Electronic Data Systems
2.7 of 5 600 reviews
www.eds.com Plano, TX 5000+ Employees

Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated Feb 4, 2014
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2.7 600 reviews

                             

51% Approve of the CEO

Electronic Data Systems Chairman and Executive Vice President Joe Eazor

Joe Eazor

(51 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Treat employees like slaves

Business Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEDS had a way of hiring people with the same kind of personality in which made working there a friendly environment.

ConsNever received credit for your work and a lot of time your team lead did not know as nearly as much as their staff

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people decent, the staff worked to hard to be treated so poorly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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OK first job out of college

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Plano, TX

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsGood place to learn the ropes

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

Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on quality driven projects

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a great place to work

Help Desk Coordinator (Former Employee)
Norfolk, VA

I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time for less than a year

ProsThe salary is competitive, benefits are reasonable. The call center does allow for flexible schedules such as four 10 hour days.

ConsThe management of the call center was terrible - you were always presumed to be at fault if anything happened and everyone was always afraid that you would be laid off. It wasn't a pleasant atmosphere to work in always afraid for your job.

Advice to Senior ManagementCoaching should always be balanced with recognition of when someone does something good as well as being more proactive in creating a good working relationship with the employees. No one should ever fear for their job for one mistake.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Friendly professional atmosphere, knowledgeable people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time

ProsFriendly professional atmosphere, knowledgeable people

ConsSpecialize in outsourcing. A lot of great professionals were replaced by unprofessional stuff from India

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

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Incompetent management

Information Specialist (Former Employee)
Flint, MI

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

ProsIn the early years, EDS was a great place to work.

ConsThings started to go south when the company was spu off from GM. Local management was awful.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Take care of your employees.

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Decent name on your resume, but horrible to work for

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsEDS sounds good on your resume. Benefits are decent but not exceptional. Range of work possible and the locations you could work are large/

ConsPay is poor. Many roles are hourly. Payroll make so many errors (like being paid $52 for 2 weeks) that you wonder if the company is trying to balance its books by not paying workers on time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Database Administrator (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsGood place for getting training for new skill set

ConsCompensation for your skill set is inadequate

Advice to Senior ManagementBe 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.

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Mediocre

Benefits Administrator (Former Employee)
Cherry Hill, NJ

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsYou had a flexible work schedule and the environment was clean to work in. There was also an onsight cafeteria which is definitely a plus.

ConsManagement seemed clueless at times as to the actual job you were doing. It was amazing that these people were going to evaluate your performance and yet had no experience as to the job you were doing. SIMPLY AMAZING!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementThe lack of communication was definitely a big problem. Also, there seemed to be a lack of standardization for processing procedures. There needs to be a training program other than on the job training fly by the seat of your pants training.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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hard to get promoted

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

Prostime between work and personal life is well balanced

Conshas low visibility in advancing one's career path in EDS, now is HP consulting division

Advice to Senior Managementno

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good place for women

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Bethesda, MD

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsExcellent health insurance options, credit union membership

ConsThere was an awful lot of gossip regarding many of the females in the department while I was at EDS. It seemed as if almost every woman was rumored to be fast until she could somehow prove otherwise. I remember one woman who joined from another department said to me, "You've probably heard a lot of rumors about me." I replied, "I make up my own mind about people." She was grateful for that.

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