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  1.  

    EDS great place to learn.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    The ability to learn multiple technologies and work in different business field supporting clients. EDS was very much into training and building relationships with clients. The ability to control your own destiny was great at EDS and the ability to move about the country were good on the account side.

    Cons

    Moving around the country after a period of time get old expecially with kids. The change from account driven responsibility and freedom to do your own thing to being controlled by corporate I thought was the worst thing that happened at EDS. Also if you get stuck in Plano then they always seamed to limit your technology that you would get to use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look and the history of what built EDS and get back to it.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    EDS was a nice place to work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    In my job, it was interesting work that changed all the time.

    Cons

    It was difficult to have a people manager that really worked with management to help my advancement. People were hired in from other companies with a prestige name, even if the person wasn't prestige, and received higher pay to match a previous title. At the same time long term employees didn't receive raises when their titles went up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No feedback

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A COMPANY THAT LOOKS OUT FOR ITS EMPLOYEES

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Best reasons to work for EDS is because they will work with you, they are a flexible compnay and they look out for their employees on top of that I like the pay, people and the training.

    Cons

    It takes a long time to get things going

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None right now

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    EDS a great place to work is you live in Plano.

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Specialist
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Specialist

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    EDS is a large company. As a result of this, there are a lot of resources available.

    Cons

    Training budget is usually the first thing cut. Some training, like Six Sigma training was only available to individuals with a manager job code. This was frustrating because I was very interested in quality and I was unable to receive any training. There is a lot of traing available to employees working at the EDS headquarters buildings in Plano, TX. but little training available for everyone else because travel to training was cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide the same access to training to the employees outside of Plano.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Why work for EDS?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Process Improvement Analyst in Winchester, KY
    Former Employee - Business Process Improvement Analyst in Winchester, KY

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    EDS offers a wide range of Computer Based Training that can be taken at your own pace to further your job skills. They do have a matching 401K program and now with the HP merger you can get discounts on HP products. My experience has been that while with this industry projects come and go, its a good thing because you frequently get to change which project you work. This helps diminish boredom. EDS places a strong emphasis on community involvement. They have an open door policy, which means you can go to any leader at any time and not fear retribution.

    Cons

    Agent level jobs require extreme flexibility in work hours. Also HP just purchased EDS and there will no longer be pension funds available. It can be hard to get out of an agent level position if you do not cultivate relationships with management. Once you have a good relationship "in house" then start looking for something posted on the job site. It can be beneficial to have non-site leadership. Also, document everything and maintain that documentation under your control if you have any HR issues. Keep it for a long time, because you never know when someone may ask about an old situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, you have more talent than you realize in your entry level work force.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Testing Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Testing Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    IT's a job, and in this economy I'm very glad to have steady employment. The benefits are pretty good,health insurance, 401k, etc. Vacation days are good.

    Cons

    Too many managers, no Christmas party or raises in 2008 and 2009, took away cups so that if you want coffee you have to bring your own in, which is kind of ridiculous as a cost cutting measure. Certain departments micro-managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pare management, think of employees when cutting costs.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    EDS still a good place to work, in spite of uncertainties from HP buyout.

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    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    The pay for my job (systems design and implementation) is well within the industry average, although those who are well qualified could probably earn more elsewhere in a non-recession economy. The company provides a good work environment, including current technology desktops (notebook PC with up-to-date software), flexible start and stop times, support for working from home long-term, telecommuting when personal needs require it, volunteering in community groups and activities (whether or not the company participates). The broad customer base lowers the risk of major job cutbacks during minor economic slowdowns, and offers the opportunity to work in new industries without leaving the company.

    Cons

    The health plan and other benefits are average. Medical coverage is satisfactory, and probably in line with most other companies. The stock price is still recovering from what Dick Brown did to the company. His massive layoffs and poor re-organization led to a huge drop in our stock price and significant loss of respect and trust among customers. The recent HP buyout is still a big question mark as to the effect on staffing and future business prospects. We've already had large layoffs and more are expected. It's not clear what the criteria are for identifying those to be let go. The severance policy is reasonable, though not stellar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As with most companies, stop giving large exit packages to senior managers who leave the company. If things are so tough that we have to lose thousands of employees, why should an executive take tens of millions of dollars with him or her simply because they're a senior manager?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall not bad.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    big company with lots of places to go and things to do. i do not have 100 words to write here so i'm making them up and just typing stuff that comes to mind. proud history of big accomplishments. eds invented their industry.

    Cons

    too big, too impersonal, musical chairs at top with no discernable justification for executive compensation. they either never did real technical work or have completely forgotten what it takes and are deathly afraid of technology. executives all seem to hire their kids and give them big bonuses, despite the lack of value they add. overall morale is bad. hp seems intent on slashing quite a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "resource" is a 4-letter word and software is never created in a factory.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    EDS is an ok place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    One can take the opportunity to do independent training that can be used to advance to other opportunities. If you like to travel there are many opportunities within the organization.

    Cons

    they are best-shoring many jobs and asking the 'replaced' person to train them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication is needed. There are too many management layers within the company

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ups and Downs of EDS

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    Current Employee - Telecom Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Telecom Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    I was fairly compensated at EDS.

    Cons

    Headquarters in Plano, TX is the sole focus. Other locations are easily forgotten until something goes wrong. Satelite locations rarely see their leadership. The manager comes three times a year. Anyone higher than the manager is typicallly not seen.

    Headquarter should learn to distribute email updates to the departments that required that information. Sending out blanket emails to the whole company that only applies to certain departments is not a good use of employee's time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember employees working outside of Plano. Reduce your excessively high wages to allow for better compensation for employees and to buy supplies.

    Disapproves of CEO

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