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HP Breakup-Related Issues (HP, HPE, DXC, Micro Focus, Perspecta, Agilent, Keysight...)

Advice and reference info from members. (Updated May 30, 2021.)

On Nov 1, 2015, the legal name of the Hewlett-PackardCompany was changed to HP Inc. and a new, independent company -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (no hyphen; singular; green-rectangle logo) -- was spun out. Portions of HPE were later spun out into DXC and Micro Focus, which have spun out other companies.

Fortune article summarizing original breakup of Hewlett-Packard into HPInc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, and Micro Focus.

HPAA Stock Decoder shows how HP spawned Agilent, Keysight, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPInc, DXC Technology, Micro Focus, Perspecta... 

HP Inc. (HP):

- HP Inc. corporate headquarters is at 1501 Page Mill Road in Palo Alto, CA on land leased from Stanford University. Many functions are located in Spring, TX, near Houston. HP Inc corporate office addresses 

- HP Inc. has approximately 53,000 worldwide direct employees. Annual Report October 31, 2020  (55,000 per Annual Report October 31, 2018)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE):

- HPE corporate headquarters was moved from Palo Alto to the Alviso district of San Jose, CA -- and then to a former Compaq site in Houston, TX. In 2001, HP Headquarters will move to a new campus in Spring, TX, near Houston. HPE subsidiary Aruba headquarters is moving from Santa Clara, CA to San Jose, CA. "In addition, our storage business, West Coast territory sales team, GreenLake, software, and other technical talent -- along with non-technical talent that chooses not to relocate -- will be based in San Jose." HPE corporate office addresses 

- HPE has approximately 59,000 worldwide direct employees. Annual Report October 31, 2020  (60,000 per Annual Report October 31, 2018)

Labs: Note that HP Labs is part of HP Inc. -- but Hewlett Packard Labs (no hyphen) is part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Joint history: HP and HPE have jointly hired HeritageWerks, a brand-marketing firm, to digitize the HP archives. HP and HPE jointly support Bill and Dave's offices at 1501 Page Mill Road and the Garage.

Stock Time to untangle your stock! No one but you really cares about your employment-related stock. You may have had 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 retrieve lost stock, dividends, or cash payouts, find stray accounts, or estimate your cost basis. An HPAlumniteam has developed a step-by-step process to find and protect your stock.

Contacts for former employees and retirees of HP and related companies.

For those who worked at:  Agilent    Autonomy    Compaq    Digital    DXC    EDS    Keysight    Micro Focus    Perspecta    Tandem    Other Acquisitions and Spinoffs 

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

HP Inc. is the legal successor to the companies acquired by the Hewlett-Packard Company before the company was split into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE.) Responsibility for any commitments to former employees of Autonomy, Compaq, Digital, EDS, Tandem, etc. remain with HP Inc. -- regardless of whether the employee's last business unit ended up in HP Inc. or HPE. This includes employment verification and any retiree health coverage, pension, 401(k), etc. plans. HPE is responsible for any commitments to former employees of companies acquired by HPE, such as Cray, Nimble, etc.

Which HP-related companies am I a retiree or former employee of? (Not always obvious.) Given HP's complex history of acquisitions, divestitures, and spinoffs, the company or companies that you are legally a former employee of may not be obvious. If any doubt, check here: Which Company

Social and professional networking directory of informal HP-related social and professional groups -- including those for dozens of HP acquisitions and spinoffs.

If leaving or recently left: ASAP Checklist. Member advice on what to do before losing access to company systems -- and in the following few weeks.

Advice and info on returning to HP, HPE, DXC, or Micro Focus -- including informal and formal restrictions.

Xerox raid -- Corporate raider Carl Icahn has sold his 4.4% of HP Inc. but maintains his 13% of Xerox. Top ten shareowners: HP  Xerox.

Explanation by communication experts William Abbott and Louis Costello.

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