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Career and employment issues for EDS alumni (Electronic Data Systems Corporation)  (Updated May 24, 2020.)  Comments about this page to: info@hpalumni.org

Other pages for EDS alumni -- whether or not you ever worked for HP:

- Pension, 401(k), stock, and benefits issues for EDS alumni. If you were employed by EDS or "EDS, an HP Company" before January 1, 2009 you may have an EDS pension that you have forgotten about. 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 names.  Details: 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 HP Breakup.)

- When EDS was acquired by HP on August 26, 2008, it was temporarily structured as a wholly-owned subsidiary called "EDS, an HP Company." Source

- On Sept. 23, 2009, Hewlett-Packard Company announced that "EDS, an HP company" would be renamed "HP Enterprise Services."  Source  The timing may have varied from country to country.

- 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: https://www.hpalumni.org/verif. Experience Letter: https://www.hpalumni.org/verif-letter 
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 EDS Alumni group on LinkedIn.

- HP or HPE employee in the process of leaving or being laid off: ASAP checklist. Join EDS Alumni group on LinkedIn.

- Former EDS employee who never worked for HP: Join EDS Alumni and HP Connections 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.

Step-by-step instructions: https://www.hpalumni.org/LinkedInPositions

Leaving HP, HPE, or... What to do before losing access to the company's internal systems and in the following few weeks. ASAP Checklist  

Other links:

- HPAA's unofficial list of EDS Acquisitions

- Networking Directory of HP- and EDS-related networks and groups worldwide.

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: HPI and HPE Employment Lawsuits


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