Select the links below that fit your situation...
- Current HP employee:
Information for Current Employees. Join
Ex-Compaq* group on LinkedIn.
HP employee in the process of leaving:
groups on LinkedIn.
- Former Compaq employee who never worked for HP:
groups on LinkedIn.
- Recruiter wishing to post jobs:
LinkedIn. How to get your
LinkedIn profile to show the correct company for each
LinkedIn Tips &
Traps - Positions
Current employee stock issues:
- New spinoff. If you own DXC shares on May 25, you will receive
shares in a new company -- with corresponding adjustment in value of
your DXC shares.
- Micro Focus tax liability on 2017 return.
HPE shareholders received shares in a UK company -- Micro Focus -- in the September 2017 spinoff of HPE's
software business. Due to unique circumstances, this transaction is taxable for US shareholders
-- even if no Micro Focus stock has been sold. Some
brokers and administrators either did not report -- or reported
incorrectly -- to the IRS. You can file an amended return.
- Time to untangle your stock! Many have discovered that they
have stock in more companies (as many as seven), located in more accounts, and with much
less accurate cost basis values that they thought. You or your heirs could lose some of the stock or dividends as "abandoned"
-- and you could wind up paying taxes twice on the same income.
A team of HP Alumni volunteers has developed a step-by-step
process to help you
find all your stock, protect it from being treated as abandoned
property, and prevent double taxation.
Go to Employee Stock
If you bought CPQ shares
under the Compaq employee stock purchase plan, those shares were
automatically converted to HPQ shares at the time of the merger.
Unless you have sold or transferred them, the shares (and your
corresponding new Hewlett Packard Enterprise and other spinoff shares) are being held
by the last administrator of the plan, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
-- which is no longer being paid by the company for this work.
Details and HPAA advice for former CPQ
Morgan Stanley customers are getting different results from
different divisions of the company -- depending on whether
they were participants in the Compaq Employee Stock Purchase Plan or had transferred their HP stock to a personal
account at Morgan Stanley's local-office-based retail brokerage
issues reported by members
Former Digital employees should also see
HP Inc is the
legal successor to Compaq -- and has responsibility for any
commitments. (Does not depend on whether your last business
unit subsequently ended up in HPI or HPE in the HP
- October 25, 1991: "The Day Everything Changed at Compaq"
"Pulse" article by Sean Burke
- "Open: How Compaq Ended IBM's
PC Domination and Helped Invent Modern Computing" by Rod Canion.
"...a series of risky and daring decisions often facing
criticism and incredulity that allowed the open PC standard
marketplace to thrive and the incredible benefits of open
computing to be realized."
BenBella Books (October 15, 2013) ASIN:
1937856992 Author's website:
- Documentary based on Rod Canion's "Open"
Cowboys" page on Facebook.
Verification for former HP and Compaq employees.
Networking Directory of HP-
and Compaq-related networks and groups around the world.
Contacts for former HP, HPI, HPE employees
Compaq company history (via the
- Gordon Bell's
Wikipedia article with references
and links. Note: Wikipedia articles change over time, may not
cover all aspects of the topic consistently, and may not be written from
a neutral point of view.
* The informal
Employees group on LinkedIn is operated by Compaq alumni, not
by the HPAA. The group is not endorsed or supported by the company.
The Hewlett-Packard Alumni Association is operated by former employees
who volunteer their time. Not endorsed or supported by the company.
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Rod Canion, Jim Harris, and Bill