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Pros
  • Flexibility and Dependability and work from home option (in 18 reviews)

  • Good company and work/life balance (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor senior management & executive leadership during my time at EDS (in 35 reviews)

  • Upper management and lack of strong sales (in 24 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    HP isn't helping

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Team members and peers will go the extra mile for you and take pride in the quality of thier work.

    Cons

    Executive leadership, especially now under Mark Hurd and HP are singularly focused on shareholder value, not stakeholder value, regardless of the lipservice paid to caring about employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees, or they will leave when times get better. Forcing pay cuts, unequally on North American employees but not other country employees due to local laws and telling us it will save jobs, and then resuming work force reductions a couple months later destroyed any credibility. Equally, telling employees in April that there would be a forced shutdown the last two weeks of the year, and that we had to save 8 days of vacation, then performing work force reductions a couple months later and not paying of unused vacation is just plain unethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor excuse for an American corporation

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Allowed some folks to work from home

    Cons

    Poor management, unclear direction, constantly changing direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying so much about looking good and covering your rear and try to do what you were hired to do...support your team and do what it takes to help them do their jobs better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Every Day Sucks

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Not a whole lot of good things to say, that is why i'm out here reading reviews to get a new job

    Cons

    bad managers who will keep their foot on your head to stay a float as the work force reductions happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no real advice for them. I'm not a huge fan of the management so I guess I would tell them to listen to open their eyes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Joe Eazor wake up and smell the coffee.

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    Current Employee - Systems Management  in  DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Management in DFW, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    work from home
    new hp laptop

    Cons

    Pay cut for doing a good job
    having to help cluess Staff from argentina
    having a unix staff that is so understaffed it not funny
    Argentina staff (need I say more)
    a CEO that has no clue of running an IT company gee why did you buy one?
    A CEO that makes millions but is requiring staff around the workd to take paycutts ro else.
    A CEO named Mark Hurd
    A general manger named Joe Eazor neew I am say more?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Joe Eazor please please wake up. When was the last time you spoke
    with someone on your staff, one that does real work and not one that brown noses up to you?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It is a clique

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    Former Employee - Information Architect  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Information Architect in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    They do have some good opportunities to learning new technologies and skills. Requesting days off were very easily accommodated. Benefits were pretty standard.

    Cons

    Very poor management and supervision. It reminds me of the cliques that were in high school. If you are not in the clique then you are outside. Personally witnessed several cases of favoritism and others claiming credit for work they did not perform. Supervision does not listen well to their employees in several cases I have witnessed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management and superivision needs to take a strong look at how they conduct themselves. They should not show favoritism and they should listen to their employees. They need to remove the cliques that are rampant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Every Day Sucks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Office was close to my house.

    Cons

    Rules, more rules, and even more rules. Backstabbing employees jockeying for position. Doesn't feel like a real job, more like a "Lord of the Flies" remake. EDS might be good for certain political types who want to slowly climb the ladder in a company with a very strong culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they know what they are doing, I just don't agree with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Customer Technical Support Representative  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Technical Support Representative in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Constant 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Service Center Analyst  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Service Center Analyst in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    WAKE 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    EDS -- Don't go there!

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Before 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    If you want a miserable existence, work at EDS.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager & Team Leader  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager & Team Leader in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    I was paid nicely. However, that was more of a product of the company that was purchased by EDS than a result of working for EDS. We had a middle manager tell an entire group newly acquired employees that we were all overpaid. The result was very few raises and raises of very small percentages.

    Cons

    I'm not sure where to start. The work was overwhelming. The reward for doing your job well was more work with the same pay. As a manager I was asked to tell some people that there their jobs were being offshored and by the way, you need to train your replacements. Oh, and finding you a new job within the company is your job, not mine. Even though your performance is satisfactory or above satisfactory. I had to tell anther group that their salaries were being cut because they were being paid above the market average. Some of these people were the same people who lost their jobs to off-shoring. I was miserable there. Their project management efforts were a joke. You don't do something simply to get some bogus certification. You do it because it makes sense and add value you to the day-to-day operations and your client(s). Management never got that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the trenches. They know what they are talking about and they are the ones that, in the end, make you money. If they aren't happy, you will lose them. You have, already, lost the most talented people. In the end, all you're left with are the average and the muck, for the most part. The rare gems that remain are there only because their personal situations prevent them from leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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