Electronic Data Systems
2.7 of 5 599 reviews
www.eds.com Plano, TX 5000+ Employees

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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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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Overtime is always expected

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLearning library available to expand your skills ...if you ever had any free time.

ConsExcessive overtime is always expected. Deadlines are unrealistic.

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher project managers that present resource leveled plans and stop cutting 40% from the timeline but still expecting 110% of the workload to be completed. What happened to work life balance?

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

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The most miserable experience of my life

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dublin, OH

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsPay and benefits are very reasonable

ConsThis place is literally modern-day slavery on American soil. The culture and business model appears to be to bring in labor from off-shore and work people to death under threat of deportation. At one point, my whole team was made to stay until 9:30pm for an upcoming "meeting", at which time we were corralled into a room and told our project was behind and we were all going to start working 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is one example of many instances of mistreatment, and the project was mismanaged terribly. Upon quitting, I was not paid for my last several days of work. This culture started before EDS bought out Saber Corp and continued uninterrupted, but hopefully one day EDS will recognize the issues and clean this place up.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn a completely anonymous survey, ask your employees for feedback so that you can begin to understand what is going on in your company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Do Not Work Here!

Information Associate (Current Employee)
Tallahassee, FL

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

Pros- The people there are very nice.

Cons- Very poor work life balance
- Doing 5 people's jobs when only getting paid for one
- Did not train at all when you are first hired or after.
- No employee orientation when you are first hired.
- No opportunity for career advancement and growth.
- Work overtime a lot on nights and weekends.
- Very stressful work enviornment.
- Paychecks kept decreasing.
- They shove something at you to complete when you are not trained at all on the subject.
- They fire people for no reason at all. I have seen it happen to a few people that I worked with.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at my cons and improve on all of them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Data analysis

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsBig organization provides options to move around locations

ConsThey prefer contractors to bring cost down. Contractors mostly underperform and get away with it

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease focus on value to clients not just on cost cutting

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Frustrating advancement.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsGreat co-workers that help you when needed and understand and help with your frustration at work. Service juggernaut that had large accounts which meant there was plenty of work.

ConsFrustrating compensation and promotion hurdles. Plenty of work meant that you were doing more than plenty of work. Work life balancing act was difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your people managers and whether they use nepotism in picking and choosing employees for promotions and opportunities.

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Stressful and stagnant

Systems (Former Employee)
Madison, WI

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsCoworkers were always the redeeming feature of the account. There were a few duds but many were extremely sharp, and willing to help coworkers learn.

ConsSame gripes as every other EDS account on the planet: below market pay, massive amounts of unpaid overtime, no training or tuition reimbursement, no time for learning or keeping technical skills current due to understaffing and excessive workloads, miserly raises and bonuses, lots of earned vacation and manager-mandated vacation freezes, and the constant threat of losing your job whenever EDS thinks it's cheaper to cut workers than reduce executive bonuses.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, these are longstanding problems for EDS and HP both and the execs would have resolved them long ago if they considered these half as important as stock prices.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Does EDS care about its employees at all?

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Springfield, OR

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsMy team was moved from Symantec to EDS a year ago. I suppose the pro would be that I still work with many of them, and they're great people.

ConsThere is nobody around me who works for EDS who isn't completely demoralized. The company has delivered pay cut after pay cut (some in excess of 30%). Some of us have literally been told that now matter how we perform, we will be getting more pay cuts next year. Also, for an IT services company, wading through EDS's IT is like pulling teeth; it lierally takes me days every time I need to figure out how to do something like signing up for benefits online. Some of us haven't even been told what our job titles are.

And since being bought out by HP, it has only gotten worse.

In short, there is nobody who works within 50 feet of me who are not (sometimes desperately) looking for another job. Avoid this company at all costs.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhy would I give feedback to the leadership? It is clear that they either don't listen to us or don't care.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Farewell to an American Institution

Infrastructure Specialist (Current Employee)
Hopewell, NJ

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsSome intelligent hard-working people that are fun to work with.

Demand for services from HP/EDS likely to increase as companies continue to out-source.

A lot of potential for the company to do great things once the obliteration o f EDS by HP is completed

ConsVery disorganized due to absorption of EDS into HP – a lot of conflicting direction coming from different levels in management

for an IT services company their internal IT is terrible

a tendency to “spin” their communications instead of just stating what they mean.

Travel restricted, training dollars non-existent.

A lot of time is wasted on lame training that has no professional value.

Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on making employees your collaborators instead of current practice of making them adversaries. Employees are not children to be cared for; they are intelligent individuals that understand the business environment and want to succeed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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EDS has really slipped

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsPeople I work are excellent. The client is also enjoyable to work for but is having doubts we can deliver with the bad morale and layoffs.

ConsConstant Layoffs
Pay Cuts
Falling morale
Benefits declining

Advice to Senior ManagementThis is a service business and over time your current practices will come back to haunt you. EDS was once a great place to work for but it is no more.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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EDS Employee Moral at an All-Time Low

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsThere is very little good to say about EDS these days. EDS was once was a company that I was very proud to work for, but now it is just a paycheck until I find something better.

ConsOur pay has become stagnant, as well as out ability to move to different organizations within the company. Management has become numb to our concerns & just gives us the same canned answer day after day... "If you don't like it, feel free to leave."

Advice to Senior Managementit is time to stop worrying about the investors & start worrying about the employees. Great employees will take care of the investors, but not if they all leave for greener pastures.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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