Electronic Data Systems
2.7 of 5 611 reviews
www.eds.com Plano, TX 5000+ Employees

Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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2.7 611 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Electronic Data Systems Chairman and Executive Vice President Joe Eazor

Joe Eazor

(54 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
611 Employee Reviews
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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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    Good & satisfying

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    Proswork challenging & satisying ,..did a lot of programming in EDI systems..better opportunity in growth of career,..it helps

    Consnot flexible in the worklife..no promotions..not best for reading.not good for learing..it was sold ot HP

    Advice to Senior Managementgood company run better

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    Good

    Analyst/Programmer (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very fulfilling, great teamwork, recognition, development, customer service, education, growth, benefits, salary/wage.

    Infrastructure Specialist (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsAccess to technical resources & references. Great teamwork, fellowship & support for each other. Great professional development. Great training opportunities. Great benefits - medical, dental, vision, 401K, stock plan, pension plan. Great growth opportunities. Great rewards - bonuses, raises, promotions, recognition, dinners, awards, prizes & other perks. Great review process. Great integrity, values, diversity & employee value & respect. Exclusive onsite support at a corporate account is a great environment. Don't need a degree to work there (opportunity for good, smart people to excel).

    ConsPeople working on salary remotely from home may work 80 hours/week and the work schedule may be devastating to whatever time is left: Meetings all day (9-6), every couple of hours, prepare for server changes all evening (7-9pm), work all night making server changes or waiting in queues for your turn and complete paperwork (9pm-7am), plus emergency on-call rotation, no time to take training or train yourself. The few hours you have left are to grab a bite, catch a z, run to store & try to see your wife & kids. I wouldn't recommend remote support from home unless it's paid hourly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild your company around your employees and train, train, train. Don't lay people off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fabulous

    Information Analyst (Former Employee)
    Tulsa, OK

    ProsFlexibility and Dependability and work from home option.

    ConsTime sheet organization and bucketing system is really bad

    Yes, I would 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

    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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    Early days of growth and opportunity have waned

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsOpportunities span the full range of the IT spectrum, from mainframe to embedded systems

    ConsMultiple work force reductions have demoralized the work force

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring stability to the work force

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Happy until HP took over

    Infrastructure Specialist (Former Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsClose to home, great boss and team to work with.

    ConsLack of communication by CEO as to what they were doing with the company.....

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    The most miserable experience of my life

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Dublin, OH

    ProsPay and benefits are very reasonable

    ConsThis place is literally modern-day slavery on American soil. The culture and business model appears to be to bring in labor from off-shore and work people to death under threat of deportation. At one point, my whole team was made to stay until 9:30pm for an upcoming "meeting", at which time we were corralled into a room and told our project was behind and we were all going to start working 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is one example of many instances of mistreatment, and the project was mismanaged terribly. Upon quitting, I was not paid for my last several days of work. This culture started before EDS bought out Saber Corp and continued uninterrupted, but hopefully one day EDS will recognize the issues and clean this place up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn a completely anonymous survey, ask your employees for feedback so that you can begin to understand what is going on in your company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Outstanding peers and solid line management.

    Senior Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    ProsTop notch peers and management. Competitive pay and may offer some telecommuting opportunities if needed.

    ConsLine management changed too often (I had 3 different managers one year).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

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

    ConsThere 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 Senior Managementthe 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

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