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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Supervisors, Flexible Schedules

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Having full time work with good pay

    Cons

    Not having any reason to move within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please think about upgrading technology in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overtime is always expected

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    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Information Analyst

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    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Williston, VT
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Williston, VT

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

    Pros

    World wide company - opportunities to relocate, transfer, experience various areas within the organization.

    Cons

    Short sighted management. Too much focus on bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    EDS Lost Its Way

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation, although only because it carried over when we were outsourced to them. They did technology well.

    Cons

    Always cutting staff, which made for tense work environment. Had to lay off 2 folks before getting the same treatment 3+ months later. By that time, it was part of HP, so they bear equal (if not more) "blame" for that environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on putting a good product at a fair price on the field.

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

    Not a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Coordinator in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Coordinator in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    The salary is competitive, benefits are reasonable. The call center does allow for flexible schedules such as four 10 hour days.

    Cons

    The management of the call center was terrible - you were always presumed to be at fault if anything happened and everyone was always afraid that you would be laid off. It wasn't a pleasant atmosphere to work in always afraid for your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coaching should always be balanced with recognition of when someone does something good as well as being more proactive in creating a good working relationship with the employees. No one should ever fear for their job for one mistake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company wide training

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    No problem with training needed to technical exposure

    Cons

    Salary not up to par with market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change salery structure

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    eventful, enlightning and varied but challenging

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Culture built by Ross

    Cons

    No longer an independent company, a shame

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Friendly professional atmosphere, knowledgeable people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Friendly professional atmosphere, knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Specialize in outsourcing. A lot of great professionals were replaced by unprofessional stuff from India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    ED'S was a great company until the late 90s we DIck Brown took over as CEO

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Promoted from with in, great training and opertunies. Great work force

    Cons

    From the late 90s until bought by HP it all became about the bottom line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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