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LinkedIn - Compaq

Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org.   (Updated August 27, 2017.)   Part of HPAA's "LinkedIn Tips and Traps" article series

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.

 

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.]

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
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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