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See all of
HPAA's information for EDS alumni -- pension, stock,
benefits, networking, EDS history/culture -- whether
or not you ever worked for HP:
LinkedIn. "EDS Alumni" group on LinkedIn. For former
employees of EDS.
Join EDS Alumni
Key: Legal successor and corporate names.
- EDS sale to Hewlett-Packard. In 2008, due to
declining growth and profits, EDS stock was down to $19 from
$72 in 2001. EDS management and board negotiated a $13.9 billion sale to HP at a
32% premium -- which was completed Aug 26, 2008. (Founder Ross Perot retained 50% of the stock when EDS went public. GM contracts were 31% of revenue when he sold the company to GM in 1984. GM spun out
EDS in 1996.)
- 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, 2005. 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. HPE is responsible for commitments to former employees of companies acquired by
- 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
- On Oct 21, 2015, Hewlett-Packard Company spun off
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (no hyphen; singular.)
- HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, and Perspecta are
completely separate companies. Details:
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. Update
address at former company
Other benefits issues for EDS alumni -- including 401(k),
stock, 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
Select the HPAA link below that fits your situation...
- Current HP or HPE employee:
Networking and Information for Current Employees.
- HP or HPE employee in the process of leaving or being laid off:
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 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, like "principle engineer." You may wish
to emphasize (or de-emphasize) some of your experience and background.
Job posts on LinkedIn.
To see job openings shared by other HP alumni -- and post opportunities at your current employer:
"HP Connections" group on LinkedIn
(Operated by HPAA, but HPAA membership not required.)
"EDS Alumni" group on LinkedIn. For former
employees of EDS.
Join EDS Alumni
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:
- HPAA's unofficial list of
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. Details:
HP and HPE Employment Lawsuits
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