Electronic Data Systems

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Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
645 Reviews
3.0
645 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 35 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    Treat employees like slaves

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time for 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
  7.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly, team work and collaborative spirit

    Cons

    Upper management and lack of strong sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Exeplurary

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    Former Employee - Remittance Processor II  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Remittance Processor II in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits and good work culture

    Cons

    Work Load and Work Schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relocation of Company address

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Data Entry Cleak

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    Former Employee - Data Entry  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Rancho Cordova, CA

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

    Pros

    Early morning work start and lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Would like to have seen management work more with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good company

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Portland, OR

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    salary base, good communciation, food, baverage

    Cons

    executives need to liseten to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listening skill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a great place to work, but balance between administrative work and tech work is off.

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    Former Employee - Information Specialist  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    big company with lots of opportunity to develop, great benefits

    Cons

    too much administrative work, sometimes tedious managemen structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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