date: May 6, 2002 -- legal merger completed. (Compaq brandname used for low-end PCs and PC accessories for several years.)

HP or HP Inc: Enter "HP" for the official HPI company page and logo. Current "hp" logo with name "HP" -- comes up only if you enter "HP" -- not if you enter "Hewlett-Packard" or "HP Inc."  ("HP UK" includes people from all over the world. Even if in the UK, this is not a good company to use -- a recruiter may not find you -- and your profile already has your geographic location anyhow.) 

Hewlett-Packard Company founded 1939. [Enter "HP" -- "Hewlett-Packard" is not in the LinkedIn company database.]

Key date: November 1, 2015.-- renamed HP Inc after the HPI/HPE split.

HPE: Enter "Hewlett Packard" for the official HPE company page and logo. The wordless green rectangle logo with "Hewlett Packard Enterprise" as employer comes up if you enter "Hewlett Packard."  (Note that the company name is "Hewlett Packard Enterprise" -- singular, not plural, and no hyphen. <smile> Here's the internal training video
Key date: November 1, 2015 -- HPE opened for business.

If LinkedIn doesn't have a company page for what you enter, settle for the blank gray logo -- as long as the phrase isn't too similar to the name of one of the companies in LinkedIn's company database. This is not recommended for variations of HP, HPE, EDS, etc. Recruiters who are looking for people from a particular company because of product knowledge, process experience, or culture may not find you -- and if they do find you, may think that your profile is a fake.

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