HP Breakup. On Nov 1, 2015, the legal name of the Hewlett-Packard Company was changed to HP Inc.
and a new, completely separate company -- Hewlett Packard
Enterprise (no hyphen; green-rectangle logo) -- was
spun out. Portions of HPE were later spun out into DXC and Micro
Focus, which have spun out other companies.
DXC is a completely separate company
-- not a legal successor corporation to HP or HPE.
HP Inc. is the legal successor to the companies acquired by Hewlett-Packard before the company was
split into HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Nov 1, 2015. Responsibility for commitments to former employees of Compaq, DEC, EDS, etc. remain with HP Inc. -- regardless of whether
their last business unit ended up in HP or HPE. Includes employment verification and any retiree health, pension, etc. plans.
At completion of the sale on Aug 26, 2008, EDS was
temporarily structured as a wholly-owned subsidiary called "EDS,
an HP Company."
On Sep 23, 2009, it was
renamed "HP Enterprise
Contacts at HP Inc. -- the successor company:
Which HP-related companies have me classified as a retiree or former employee?
Given HP's history of acquisitions and spinoffs, this may not be obvious. If any doubt, check here:
Make sure that the legal successor to 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.
address at former company
If you were employed in the U.S. by EDS or "EDS, an HP
Company" before Jan 1, 2009 -- you may have an EDS pension,
administered by HP:
Time to untangle your stock!
Depending on when and how you acquired HP or HPE stock, you may now have stock in up to five
(formerly seven) completely separate HP-related companies -- usually in multiple accounts -- and may have missed cash payouts. How many shares of which companies should I have? How much
cash should I have received?
Stock issues for former EDS employees.
Benefits issues for EDS alumni -- including 401(k),
HP and HPE retiree benefits, vehicle discounts. Death or
disability of a former employee.
Employment verification and experience letters for
Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and related
Employment and Experience Verification
Career and employment issues for EDS alumni.
Openings posted by recruiters searching for EDS background.
Leaving HP. Untangling and strengthening your LinkedIn
profile. Networking with other EDS alumni.
Update and strengthen your LinkedIn profile. Even if not
currently looking, you
need a strong, credible profile on LinkedIn. People check you out before
working with you. Recruiters run searches for particular skills and
background. In addition,
LinkedIn helps you reconnect with people who know you and your work.
Check your LinkedIn profile. (Click your photo and select "View Profile.") LinkedIn has been standardizing company names, with odd results. Recruiters view illogical entries -- such as HPE positions before 2015 -- as fake.
(HPE changed many decades-old HP positions to display the HPE name and
logo.) Watch for typos. You may wish
to emphasize (or de-emphasize) some of your experience and background.
LinkedIn. "EDS Alumni" group on LinkedIn. For former employees of
EDS. Join EDS Alumni
Reconnect, celebrate the good times, and appreciate those who have
passed. There are social groups on Facebook for HP,
EDS, DEC, Tandem, and Compaq.
Private, independent online forums operated and moderated by people from each community.
Directory of leading HP-related Facebook groups:
EDS history and culture. Classic EDS ads. "The lost
legacy of EDS." Books about EDS. Sale to HP. Corporate
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