Electronic Data Systems
2.7 of 5 601 reviews
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51% Approve of the CEO

Electronic Data Systems Chairman and Executive Vice President Joe Eazor

Joe Eazor

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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disappointment

Advanced Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

Prosgreat for a first job not a career. The pay is very low and the stress is extremely high for jobs of this caliber. I would not recommend this for anyone.

Consyou're a number -horrible management. Ron R. has run this company into the ground what a way to go! I hope others can gain some useful insight. What ever happened to getting paid well for a job well done and the best shore initiative really drives down the moral of those who work in the states. Why is it such a dirty word to be an American company. I don't know anymore.But then again who does know these days? Who?

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your employees. NOt much else to say.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worst company I have ever worked for.

Infrastructure Specialist (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsThe lack of accountability and for me a good commute.

ConsThe compensation. I recently learned, the hard way, that the salary you get when you are hired is pretty much it for your career. Sure, every 15 months you get a few bucks but you get absolutely nothing when you are promoted if your current salary overlaps the range of your new position. So essentially I earn as much as 25% less than new people hired into the same position I am in.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo away with the policy of not giving out raises with promotions. You should not be punished for loyalty to the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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EDS Management needs to wake up and start listening to their employees

Service Center Analyst (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsThe best reasons to work at EDS is to earn a somewhat decent paycheck, have the ability to work either a condensed shift, flextime, or telecommute, and receive medical benefits. EDS also provides free online courses to take, but you have to do these at work. At one time, EDS was a great company to work for, but now, it's just a place to work while you look for a better job. There are some great people that still work at EDS, but are stuck in their job because of the current job market. There really isn't too many good reasons to work at EDS except for earning a paycheck. Oh, and you get vacation. Other than that, EDS basically sucks.

ConsThe lousy management! My manager was located in Michigan while I was in Plano, TX. I never met him and only spoke to him maybe two to three times a year and that was to conduct my performance review. Senior management was also out of tune with their employees. They do not associate with their employees and there is little to no communication from them. They have no idea how bad morale is there and probably do not care. It's very difficult to get a raise, there are no bonuses, and there is no recognition for performance. The employees are overworked and understaffed and this causes a conflict when trying to take vacation. No time for lunch, unless you are a manager, then you can take all the time that you want. I had not been able to take a lunch for the last 4 years due to lack of coverage, but management didn't care.

Advice to Senior ManagementWAKE UP and talk to your employees and listen to them! Learn how to lead by example and then your employees will start to respect you. Tell them what a great job they are doing instead of focusing only on their mistakes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Save your self a lot of trouble, do not work for the Morally Bankrupt

Customer Technical Support Representative (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsCan not think of any reason to work for them. Benefits package and eduation plans are some what helpful.

ConsConstant lies and incompetence, they monitor everything employees do and pry into your private life. Constant humiliation and more lies. Schedule overtime and then cancel it. Never tell you the truth.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf there really is a God who rules the Universe , he is duty bound to punish you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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EDS -- Don't go there!

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsBefore the HP transaction the Benefits program was fair. The company does sponsor 60 hours of training per year but you normally have to do this on your own time.

ConsThe chief goal was always to cut cost. Outsourcing was a way of life and if it could be done at a lower cost location then the mine set of management was to relocation. It is too large and the right hand never knows what the left hand is doing.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut management level employees and not worker bees. The customers need to have the work done.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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EDS - a one great company on a significant decline due to management incompetence

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
Bedminster, NJ

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsIt is better than being unemployed.

I knew it wouldn’t be easy, on the first day it was announced my group would be outsource to EDS, when a colleague called me and asked what EDS stands for. “What does EDS stand for,” I asked. “Every day sucks,” he replied.
EDS turned out to be one of the most deceptively managed companies I have ever worked for. They treat everyone like a number, and they measure that against the value of your job if outsourced to India.

While I heard over and over that consistent business processes were necessary to business growth within EDS, the MPhasis (India) subsidiary cherry-picked what business processes they would adhere to. Over and over, multiple standards like this were allowed by management.

Employees were measured by skill level and training. While MPhasis personnel were eager to fit into US projects, they were given waivers on whether they had a skill fit. Because the India resources were so cheap, and could be billed at the same rate as an American, it behove EDS management strategy to do whatever it could take to replace American jobs with jobs in India, even if the India resources were less qualified. No matter how well you are rated in the Performance Management process, your job is liable to be outsourced – i.e., being graded well in the Performance Management process is no guarantee of job security; in fact, EDS is known for “forced rankings” that virtually guarantee most personnel will not get a good rating.

At EDS, leadership was all about telling people they were lucky to keep their jobs, and screwing them if it was convenient.

EDS is full of employees who are bitter, resentful, or fearful. There is a widespread common understanding that EDS management has no interest in employee development and honest communications. Strategies change often, and if anyone dares to question them there are problems.

In one company-wide employee broadcast, with Ron Rittenmeyer, it was pointed out that EDS gets many contracts that end up being unprofitable, and this needed to stop. No one would dare to speak up and ask why less-skilled India resources, with no effective support or links to how things are done in the USA, could be a factor when placed into key positions in the project hierarchy.

At EDS, there is still a cow pasture, which is really a way to get a tax break by somehow claiming the HQ land has agricultural usage. Aside from these cows, management is the next “sacred cow,” and they do what they want, at the company’s expense. Hopefully when HP takes over they will purge EDS of these horrid narcissists.
It is amazing to state, however, that there are many good people at EDS, notwithstanding how they are treated. If you are desperate for a job, does it really matter how you are treated?

ConsManagement is totally incompetent and deceptive. Your job is always being sized up to see if it can be replaced by a less-competent hire in India. Also, if you are outsourced to EDS, please be aware of how job families and salary ranges worked. For me, I was mistakenly moved to a salary range that was not equivalent to my previous company's job. I was able to get this corrected because I had saved all my previous salary information. Not everyone does this -- EDS has no shame in making "mistakes" like this.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees for once, without threatening to replace their jobs with less-qualified India resources.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Rittenmeyer is a Dick Brown clone and is doing an excellent job of completly destroying EDS

Advanced Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Miramar, FL

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsDepending on your immediate manager, if you have a good one, you have a great deal of freedom to be creative and make decisions.

ConsMuch like most of corporate America, far too many levels of management that are completly disconneted from reality. Lack of any sense of ethics or respect for employees. Like most companies, the only person that matters is the CEO. And the CEO will do anything to please shareholders even if it is detrimental to the long term interests of the company its customers and its employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of at least 3 levels of management. Get some sense of reality about outsourcing - it really doesn't work as well as you think it does. Stop ignoring people with a proven track record and experience. Stop putting people in decision making positions on projects that they know nothing about.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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EDS has been in a Coma for years....

Clockwatcher (Current Employee)

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsTo laugh at the incompetency and b.s. that characterizes 99% of management's actions and behavior. The so called merger of EDS with HP is a bunch of balogna that is really a buyout of EDS by HP. Upper management will be getting lucrative packages that could have been used to build a business model that would have improve the sales force, retrain employees in newer technologies and focus on increasing revenue rather than reducing costs. Reducing costs in EDS is equivalent to American layoffs and an increased off-shore workforce.

ConsWatching good people get canned.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhy other? They never have or ever will listen to the working folks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's just a job :-(

Information Analyst (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsIts just a job.
I get a paycheck.

ConsPoor attitude of employees due to the way the company currently operates.
Poor treatment of employees.
Too many cost cutting measures while those at the top rake in millions.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop taking all those big payouts while cutting costs to the bone and letting people go.
Give people the proper tools and supplies to do their job.
Respect employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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EDS - Not the place to be

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Greensboro, NC

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsThere is absolutely no reason to work at EDS. Our company outsourced the HRIS function to EDS. We had a good group and the customer satisfaction was high. AE made really good bonus. We were told that there will not be any raises, since we were already over paid for our jobs. When EDs took over we had about 200 employees, when I left 40 or so were left to deal with the work, So, what happend to all the money that was saved by not backfilling the positions. Nothing was ever shared with employees who had to do the work of others who left

ConsIf you want a deadend job, this is the place to be

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees fairly, have annual performance and salary reviews

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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