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; singular; green-rectangle logo) -- was
spun out. Portions of HPE were later spun out into DXC and Micro
Focus, which have spun out other separate 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. Responsibility for commitments to former employees
of Compaq, 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
EDS pension. If you were employed
in the U.S.
by EDS or "EDS, an HP Company" before
January 1, 2009 you may have an EDS pension that you have
Time to untangle your stock! Depending on when and how you
acquired HP or HPE stock, you may now have stock in up to six completely
separate HP-related companies in various accounts -- or have missed cash
payouts. An HP Alumni team has developed a process to determine what stock you should have and how to find it.
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.
Check your LinkedIn profile!
Profiles were changed without notice. HPE changed many decades-old HP positions to HPE; LinkedIn deleted many employers. Recruiters and hiring
managers view entries that don't make sense -- such as HPE employment before
Nov 2015 -- as signs of a fake
profile. You may wish to feature your EDS, Tandem,
or other background. Step-by-step:
LinkedIn. Benefits discussions related
to EDS service. Career discussions. EDS history. Job openings
posted by recruiters searching for EDS background.
EDS Alumni LinkedIn Group.
Facebook groups. There are many alumni
social groups on Facebook -- reliving the good times, reconnecting with people you worked with, and
remembering those who have passed.
Leading examples -- and how to find Facebook
groups that match your career experience:
Facebook groups for HP, successors, and predecessors
EDS history and culture. Classic EDS ads. "The lost
legacy of EDS." Books about EDS. Sale to HP. Corporate
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