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  1. Helpful (1)

    EDS had a plan to improve performance and increase their market share. The acquisition by HP has changed the plan.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers and associates are knowledgeable and dedicate themselves to their clients. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many internal processes that increase overhead costs to the customer and EDS. Corporate "empire" structures.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, they are your most important resource. They contribute to the success of EDS and the client.


  2. they don't care about you, they care about the client only

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer
    Current Employee - Security Engineer

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    rewarding working with clients
    company won't go away or fail (because they lay people off all the time)

    Cons

    its all about shareholder value
    NO one cares about the workers or the accounts.
    They only care about the clients, but the screw the clients and over bill them all the time

    Advice to Management

    The company has made no effort to show they want to keep valuable employees. Pay for performance doesn't exist. Projects will continue to fail as no one cares about what goes on at the account level. And oh yeah yeah have fun trying to convince the clients they are getting what they paid for.


  3. Suck up to the boss and survive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    U have no hope.


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  5. EDS as a employer leaves much to be desired.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility with time off and sick leave.

    Cons

    Size of the company - hit and miss on salaries - lack of career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Even though the economy is bad, IT is still strong and shouldn't be treated exactly the same as many other companies.


  6. Senior Infrastructure Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home 2 day's a weeks.

    Cons

    80hr work weeks, No leadership at the account levels. No raises in 3 years. Pay cuts and layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Take some off your executive bonuses and reward the people left. They are your biggest EDS fans and are busting their butts to make it through these tough times. Its time to downsize the account executives, You are paying these guys way to much money when the account managers do all the work and would suffice. Also take a look at the administrative positions. You can afford to let anymore technical people go with out seeing it hit your account profit margins.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Objective one = Low Cost Provider. Objective Two = provide the minimal quality level to get by.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Leader in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get some basic experience for a resume

    Cons

    For those assimilated by the EDS Borg via outsourcing, the experience is miserable. You are quickly told that quality is second to providing "service" at the lowest cost possible. They underbid contracts to get the deal, then work the employees to death at minimal compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect your employees. Have some prode in your deloverables and look beyond the $$.


  8. EDS Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to work from home or take time off is easy. There are multiple positions to move into because of the company’s size. EDS has been around for a while and is now merging with HP that might open the door for future growth.

    Cons

    Pay raises are horrible and the company makes promises they cannot keep. They start an employee recognition program and cut it after two months. Communication is as good as the manager and sometimes you ask yourself how some of those managers received their position.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the government contract employees and not just corporate senior management because those employees work extremely hard with minimal work force. In addition, the most important, give the employee something to strive for if you will be over working them. They need motivation and not negative criticism.


  9. Sad when you dread going to work after 3 decades

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People at EDS work harder, are smarter and more dedicated than most anywhere else
    At the place where "the rubber meets the road" and delivery gets done, no one is more committed to the client.
    Just wait - if you dont like something or someone, it always changes
    Variety, pace, learning - constant challenge

    Cons

    Last three years have been in constant flux of leader rotation and changing direction - weekly
    Internally focused
    Profit more important than service excellence or quality
    Political back-stabbing has increased as desperation and layoffs have increased

    Advice to Management

    Settle on a direction and execute (the plan, not the people)


  10. Watch out US EDS employees...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with sharp technical people, nice benefits, fairly stable job.

    Cons

    Takes forever and a day to get decisions made, really to get anything done. Too much bureaucracy. A good ol' boys club at the top. Can't get ahead no matter how good you are. You have to leave and come back to get anywhere - so they say anyway. HP merger treating EDS US employess like numbers/statistics; laying off and cutting pay with no regard to how valuable an individual employee may be.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management probably wouldn't listen or it would get lost in the shuffle, so I'd save my breath.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Top talent will always leave when you threaten cuts, and arbitrarily decrease pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Information Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Information Specialist in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At this point I'm not sure I can articulate any reason that I would consider best. I suppose it still looks respectable on the resume. I do enjoy most of the collegues I have had, but most of the top talent has left (including myself at the end of the month, I wish it was part of the HP Work force reduction so I could receive a severance).

    Cons

    They are to many to list. Poor leadership, nepotism, not involving the technical architects who actually know how to implement production business early enough in the process. %5 pay cut, then 10% pay cut, it's rediculous.

    Advice to Management

    It's not your lack luster performers that leave when you cut pay, it's the top talent. This causes a vicious cycle that leads accounts to fail to exceed client expections. Which inevitable leads them to take their business elsewhere.



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