- Pension, 401(k), stock, and benefits issues for EDS
If you were employed by EDS or "EDS, an HP Company" before
January 1, 2009 you may have an EDS pension that you have
EDS employee stock. Retiree healthcare. Other retiree
benefits. Report disability or death. Forums for EDS alumni. Details:
EDS Pension, 401(k), Stock, Benefits
- EDS history and culture. Classic EDS ads. "The lost
legacy of EDS." Books about EDS. Sale to HP. Corporate
EDS History and Culture
EDS online: For jobs posted by recruiters searching
for EDS background, benefits and career discussions related
to EDS service, and EDS history -- join the
EDS Alumni LinkedIn Group.
Key: Legal successor and corporate names.
- HP Inc is the legal successor to EDS -- not subsequent
successor companies such as HPES, Hewlett Packard
Enterprise, DXC, etc. -- and has responsibility for any
commitments to former EDS employees. (Does not depend
on whether your last business unit subsequently ended up in
HP Inc or Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the
- When EDS was acquired by HP on August 26, 2008, it was
temporarily structured as a wholly-owned subsidiary called "EDS,
an HP Company."
- On Sept. 23, 2009, Hewlett-Packard Company announced that
"EDS, an HP company" would be renamed "HP Enterprise
Source The timing may have varied from country to
- On October 21, 2015, Hewlett-Packard Company spun off
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (no hyphen; singular.) The timing
may have varied from country to country.
Employment verification and Experience Letters. (Also
covers the company's predecessor companies.) Official HP
instructions -- and HPAA member tips -- on how to provide
current and past employment status and salary to potential
employers, financial institutions, and government aid
agencies. Employment and salary verification:
EDS employment before August 2008 is listed in the Equifax
Work Number service under the old Electronic Data Systems
employer code -- not under successor companies such as HP,
HPES, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, etc.
Select the links below that fit your situation...
- Current HP or HPE employee:
Networking and Information for Current Employees. Join
group on LinkedIn.
- HP or HPE
employee in the process of leaving or being laid off:
group on LinkedIn.
- Former EDS employee who never worked for HP: Join
EDS Alumni and
groups on LinkedIn.
Untangling and strengthening your LinkedIn profile.
Many former EDS folks have the wrong company on their
LinkedIn profile. A recruiter searching for ex-EDS people
may not find you. Check the logos displayed on your LinkedIn
profile for past positions:
1. You may have selected "EDS" as a past employer and wound
up displaying the red-chevron logo of Egyptian Document
Storage... or the cerise triangle logo of a computer-aided
design company in India. Or an unrelated tiny private
company called "EDS Group."
2. As part of the HP/HPE separation, HP changed the personal
profiles of many former and current employees to display the
HPE logo for past positions. You may wish to display the EDS
logo for early positions on your profile instead. Or you may
have worked for HP instead of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
3. If you just enter "DXC" you get a blank logo. There's a
trick to that one too.
Leaving HP, HPE, or...
What to do before losing access to the company's internal
systems and in the following few weeks.
- HPAA's unofficial list of
Directory of HP- and EDS-related networks and groups
EDS/HP overtime allegations: The class action
filed in 2006 concerning EDS/HP overtime was settled after
nine years, 79 depositions, and 1.5 million pages of
documents -- paying an average of $950 each to 2,700 people
in 2015. Details:
and HPE Employment Lawsuits
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