Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
662 Reviews

3.1
662 Reviews
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Electronic Data Systems Chairman and Executive Vice President Joe Eazor
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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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195 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst/Programmer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst/Programmer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    It is stable company with very little work load. So working there is like not working at all and getting salary for free.

    Cons

    There is no growth in term of salary or promotions etc. But rest all is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am not in a position to advice management. they know 100 times more than I do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    EDS provided the challenges and experiences needed to move forward in my career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    The atmosphere is professional but relaxed, allowing a person to meet the requirements to be successful

    Cons

    There was a lot of turn around in personal at one time, at one point there as not enough and then it was over crowded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the manager allows the employees to take part in decision-making: therefore everything is agreed by the majority. The communication is extensive in both directions (from employees to leaders and vice-versa). This style can be particularly useful when complex decisions need to be made that require a range of specialist skills: for example, when a new ICT system needs to be put in place, and the upper management of the business is computer-illiterate. From the overall business's point of view, job satisfaction and quality of work will improve. However, the decision-making process is severely slowed down, and the need of a consensus may avoid taking the 'best' decision for the

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It has been a great company to work for but there has been no advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Specialist  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    not enough training opportunities

    Cons

    No advancement
    not good enough pay compared to other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to groom your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical corporate job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Many accounts to with diverse industy backgrounds to get training.

    Cons

    Too top heavey in senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more with less.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    High Stress

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Ability to learn multiple technologies....

    Cons

    Subjective performance reviews, raises and bonuses were inconsistent across accounts. Pay for performance policy which never worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a truly objective method for measuring employee performance.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Was a better place to work "BEFORE" EDS was bought out by HP

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Kokomo, IN

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Flexibility
    In earlier days opportunity for Training

    Cons

    No cost of living
    Lack of training
    More responsibility without being compensated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When HP purchased EDS, company lost focus of people, which EDS always said was their greatest asset. That stop being the focus 5-8 years ago.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Didn't Recognize How Good We Had it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Interesting Work Environment, Excellent Support Teams from the Systems & Hardware Groups. Team Feeling of accomplishments.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get promoted without leaving current account, Permanent Salary takes a long time to build to industry standards due to temporary yearly bonus possibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since EDS became a non entity America based employees are treated as commodities to be tolerated at the least salary level they can be kept at.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    EDS

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    EDS is great if there is a family problem and you need assistance. There are many instances where the company has helped a team member through a crisis.

    Cons

    Expectations that family will come second after work. Management has no problem with employees working nights, weekends, etc with no thought of the employees mental or physical health.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and plan better. Unahppy employees do not tend to perform well. Encouragement and appreciation goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of opportunity and lots of stress

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    EDS seem to invest heavily in technology, facilities, structured training and education. There was ample opportunity to move to new roles in the company.

    Cons

    Often you get on a project that was setup for failure and then instead of adding resources to it they seem to just work people on the project to death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get the dead wood out of the company and look for people that are solid workers and help them have life/work balance.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Information Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Analyst  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    flexible work scedule. Decent benefits package

    Cons

    salary is way below standard for IT jobs in this area. Negotiate high because you will not see a pay raise... Performance evaluation process is ridiculous and will not net a salary increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication and better pay for employees

    No opinion of CEO

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