Electronic Data Systems
2.7 of 5 611 reviews
www.eds.com Plano, TX 5000+ Employees

Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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50% Approve of the CEO

Electronic Data Systems Chairman and Executive Vice President Joe Eazor

Joe Eazor

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32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    End to an error....

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsLearning something new ..being placed in different areas within the company to learn new things.

    ConsNon-balance between advancement of experience within the company and salary reflection.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDue to such fast transistion between HP and EDS; customer satification or support has gone down as well as employee morale. Focus on existing customers and those employees supporting existing account so sustainable business is not lost.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    HP Has Gutted What Remains of EDS

    Information Specialist (Current Employee)
    Louisville, KY

    ProsGreat team, boss is decent a long time EDS'er and thinks well of the team's work. Challenging assignments and local efforts to boost ultra-low morale without providing more benefits or raises.

    ConsSince the HP take-over, no hot water in bathrooms, counting light bulbs in work areas to see which can be turned off, hit and miss with cleaning services and floors are dirty. Most experienced workers are jumping ship for more stable and better pay. Pay cut after take-over yet we still receive e-mailed advertisements from HP to buy hardware from them that we can no longer afford, due to the mandatory pay cuts and raise freezes, how demoralizing. Workers that are laid-off or leave are not replaced and the work is redistributed. 24 X 7 on call availability is still required with less pay and benefits. At least those that are left still have a job...for now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that the people who work for you are your bread and butter. Treat them right and your customers will be happy, treat them wrong and your customers, and your business will suffer. Do not use short-sighted cost cutting measures to satisfy the stock-holders on the short term, but will ruin your business in the long term. Employees see the glaring compensation gaps between those in the trenches and upper management even more.

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    So many possibilities, so little accountability...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    Pros* Great name to get on your resume...EDS/HP
    * Global assignments
    * Will meet truly nice folks...
    * Will meet really talented folks...on their way out

    Cons* "Seniority" is questionable, at best
    * 10+ of experience with the company equates to stagnant thinking, ego-maniacal behavior, poor results...yet can "build relationships"

    Advice to Senior Management* Instead of down-sizing the talented, innovative thinkers, who actually produce results...get rid of the dead weight--->folks whom have never worked with any other company and are exceptional in passing the buck, spouting corporate rhetoric and generally taking up space...and oxygen in the numerous meetings they seem to enjoy "leading", which serve as pissing matches, only to leave attendees annoyed, as they will simply have a minimum of 56 email messages (in 60 minutes), upon their return.

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    HP is sinking this ship fast and furiously.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsLife at EDS before HP was acceptable. Managers, for the most part, were flexible with time off and work hours.

    ConsMorale is at an all-time low (and this is post Dick Brown years). EDSers all have a target on their forehead. Even though it was mentioned, "EDS will retain its name and operate as an HP Company," that has changed. It is now HP Enterprise Services. All signs of EDS have been stripped from the building. The parking lot seems to get emptier every day. It's depressing.

    Every day at work is just another opportunity to flex that target on our foreheads. I used to think highly of HP but being in their environment and seeing how things are done has really opened my eyes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think if HP realized the talent they have in front of them, things would be very different ... instead of capitalizing on this, they are flushing it down the toilet.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Adios Amigos

    Technical Delivery Manager (Former Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    Pros10 to 20 years ago - the people, common goals, visible progress in the market
    and that's about it

    ConsPoor middle management culture, unfamiliar with guidelines and did not set expectations with employees
    Middle management culture decided to shut down communication with employees in order to avoid personal feelings of guilt as they cut people due to acquisition
    Salary not indicative of effort

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest to employees about what true impacts of acquisition will be - middle managers should tell their direct reports the impossibility of finding an internal position once notified.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    HP merger is killing EDS

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    Prosmy immediate group management is great
    part of an actual team that works well together
    great customer

    Consupper management is self-serving and clueless when it comes to caring for the people that actually do the work and are the true assets of the company.
    The bottom line rules regardless of the longterm ramifications

    Advice to Senior Managementcare for your people!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lost Focus

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can sit around and still get paid.

    ConsThe company has lost focus and can't setup a path regarding its core business. There is no innovation in the company and there is no culture left for it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to close the business and management gap.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not so happy place!

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee)

    ProsSuper technical environment, great knowledge amoung your co-workers.

    ConsYou have to beg for a raise, or bonus. Bully management philosophy, transitioned from another employer and every thing that they promised to get the account went out the window once we where hired. Its a take it or leave it bully management style.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Run dont walk

    Analyst/Programmer (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsPlenty of free time to screw around since noone cares.
    If you like to work from home your pretty much forced too since they are too cheap for any offices

    Consjust about everything that makes a copnay bad, HP/EDS has it
    If you like Indians you will have the opportunity to meet many and your future replacement

    Advice to Senior ManagementA cardboard box could do a better job than just about any so 'manager' . Grow a backbone and
    at least pretend you give a shiiat

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    EDS had a plan to improve performance and increase their market share. The acquisition by HP has changed the plan.

    Network Engineer (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsCo workers and associates are knowledgeable and dedicate themselves to their clients. Great people to work with.

    ConsToo many internal processes that increase overhead costs to the customer and EDS. Corporate "empire" structures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your people, they are your most important resource. They contribute to the success of EDS and the client.

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