See all of
HPAA's information for EDS alumni -- pension, stock,
benefits, networking, EDS history/culture -- whether
or not you ever worked for HP:
EDS online: For openings 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.
- HPInc is the legal successor to the companies acquired by
the Hewlett-Packard Company before the company was split into HPInc and
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE.) Responsibility for any commitments
to former employees of Autonomy, Compaq, Digital, EDS, Tandem, etc.
remain with HPInc -- regardless of whether the employee's last business
unit ended up in HPInc 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. (About the HP Breakup)
- When EDS was sold to HP on Aug 26, 2008, it was
temporarily structured as a wholly-owned subsidiary called "EDS,
an HP Company."
On Sep 23, 2009, it was
renamed "HP Enterprise
- On Oct 21, 2015, Hewlett-Packard Company spun off
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (no hyphen; singular.)
Employment verification and experience letters
for Hewlett-Packard, HPInc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise,
predecessor companies, and successor companies. How to
provide current and past employment status and salary to
potential employers, financial institutions, and government
Employment and Salary Verification
Select the links below that fit your situation...
- Current HPInc or HPE employee:
Networking and Information for Current Employees. Join
group on LinkedIn.
- HPInc 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.
Check your LinkedIn profile!
You may be surprised. LinkedIn has changed how employers are
identified -- dropping employers and modifying profiles
without notice. In addition, HP positions were changed to
HPE. You want recruiters to believe your profile -- and
former co-workers to find you.
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 HPInc/HPE split, 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.
Step-by-step instructions on how to get the correct company
and the blue "bowling ball" logo:
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.
- 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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