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HP Breakup-Related Issues (HP, HPE, DXC, Micro Focus, Perspecta, Agilent, Keysight...)

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On Nov 1, 2015, the legal name of the Hewlett-PackardCompany was changed to HP Inc. and a new, completely separate company -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (no hyphen; singular; green-rectangle logo) -- was spun out. Portions of HPE were later spun out into DXC and Micro Focus, which have spun out other separate companies.

Our HP Breakup Timeline shows each event as HP spawned Agilent, Keysight, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPInc, DXC Technology, Micro Focus, Perspecta... Each is a completely separate company. hpalumni.org/hptimeline

Complete coverage of Acquisitions and divestitures (Articles.)   Directory (163 acquisitions -- plus 30 divestitures and spinoffs.)

HP Inc. (HP):

- HP Inc. corporate headquarters is at the long-time site at 1501 Page Mill Road in Palo Alto, CA on land leased from Stanford University. (Many admin functions -- including HR, Benefits, and Payroll -- are located in Spring, TX.) HP Inc corporate office addresses  (The HP Inc admin site is a mile away from the new HPE corporate headquarters.)

- HP Inc. has approximately 53,000 worldwide direct employees. Annual Report October 31, 2020  (55,000 per Annual Report October 31, 2018)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE):

- HPE corporate headquarters was moved from the former Hewlett-Packard headquarters on Hanover Street in Palo Alto, to Santa Clara, to a new site on the San Francisco Bay in North San Jose, temporarily to a former Compaq site in Houston -- and finally to a new campus in Spring, TX. HPE subsidiary Aruba headquarters moved from Santa Clara, CA to the San Jose site. "In addition, our storage business, West Coast territory sales team, GreenLake, software, and other technical talent -- along with non-technical talent that chooses not to relocate -- will be based in San Jose." HPE corporate office address  (Current HPE Corporate Headquarters is in Spring, TX.)

- HPE has approximately 59,000 worldwide direct employees. Annual Report October 31, 2020  (60,000 per Annual Report October 31, 2018)

Labs: Note that HP Labs is part of HP Inc. -- but Hewlett Packard Labs is part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Joint history: HP and HPE have jointly hired HeritageWerks, a brand-marketing firm, to digitize the HP archives. HP and HPE jointly support Bill and Dave's offices at 1501 Page Mill Road and the Garage.

Time to untangle your stock!  Depending on when and how you acquired HP or HPE stock, you may now have stock in up to six completely separate HP-related companies in various accounts -- or have missed cash payouts. An HP Alumni team has developed a process to determine what stock you should have and how to find it. hpalumni.org/stock

Contacts for former employees and retirees of HP and related companies.

Member advice and contact info for those who worked at:  Agilent    Autonomy    Compaq    DEC    DXC    EDS    HP    HPE    Keysight    Micro Focus    Perspecta    Tandem    Other acquisitions and spinoffs 

Employment verification and experience letters for Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and related companies. Employment and Experience Verification

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. Responsibility for commitments to former employees of Compaq, EDS, etc. remain with HP Inc. -- regardless of whether the employee's last business unit ended up in HP or HPE. Includes employment verification and any retiree health, pension, etc. plans.

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: Which Company

If leaving or recently left: ASAP Checklist.

Advice and info on returning to HP, HPE, DXC, or Micro Focus -- including informal and formal restrictions.

Xerox raid -- Corporate raider Carl Icahn has sold his 4.4% of HP Inc. but maintains his 13% of Xerox. Top ten shareowners: HP  Xerox.

Explanation by communication experts William Abbott and Louis Costello.


If formerly a regular, direct U.S. employee of HP or HPE -- or are in the process of leaving -- join the HP Alumni Association. No charge, thanks to HPAA's Supporting Members.


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