Perot Systems
2.9 of 5 170 reviews
www.perotsystems.com Plano, TX 5000+ Employees

Perot Systems Reviews

Updated Mar 2, 2014
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Perot Systems President Steve Schuckenbrock

Steve Schuckenbrock

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46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Perot Systems

Prosbenefits, training , experience ,technology, leaves

Conscompensation, travel, periodic review process, work overload, less recognition

Advice to Senior Managementmore rewards for achievement

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San Francisco, CA

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

ProsOK company for career growth

ConsI would write the compensation package.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Outsourcing and layoffs are the norm.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Perot Systems full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCoworkers, compensation was above average at the time..

ConsBeing asked to train your replacement in Mexico, India, etc..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Auburn Hills, MI

I worked at Perot Systems

Pros-Nice office setting
-Friendly atmosphere and good working environment for employees
-Flexible schedule offerings if moving up to advanced teams

Cons-Nature of work can be difficult as you are working with angry customers
-Leadership can have some unrealistic expectations
-Benefit of the doubt is almost never given to employee

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No scope for growth. Not ready to take initiative

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Perot Systems

ProsGood work life balance in the organization

ConsNo scope for growth in the career

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the issues by the neck. Have a vision

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It's a job, not a career. Software as commodity.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Wellesley, MA

I worked at Perot Systems

ProsPerot Systems aka Dell Services, does practically all the IT for Harvard Pilgrim, whose business is very very solid. The pay check will not bounce. There is not much separation between the Harvard Pilgrim people, the Dell people, and the contractors. I was a contractor. The company is very parent friendly, and has a much larger fraction of technical women and technical members of minorities (such as Black and from India) than other places I have worked. Colleagues are very friendly and help one another.

ConsThe commute to Wellesley is stall-and-crawl almost every day. Most people I interacted with were contractors and the change in personnel was rapid and ongoing. It's a job, not a career. Computer software was viewed very much as a commodity. Knowledge of any particular system was not valued. Rules for health insurance are made difficult and complex for no good reason I could determine. If I were a doctor trying to comply with what insurance would support it would drive me nuts. Security was managed as an impediment. People usually were not given the access they needed to do their jobs, for many months and years. The software was archaeic. Windows XP in 2011! The machines locked up multiple times a day, possibly due to some of the disk encryption software. Lots of essential knowledge was never written down. You had to know the right person to ask, and often had to ask them more than once in different ways before they would admit to knowing what you needed to find out.. Since most people expected to be laid off, having exclusive knowledge might save a person's job, but that made it hard on anyone else who needed to know.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade to a newer version of Windows, or better yet, move entirely to Linux. Solve the problem of PCs that freeze up.

Don't hire someone pretending you want them long term when you only want them short term. Be honest on that.

These people who keep adding security impediments should be forced to have their cell-phone number used all night all year including week-ends and their vacations, to be the on-call person for the problems this impeding causes. When they have been woken up in the middle of the night or interrupted in the middle of a meeting or a thought for the umpteenth time, they might decide that not allowing people the access they need to do their jobs is a bad way to run things. When someone requests access and it is appropriate to give them access, you need to debug the system that gives them access, not bury them in incomprehensible questions. There needs to be a way to appeal to a more senior person when the current level appears unable to understand what access is wanted or how to provide it.

Force the "Center of Excellence" to answer questions with a 2 week time limit. Having the answer 6 months after it is relevant is not a good use of resources and tends to lead to solutions nobody uses.

Reward people for writing down what they know, and not by laying them off.

Rethink employee retention. It is cheaper not to retrain a new person every 3 months. I would only recommend working for your company if someone needed a job for 6 months of less and had other plans after that.

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Dell Acquisition Changes things

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Round Rock, TX

I worked at Perot Systems

ProsThe work life balance was pretty good. A lot of projects are mindful of expenses and thus have the flexibiliy to work at home or take 1 week on client site and 1 week off client site.

ConsThey sell a lot of project at a lower price and make up the different through expense savings. This makes it harder for the consultants on the projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your staff and not just the director-level. You need to have respect for all levels and help advance careers other than just staffing as if we are all temps.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mediocre experience

Sales (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Perot Systems

ProsSales salary plus commission or non-commissioned bonus
Remote work ability - flexibility
Necessary tools provided by company
At the time AirPass provided 1st Class flights (I understand this is gone since Dell took over)

ConsSales boondoggle trips for only selected individuals
Little chance for advancement
Bickering between horizontals
Sales & IS have adversarial relationships, yet reviews are deep and sales are dependent on them

Advice to Senior ManagementAnalyze the review cycles and realize the money wasted. Find a way to do this more efficiently.

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You have to put in 200% effort to get 50% in return

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lincoln, NE

I have been working at Perot Systems

ProsCoworkers are generally really good
Benefits have gotten better
Bonuses have been given in the last several years to qualified people
In my position the work is different every day

ConsManagement is disconnected from everyone
My location is a lot like highschool, cliques and small groups control a lot.
Information is withheld from people
You must Kiss A** to get anywhere above the senior rep level
The only complaints acted on are taken from the worst employees ie: 'people keep walking past my cubicle' and they actually sent out an email asking people not to walk down the aisle
Pay is not comparable to other local companies. I recently applied for a job at another company and with my experience they offered $2.05 more per hour than I am making after 5+ years with Perot.
Every important announcement is garbled with corporate speak that the average employee doesn't understand.
Supervisors tell you to process something and when it goes wrong throw you under the bus.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease Please Please stop and listen to the employees that are below the supervisor level. Just because they are telling you 'oh, I have everything under control' doesn't mean it is. You need to realize that all of the current supervisors are only concerned with keeping their jobs and lie constantly.
Get rid of all the cliques and actually look at each employee's actual work and not the so called reviews given by supervisors that don't care.

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nice work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Perot Systems

Prospride in delivering high quality, responsive program management, systems engineering and technical assistance in the acquisition of major systems for our federal clients.

ConsThe technologies are both leading-edge and revolutionary and incorporate powerful relational data management, web-based portal technology, collaborative processing, knowledge distribution, and seamless access to distributed enterprise data.

Advice to Senior ManagementFaster, Better, and Cheaper" than any of its competitors in developing, augmenting and integrating information management solutions to address new business requirements and/or in transforming legacy systems into fully interoperable and integrated real-time enterprise systems.

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