Electronic Data Systems

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Electronic Data Systems Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
650 Reviews
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650 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 36 reviews)

  • Upper management and lack of strong sales (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

    Focus on the costs above all else...customers, wait in line

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hard to beat the clout that comes with an organization of this size and historical pedigree

    Cons

    Stale thinking and outmoded leadership; fear and politics rule

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People...Too Much Overhead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People... Too Much Overhead

    Cons

    Too Much Overhead - No real experts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change Approach to Contracting and Client Deployment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working at EDS was one of the best experiences of my professional career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Client Sales Executive in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    EDS delivered great products and supported its employees through training and opportunity.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fellow in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Fellow in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    EDS had one of the best cultures during my tenture. There was always lots of opportunity for career growth and learning.

    Cons

    EDS started to lose it way - starting with Dick Brown - as it brought in too many outsiders to lead the company. They lacked vision and leadership in an industry that Ross Perot invented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead, and reinvent the business/industry!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good & satisfying

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good company run better

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Once you have mastered your new skill set, go and work in another place to be compensated fairly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Good place for getting training for new skill set

    Cons

    Compensation for your skill set is inadequate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Happy until HP took over

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It has been a great company to work for but there has been no advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    not enough training opportunities

    Cons

    No advancement
    not good enough pay compared to other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to groom your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    EDS is for professionals who strive to provide excellent service. Company treats employees fairly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    The EDS culture allows individuals to respect their work and personal lives. The company stands by people who are committed and provides excellent career path and compensation. A lot of top managers are technical enough to understand the job that needed to be done.

    Cons

    Some top managements weren't as qualified. There was also some amount of communication breakdown especially when there was a transition (merging, separating, buying, selling of accounts and human resources) but that's understandable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaderships at EDS should try to acquire the MBA degree. A lot of them are technical but may lack in leadership skills.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Positive

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

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    - Well known brand - now part of HP
    - Good work life balance
    - Good pay (that has changed since HP acquisition)

    Cons

    - Too much red tape within the company
    - Pockets and pockets of ineffective leadership

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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