Electronic Data Systems

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Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
650 Reviews
3.0
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.  

    A good place to work

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Webster, NY
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Webster, NY

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

    Pros

    worked with great people and on our account it felt like a family. We all worked together as a team to accomplish what we needed to for the client.

    Cons

    Put in a ton of hours and was on call 7x24. I preferred it more when HP didn't own the company and we were independent. With HP I felt like more of a number than a person.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    QA tester

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Coworkers made it easy to work there

    Cons

    Long hours became the norm to complete your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    left after 20 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    training program
    outstanding employees
    worked on customer based IT solutions
    pay and benefits

    Cons

    project deadlines (long hours)
    bad corp decisions in later years
    EDS was a very good company to work for in the 80s and 90s. Not as much in the 00s. Therefore, I left to pursue a better opportunity.

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  5.  

    Network Admin

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    Former Employee - Network Administrative in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Network Administrative in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, personal growth, good towards charities ....

    Cons

    If one uses the open door - retribution is choice - open door depending on personnel / management can back fire on the employee .... Training is lacking ....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees - There are always two sides of the story -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Sweatshop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people who stuck it out tried their best of the situation with a company that was swallowed up by HP and downsized anyone from EDS that remained.

    Cons

    No raises, pay cuts, couldn't buy office supplies they were so cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan account take overs realistically. You can do it in a few months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Basically OK, but has major room for improvement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Company Training, Employee benefits, Corporate Infrastructure.

    Cons

    Departmental political tensions, unreasonable overtime and lack of respect for personal boundaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not worth discussing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    EDS

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    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    travel and variety of experience

    Cons

    big behemoth, slow moving, except for projects with larger companies where decisions are made fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst job in 32 years in IT

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Friendly environment and opportunity to learn

    Cons

    disorganized and many times buracratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get organized

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