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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 36 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Eat Drink Sleep

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    can not think one, Old style Management

    Cons

    sweat house, big believer in the ranking, creates bad working conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize hard working employees

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

    Worst job in 32 years in IT

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    - Initial training programs for new graduates
    - Was once a great company
    - Was once full of good people
    - Was once led by Ross Perot

    Cons

    - Work harder than ever for the worst raises that are scheduled to be late every year so you only get 4 increases every 5 years at best.
    - Has been a sinking ship for 30 years.
    - Old school management that gets the worst out of people by making them despise their employer.
    - Unethical practices made it an embarrassment to admit who signed my checks.
    - What you do means nothing, who you know means everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - People are not cogs.
    - People have lives outside of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Was a great place to work until economic downfall!

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    My first big job that I ever had until I had a medical issue. Once I was through with the medical issue I was put on a project which completed successfully.

    Cons

    As soon as I was back with my group after the project I got laid off! I was training a minority and she kept her job. Along with another minority kept his job. My boss and I got laid off!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent experience at EDS

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Great company culture that emphasized employee development and opportunities. Excellent opportunities to work at various large companies and gain a lot of experience quickly.

    Cons

    Some of company culture that made it a great place to work was lost with the acquisition by HP.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience at EDS was good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    There was flex time, pay was decent, and the other employees were great to work with.

    Cons

    Web TV didn't always work, there were layoffs quite often, and jobs went overseas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overtime is always expected

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learning library available to expand your skills ...if you ever had any free time.

    Cons

    Excessive overtime is always expected. Deadlines are unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher project managers that present resource leveled plans and stop cutting 40% from the timeline but still expecting 110% of the workload to be completed. What happened to work life balance?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Managing Consultant

    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Very competitive and challenging place to work

    Cons

    No work life balance and limited availability of resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate more on work life balance and employee training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    downsizing is not a great experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company overall to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Communications Engineer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    They believe in an open door policy. Employees are allowed to express themselves to at least 2 higher level of Management without ever worring that what ever you discuss will not be used against you.

    Cons

    Management? It can be a bumppy road. I've had great leader's, and then well I often wonder how did some of the leader's ever get into Management?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For being a Company that strongly talks about pay for performance, it's not fair to employees who busts thier butt's and gives thier all 7/24 and yet they are told when there performance reviews are done, that they still need to improve in other area's and then are required to sign off on them knowing they will not see additional funding in thier pay check. 24 to 36 months is to long between any type of cash increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent name on your resume, but horrible to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    EDS sounds good on your resume. Benefits are decent but not exceptional. Range of work possible and the locations you could work are large/

    Cons

    Pay is poor. Many roles are hourly. Payroll make so many errors (like being paid $52 for 2 weeks) that you wonder if the company is trying to balance its books by not paying workers on time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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