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Agilent Issues  (Updated Mar 1, 2021.)

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How to get your LinkedIn profile to show the correct company for each position. LinkedIn Tips & Traps - Positions

Join the alumni and networking groups that fit your situation:

- See the HPAA's directory of 190 informal HP-related social and professional groups around the world.

- If you were an HP employee before joining Agilent, also join the Hewlett-Packard Alumni Association

"Potential Private Retirement Benefit" letter from Social Security. Reports the last transaction in a benefit plan that you were once enrolled in. If "Type of Benefit" is coded "A" -- in the previous year, you rolled the money into a different plan, bought an annuity, or took the cash. "M" if you left before vesting in that plan. How to investigate: https://www.hpalumni.org/PotentialBenefitLetter.

Benefits: (All benefits -- including health and financial benefits.) Agilent Service Center -- toll-free 1-877-989-2727 (operated by Fidelity.)

Time to untangle your stock! No one but you really cares about your employment-related stock. You may now have stock in up to seven HP-related companies. Your stock may not all be in the same place, or be registered to your current postal address. You may need to find stray accounts or retrieve lost stock, dividends, or cash payouts. The IRS does not have the ability to independently determine your cost basis; you may need to estimate it. An HP Alumni team has developed a step-by-step process. Employee Stock 

Links and HPAA member advice on Agilent and Keysight stock: https://www.hpalumni.org/StockAgilent 

Key: Agilent is the legal successor to the Hewlett-Packard business units -- instrument, medical, analytical, component, etc. -- that were that were transferred to Agilent under Lew Platt. (In turn, Keysight is now the legal successor to the Agilent instrument business.)

Make sure that every company you ever worked for has your current postal address. Even if not classified by the company as a "Retiree" or if long gone -- in case of pension plan changes, employment lawsuits, settlements, or other issues. (HP Inc. is the legal successor to companies bought by HP -- including Compaq and EDS. HPE is successor to companies it bought -- Cray, Nimble, etc.) Update address at former company

Former employee or retiree of which company? (Includes any retiree health coverage, pension, 401(k), etc. )

- Left the Hewlett-Packard Company before the May 2, 2000 Agilent spinoff and had worked in the HP businesses that became Agilent -- instrument, medical, analytical, component, etc. -- classified as a former employee or retiree of Agilent.

- If worked in the HP or Agilent instrument business, reclassified in the 2014 Keysight spinoff as a former employee or retiree of Keysight.  HPAA's Keysight page: https://www.hpalumni.org/keysight

Employment verification and experience letters for Hewlett-Packard or Hewlett Packard Enterprise, predecessor companies, and successor companies. Employment and Salary Verification   Experience Letter

Agilent Benefits. Retiree medical, retirement plan, deferred profit-sharing plan, 401(k) plan, employee stock ownership, and stock options are all administered by the Agilent Service Center at Fidelity.
1-877-989-2727 (Source: HP/HPE/Agilent/Keysight Bay Area Retired Employees Club )

Contacting Agilent. Links to pages on Agilent's company website:

- The "Contact Us" page has a link for "General Suggestions and Feedback" emails -- and gives the postal address for the company's worldwide headquarters. https://www.agilent.com/en/contact-us/page

- The "Leadership" page gives the names of senior executives -- including the CEO, head of Human Resources, and the chief legal officer (General Counsel.)  https://www.agilent.com/about/companyinfo/leadership/

- The "Contact Us" page has a search directory of local company offices worldwide. https://www.agilent.com/en/contact-us/page

Other links:

HPAA's Keysight information.

HP, Agilent, Keysight History Links

Contacts for former HP and HPE employees

Dave and Bill - 1960's management meeting.

Reading lines written for them in a skit at a 1960's management meeting.


If formerly a regular, direct U.S. employee of HP or HPE -- or are in the process of leaving -- join the HP Alumni Association. Membership is also open to heirs with HP-related stock and to those receiving company benefits -- spouses, partners, dependents, DEC and EDS retirees. No charge, thanks to HPAA's Supporting Members.


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