Electronic Data Systems

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Electronic Data Systems Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
646 Reviews
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    HP is sinking this ship fast and furiously.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Morale 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    EDS CULTURE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Difficult 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It is used to be fun and innovative company !!! Not anymore.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Benefit are OK,
    Most of people has been working in this field for years and years.
    Flexibility

    Cons

    HP has no experience as services company. It will have negative impact for quite sometime.
    Processes are chasing processes.
    Pay cut 5% was start then addition 10% in second Qtr. Now job code changes are pure way to move salaries from the bottom to the very top. After it is done, I am sure many people will find their compensation below market level. This is pure legal scam and final nail in the coffin. Good people will leave and it is going to be crazy to get anything done for those who stay behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some balls and challenge executives. People is your core asset and you can not offshore experience.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Management seemed to be competent. They had an involved review process and really worked with employees to provide new opportunities. Individual feedback was great.

    Cons

    The long involved review process was sometimes tedious. There always seemed to be a push to move into the IT side of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EDS is a nice place to work. I enjoyed my time there.

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    HP isn't helping

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Team members and peers will go the extra mile for you and take pride in the quality of thier work.

    Cons

    Executive leadership, especially now under Mark Hurd and HP are singularly focused on shareholder value, not stakeholder value, regardless of the lipservice paid to caring about employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees, or they will leave when times get better. Forcing pay cuts, unequally on North American employees but not other country employees due to local laws and telling us it will save jobs, and then resuming work force reductions a couple months later destroyed any credibility. Equally, telling employees in April that there would be a forced shutdown the last two weeks of the year, and that we had to save 8 days of vacation, then performing work force reductions a couple months later and not paying of unused vacation is just plain unethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor excuse for an American corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Allowed some folks to work from home

    Cons

    Poor management, unclear direction, constantly changing direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying so much about looking good and covering your rear and try to do what you were hired to do...support your team and do what it takes to help them do their jobs better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Every Day Sucks

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Not a whole lot of good things to say, that is why i'm out here reading reviews to get a new job

    Cons

    bad managers who will keep their foot on your head to stay a float as the work force reductions happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no real advice for them. I'm not a huge fan of the management so I guess I would tell them to listen to open their eyes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Offshore-orama is taking a toll.

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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

    Use to be loyal to employees.
    Nice blue cubicles.
    Good people to work with.
    Good health insurance.
    Work from home used to be encouraged.

    Cons

    Emphasis on solving profit margins through off-shoring and throwing low-priced bodies at projects.
    Top-heavy.
    Many layers of worthless managers.
    Short-sighted pay cuts will drain the company of needed experience, and has drained all goodwill toward the company from the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're next.
    Customers will see the difference in service, and business will be lost.
    When that happens, don't blame your underpaid, inexperienced staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Suck up to the boss and survive

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Decent work life balance. Most people dont work so they know that their other jobs or life is more imp than this job.

    Cons

    * Pathetic management. Bosses know how to suckup to their bosses and they expect it from employees. No merit. No consideration for skills, experience and knowledge. Very old school and rigid reporting structure.
    * Employees are incompetent, stuck on to old technology, dont share and dont want to share as they fear job security.
    * Management makes it worse by laying off their best people. And outsourcing jobs.
    * I have seen many career empoyees who daily come to office or work from their homes on the same deadend projects somehow. Hats off to their suckability.
    * bottom line..useless company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    U have no hope.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Joe Eazor wake up and smell the coffee.

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    Current Employee - Systems Management in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Management in DFW, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    work from home
    new hp laptop

    Cons

    Pay cut for doing a good job
    having to help cluess Staff from argentina
    having a unix staff that is so understaffed it not funny
    Argentina staff (need I say more)
    a CEO that has no clue of running an IT company gee why did you buy one?
    A CEO that makes millions but is requiring staff around the workd to take paycutts ro else.
    A CEO named Mark Hurd
    A general manger named Joe Eazor neew I am say more?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Joe Eazor please please wake up. When was the last time you spoke
    with someone on your staff, one that does real work and not one that brown noses up to you?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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