Electronic Data Systems

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Electronic Data Systems Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
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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 36 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Network Admin

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    Former Employee - Network Administrative in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Network Administrative in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, personal growth, good towards charities ....

    Cons

    If one uses the open door - retribution is choice - open door depending on personnel / management can back fire on the employee .... Training is lacking ....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees - There are always two sides of the story -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Basically OK, but has major room for improvement.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company Training, Employee benefits, Corporate Infrastructure.

    Cons

    Departmental political tensions, unreasonable overtime and lack of respect for personal boundaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not worth discussing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK first job out of college

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn the ropes

    Cons

    HR driven management, too many CIOs -- they are like BANK VPs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on quality driven projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Once you have mastered your new skill set, go and work in another place to be compensated fairly

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Good place for getting training for new skill set

    Cons

    Compensation for your skill set is inadequate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to employees regarding how much of bonus is allocated to each business group, employees on the floor usually hear of bonuses but they do not actually get any.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Retired 2005 - right time to leave after 23 years with company

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    Former Employee - Consultant Senior in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant Senior in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Early on great company with ample opportunities and real pay for performance (early 80's).
    Great culture and some really bright and dedicated coworkers
    At time I left it was still a good place to learn business skills and technical skills especially for young first-time entrants to workforce/technology

    Cons

    Started downward spiral during reign of Dick Brown
    Continued into a downward spiral since by continual denigration of management's policy toward employee treatment
    Management totally focused on short term gain at expense of long term viability and employee retention
    Employee morale very poor at time I left (2005) and appears to have gotten even worse after HP acquisition (from friends who still work there - there number is dwindling).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to seriously examine core management philosophy in regards to employee treatment. It seems that employees are only considered "cannon fodder" to get the job done with minimal levels of quality for the project at hand. Although management appears to say all the right words, their actions do not support those words.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    You can do better

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    A good number of clients and projects that they can place you on; however it is difficult to a transfer. They would rather lay you off. Management goes behind your back instead of asking you about what you are doing.

    Cons

    The most political place I ever worked both internally and externally with their clients. At the time they had been working with 7-Eleven for 13 years and they still didn't trust each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know how this can be done, but clean up the political mess. Try being honest with your clients.

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

    So many possibilities, so little accountability...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    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 ManagementAdvice

    * 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.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    HP is sinking this ship fast and furiously.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Morale 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Suck up to the boss and survive

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

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Decent work life balance. Most people dont work so they know that their other jobs or life is more imp than this job.

    Cons

    * Pathetic management. Bosses know how to suckup to their bosses and they expect it from employees. No merit. No consideration for skills, experience and knowledge. Very old school and rigid reporting structure.
    * Employees are incompetent, stuck on to old technology, dont share and dont want to share as they fear job security.
    * Management makes it worse by laying off their best people. And outsourcing jobs.
    * I have seen many career empoyees who daily come to office or work from their homes on the same deadend projects somehow. Hats off to their suckability.
    * bottom line..useless company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    U have no hope.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Turn out the lights...

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    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Good people on the team; benefits are OK, at least for now before becoming same HP. I enjoyed working for my team and felt I was supported by first-line managers. Also enjoyed working with teams on a global basis.

    Cons

    The problem was with upper management. Most acquisitions are not good for the rank and file and it's annoying when management tries to pretend all will be better, more opportunity, etc. Why pretend? HP has ruined the company. The first 5% salary cut was hard, but at least it was across all of HP and EDS. The extra 10% cut in April was only on EDS in the US--not fair and did not stop the layoffs. Most people were livid, but had little choice because of the bad economy. As soon as times are better, those few left will also hit the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to give-it's over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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