Electronic Data Systems

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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. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 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

  6.  

    EDS

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    Current Employee - Contractor in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Contractor in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great works great with folks

    Cons

    Sucks to work harder to job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    failed management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    They pick nice people to answer the phone.

    Cons

    Cannot figure out a way to keep us busy until suddenly we are on 50 hour weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that not all great managers come from India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Stultifying

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    Former Employee - Customer Technical Support Representative in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Customer Technical Support Representative in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    Ability to solve technical issues.

    Cons

    No career progression. Employees treated as, and referred to as, widgets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    EDS purchased the smaller company Metaphase.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Good salary schedule. Raises happened on a regular schedule.
    Division meetings kept employees abreast of latest developments.
    Reviews were regular and helpful.

    Cons

    Changes had to go through layers of bureaucracy.
    Layoffs greatly increased workload of those remaining. The number and complexity of projects did not decrease with a smaller workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the needs of employees and shareholders. Make sure that short term financial gains do not hold precedence over long term fiscal health.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Treat employees like slaves

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    EDS had a way of hiring people with the same kind of personality in which made working there a friendly environment.

    Cons

    Never received credit for your work and a lot of time your team lead did not know as nearly as much as their staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people decent, the staff worked to hard to be treated so poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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