Electronic Data Systems
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www.eds.com Plano, TX 5000+ Employees

Electronic Data Systems Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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60% Approve of the CEO

Electronic Data Systems Chairman and Executive Vice President Joe Eazor

Joe Eazor

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28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Manager of Consulting Manager (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsOpportunity for International Experience was a great plus.

    ConsOne of the biggest concerns I had working at EDS was the fear of Layoff. EDS was known for doing workforce reductions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOne of the things I would have offered if asked was that the Leaders at EDS try to move leaders slated for layoff into roles they may have had prior experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start you technology career!!

    Information Analyst (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsI started this job right out of college and it is perfect for newbies as an introduction into the corporate world.

    ConsThe job came with on the job training as opposed to being sent off for training. Also, the salary is not very competitive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was great and I don't have any real complaints. Communication was excellent and they let you know every step of the way how you were performing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    EDS not what it once was

    Communictions Manager (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsWas a professional environment with dedication to excellent work and dedicated customer service.
    Pay was relatively competitive. Changes in management too frequent.

    ConsHP has changed the game for the worse. Sloppy work in communications. Would not say there's much room for personal growth. You might advance if you're good at ignoring people's needs, quality work and can cut costs and make a profit. Find it a cold, mechanical place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet ready to lose your workforce if economy turns.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Retired 2005 - right time to leave after 23 years with company

    Consultant Senior (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsEarly on great company with ample opportunities and real pay for performance (early 80's).
    Great culture and some really bright and dedicated coworkers
    At time I left it was still a good place to learn business skills and technical skills especially for young first-time entrants to workforce/technology

    ConsStarted downward spiral during reign of Dick Brown
    Continued into a downward spiral since by continual denigration of management's policy toward employee treatment
    Management totally focused on short term gain at expense of long term viability and employee retention
    Employee morale very poor at time I left (2005) and appears to have gotten even worse after HP acquisition (from friends who still work there - there number is dwindling).

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to seriously examine core management philosophy in regards to employee treatment. It seems that employees are only considered "cannon fodder" to get the job done with minimal levels of quality for the project at hand. Although management appears to say all the right words, their actions do not support those words.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start a career.

    Information Analyst (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsIt was a large company with many resources. If you needed answers to a particular issue, you had the reach of the entire organization to help. We had great customers in many different industries.

    ConsThe size of the company was also the biggest issues. It takes time to initiate change in such a large environment and most of the time decisions were not given enough time to permeate throughout the entire organizations. This resulted in major changes every 6 months or so it seemed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen making a decisions, stick to it for at least the medium term and not just the short term. Realize that EDS is (was) a large organization and internal results take time to really take root.

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    You can do better

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsA good number of clients and projects that they can place you on; however it is difficult to a transfer. They would rather lay you off. Management goes behind your back instead of asking you about what you are doing.

    ConsThe most political place I ever worked both internally and externally with their clients. At the time they had been working with 7-Eleven for 13 years and they still didn't trust each other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't know how this can be done, but clean up the political mess. Try being honest with your clients.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at EDS (does not apply to HP - their culture is much different)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Plano, TX

    Pros- You are generally permitted to do what is necessary to get the job done - good deal of freedom - leaders trust you to be the expert they thought they hired
    - Your decisions are generally supported by management
    - Lots of good and interesting jobs

    So far, I have had several excellent roles that I have enjoyed - more than at my previous employer

    Cons- Lots of uncertainty in continued employment due to acquisition - it is unsettling
    - More than one person has claimed my work as their work (coworkers) and didn't feel any shame in doing so - too bad for you is the attitude
    - Leaders are so busy they often don't have time to focus on important details until they have missed the window of opportunity to make an impact

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to point out where EDS brings value to the HP acquisition

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    So many possibilities, so little accountability...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    Pros* Great name to get on your resume...EDS/HP
    * Global assignments
    * Will meet truly nice folks...
    * Will meet really talented folks...on their way out

    Cons* "Seniority" is questionable, at best
    * 10+ of experience with the company equates to stagnant thinking, ego-maniacal behavior, poor results...yet can "build relationships"

    Advice to Senior Management* Instead of down-sizing the talented, innovative thinkers, who actually produce results...get rid of the dead weight--->folks whom have never worked with any other company and are exceptional in passing the buck, spouting corporate rhetoric and generally taking up space...and oxygen in the numerous meetings they seem to enjoy "leading", which serve as pissing matches, only to leave attendees annoyed, as they will simply have a minimum of 56 email messages (in 60 minutes), upon their return.

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    HP is sinking this ship fast and furiously.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsLife at EDS before HP was acceptable. Managers, for the most part, were flexible with time off and work hours.

    ConsMorale is at an all-time low (and this is post Dick Brown years). EDSers all have a target on their forehead. Even though it was mentioned, "EDS will retain its name and operate as an HP Company," that has changed. It is now HP Enterprise Services. All signs of EDS have been stripped from the building. The parking lot seems to get emptier every day. It's depressing.

    Every day at work is just another opportunity to flex that target on our foreheads. I used to think highly of HP but being in their environment and seeing how things are done has really opened my eyes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think if HP realized the talent they have in front of them, things would be very different ... instead of capitalizing on this, they are flushing it down the toilet.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    EDS CULTURE

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsInnovative environment.
    Great people and teams.
    Limited freedom to try out new ideas. Depends on the area and your leadership.

    ConsDifficult industry......too much being outsourced and beyond employee performance control.
    Company run by Wall Street expectations.
    Makes it difficult to be consistent in performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with employees about what is going to happen to them. They see a lot of colleagues losing their jobs and wonder if they will be next. Take the anxiety out of the consideration.

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