Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  • Good people, opportunities, career paths and training (in 20 reviews)

  • Lot's of opportunity and great people to work with (in 14 reviews)

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

  • No work life balance and limited availability of resources (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Great employee culture.

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All of the people I worked with, from upper management to the many customer service reps were very pleasant and fostered a positive and friendly environment to work in. It was enjoyable developing friendships and feeling like a part of the team. Everyone was on board with the team mentality and everyone was open to helping each other out when needed and generally, communication was great. Even though this is a large company, I really felt like people and mgmt cared and they were apt in developing a community in and outside of the workplace, which made it very enjoyable and comfortable.

    Cons

    Given it was a help desk center, many furloughs and layoffs were happening around that time, as well as a freeze in bonuses & raises. Fortunately, my job was exempt from these insecurities but of course, there was only so much mgmt could actually do to address concerns regarding simple scheduling and difficulties with workload because of short staffing. Many many layers up the ladder existed so decision making could be limited. I had negotiated that I would only work specific shifts upon hire, which they easily promised me but because of eventual short staffing and inability to hire qualified prospects within reasonable time frames, I was forced to work 3rd shifts for several months which heavily impeded on my life and work-life balance. This was eventually the reason I chose to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep continuing to be great to your employees and fostering an enjoyable community. I had no qualms with direct management at that time.


  2. Layoff whole sap technical

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked with GEMS and then later got bought out by EDS, worked on several projects and internal projects. Part of a development team and integrated supply chain management and was successful in go live

    Cons

    Lay of whole technical team in SAP side and even quality side. They recruited more fresh graduates and experienced SAP professionals. The work atmosphere was not as laid back, there was lot of pressure trying to meet deadlines and milestones to achieve a successful go live implementation

    Advice to Management

    Management was all indians from the GEMS side and they didnt have good experience with dealing with close knit clients. I advice them to hire better mgt.


  3. INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension, room for advancement. Lots of opportunities for formal and informal training.

    Cons

    Bought out by HP, many of the good people were cut, accounts left


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  5. Good Place to start

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team environment. I was unfortunate that I had to leave the company due to unforeseen personal issues.

    Cons

    Schedule changed monthly and had a rotating weekend skeleton crew for grave shifts which can be automated

    Advice to Management

    Would have like more communication between management and team about upcoming projects and what to expect due to special events


  6. Good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance Good co workers

    Cons

    Too many processes Lot of middle management


  7. Intense, demanding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Develop lots of skills, wide variety of opportunities

    Cons

    Management differed widely, made getting consistent feedback difficult


  8. QA tester

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Work life balance


  9. Helpful (2)

    Eat Drink Sleep

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Recognize hard working employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    EDS

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    listen to your employees


  11. Helpful (2)

    Was a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment and opportunity to learn

    Cons

    disorganized and many times buracratic

    Advice to Management

    get organized



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