See all of
HPAA's information for EDS alumni -- whether or not you ever worked for HP:
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.
- HPInc is the legal successor to EDS. Responsibility was
not transferred to successor companies such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, etc. HPInc has
responsibility for any
commitments to former EDS employees. This includes
any retiree health coverage, pension, 401(k), etc. plans.
(Does not depend on whether the employee's last business unit ended up in HPInc or Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the
- When EDS was acquired by 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.)
Experience letters and employment verification for HPInc,
HPE, predecessor companies, and successor companies. How to provide
current and past employment status and salary to potential
employers, financial institutions, and government aid
agencies. 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.
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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