Electronic Data Systems

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Electronic Data Systems Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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2.4 130 reviews

15% Approve of the CEO

Electronic Data Systems Chairman and Executive Vice President Joe Eazor

Joe Eazor

(5 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    left after 20 years

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Plano, TX

    Prostraining program
    outstanding employees
    worked on customer based IT solutions
    pay and benefits

    Consproject deadlines (long hours)
    bad corp decisions in later years
    EDS was a very good company to work for in the 80s and 90s. Not as much in the 00s. Therefore, I left to pursue a better opportunity.

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    Working at EDS

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsEmployee oriented in the early days of strong CEO's. Opportunities to grow were boundless.

    ConsCompany CEO's changed and profit pressure increased.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Supervisors, Flexible Schedules

    Marketing Communications Specialist (Former Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsHaving full time work with good pay

    ConsNot having any reason to move within the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease think about upgrading technology in the office

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at EDS was one of the best experiences of my professional career

    Client Sales Executive (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsEDS delivered great products and supported its employees through training and opportunity.

    ConsNone that I can think of

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great culture

    Fellow (Former Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsEDS had one of the best cultures during my tenture. There was always lots of opportunity for career growth and learning.

    ConsEDS started to lose it way - starting with Dick Brown - as it brought in too many outsiders to lead the company. They lacked vision and leadership in an industry that Ross Perot invented.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to lead, and reinvent the business/industry!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    EDS is for professionals who strive to provide excellent service. Company treats employees fairly.

    Information Specialist (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsThe EDS culture allows individuals to respect their work and personal lives. The company stands by people who are committed and provides excellent career path and compensation. A lot of top managers are technical enough to understand the job that needed to be done.

    ConsSome top managements weren't as qualified. There was also some amount of communication breakdown especially when there was a transition (merging, separating, buying, selling of accounts and human resources) but that's understandable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeaderships at EDS should try to acquire the MBA degree. A lot of them are technical but may lack in leadership skills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Plenty of reasons to work for EDS

    Senior Information Specialist (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsEDS is a large corporation which provides stability and plenty of career opportunities. If you are inclined it can be easy to move within the company, to experience different job roles and to advance your career. For IT professionals the merger with HP can be expected to provide plenty of new career opportunities within HP.
    Salary and compensation have always been reasonable.

    ConsThe current merger with HP is expected to result in layoffs for US based staff. However it is expected that the merger with HP will also include plenty of opportunities for EDS staff to transfer to other roles within HP if they desire.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttempt to diversify to other revenue sources.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    EDS: Opportunity and Flexibility for anyone willing to put in a little work

    Graphic Designer (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsChanging jobs after hire (parallel moves) - If you can prove you can do the job, they'll give it to you. How you got the skills isn't important.
    At managers option, work arrangments can be very flexible. Getting the work done and meeting deadlines is more important than what time I arrived in the morning, or even where I was when I did the work.

    ConsIt's big. A lot of jobs are getting moved overseas. The pending merger with HP could be interesting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThanks, for providing a company where someone could come in to a telecommunications position that was so entry level, it didn't require any training, and work their way up to become a successful and respected designer in only 5 years. It's great having a job where I don't count the days until Friday and don't get depressed on Sunday evening. Of course I'm a graphic designer. Getting paid to draw pictures (even if it's just an org chart) is a very fun way to make a living.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Is decisive and thinks two to three moves ahead of the market

    Vice President (Former Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsDynamic Industry and fast changing industry. We have the benefit of transforming companies not just running their IT shops. As a result of the breadth and depth of EDS, we get to see many innovations implemented. Then we are able to share those experiences across industries adding value to each client.
    Great People with incredible dedication to serving our clients in an excellent manner.
    Ability to experience a wide range of IT areas and a wide range of industries without leaving the company. There is always a challenge and opportunity for those who want to make a difference to capitalize on it.

    ConsAuthority and control is held at very senior managment levels and within functions instead of at the business unit level. This diminishes accountibility, slows down the ability to get anything done and creates political factions / agendas that may or may not align well across the company. It is easiest to get great results when all parts of the organization are aligned, incented and motivated toward the same goals. Big companies often have this problem but it seems accentuated at this point in time at EDS. Some of this is driven by history and some is driven by strong opinioned leaders with short sighted vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild greater levels of trust

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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