Dec 18, 2021)
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We're noticing that many former EDS folks have the wrong
company on their LinkedIn profile. A recruiter searching for
ex-EDS people may not find you.
Check your LinkedIn profile. During the HP breakup, HPE changed many decades-old HP positions to display the HPE name and logo. LinkedIn has been standardizing company names, with odd results. Recruiters view illogical entries --
such as HPE positions before 2015 -- as fake.
You may wish to emphasize (or de-emphasize) some of your background by breaking out (or merging) separate positions. If so, you need to carefully edit your
profile to pick the right company from similarly-named
that organizational units such as divisions, subsidiaries,
HP Labs, etc. that were formerly listed as though they were
separate companies are being eliminated from the database of
companies. You can mention an acquired company or an
organizational unit in the Title and/or Description for a
EDS. At completion of the sale on Aug 26, 2008, EDS
temporarily structured as a wholly-owned subsidiary called "EDS,
an HP Company."
On Sep 23, 2009, it was
renamed "HP Enterprise
Services." However, neither "EDS, an HP Company"
nor "HP Enterprise Services" are in the LinkedIn database as
valid, separate employers. References to either jump to
Hewlett Packard Enterprise -- which didn't exist as a
company until Nov 1, 2015. Until then, as far as LinkedIn is
concerned, ex-EDS folks were employed by HP.
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endorsed or supported.
The only way to get the correct company and the blue "bowling ball" logo
is to enter "Electronic Data Systems"
-- and select it twice.
If you enter "EDS" instead of spelling it out, there are
many companies that come up.
Key date: HP acquisition completed Aug 26, 2008.
"EDS, An HP Company" and "HP Enterprise Services" were
segments of HP. Therefore neither is in the current LinkedIn company
"EDS Group" has no logo and is shown as privately held.
The real EDS was a public company.
Many former EDS folks have the wrong company on their LinkedIn
profile. A recruiter searching for ex-EDS people may not find
- "EDS" outsourcing company in Egypt with a red chevron logo -- formerly
"Egyptian Document Storage."
- "EDS Technologies" CAD/CAM software company in India
with a triangle logo.
- "EDS" yields a facilities services company in NC with a
square logo made up of blue arrows.
- "Energy and Densification" Systems has a blue football-helmet-shaped
logo with "EDS."
Hewlett-Packard or HPInc:
Enter "HP" -- and select it twice -- for the official
HP company page and logo. Do not enter "HP Inc" or
"Hewlett-Packard" -- with or without the hyphen.
If you enter "Hewlett Packard" without the hyphen, the
wordless green-rectangle logo with "Hewlett Packard
Enterprise" as employer comes up.
"Hewlett-Packard" -- with the hyphen -- is not listed as an
employer in the LinkedIn company database.
"HP UK" includes people from all over the world. Even if in
the UK, not a good company to use -- a recruiter may not
find you. Indicate your UK work location in the entry for
Key date: Nov 1, 2015 -- renamed "HP Inc" after the
HPE: Enter "Hewlett Packard" -- and select it twice -- for
the official HPE company page and logo to get the wordless green-rectangle logo with "Hewlett Packard Enterprise" as employer.
(The HP name and logo were
taken over by HPE.)
Note that the company name is "Hewlett Packard Enterprise" -- singular,
not plural, and no hyphen. <smile> Here's the
internal training video
Key date: Nov 1, 2015 -- HPE opened for business.
Enter "DXC Technology" -- and select it twice -- for
the official company page and logo. (Don't enter just "DXC"
-- you get a blank logo.)
Key Date: April 3, 2017 -- HPES spinoff and merger completed with
Computer Sciences Corporation; renamed DXC Technology.
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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