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. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    downsizing is not a great experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    EDS

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    Former Employee - Technical Delivery Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Technical Delivery Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    good benefits and career opportunities;

    Cons

    work life balance poor; revolving door of exec leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Focus on the costs above all else...customers, wait in line

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Hard to beat the clout that comes with an organization of this size and historical pedigree

    Cons

    Stale thinking and outmoded leadership; fear and politics rule

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work. Wonderful people, good pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Support in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Site Support in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    EDS took a chance on someone who was new to the IT field, and they treated me well. I learned so much about datacenters and how physical security should be run while I was there. The people there were very helpful and understanding when it came to a new guy who was still learning his way.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, sometimes management was not approachable. Not my immediate boss, he was actually very approachable, but upper management. When I expressed my need to move forward with my career, it was met with an attitude that it was not important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When someone is looking to move forward with their career, advancing themselves, they may be a valuable asset to you. Keep this in mind when an employee approaches you about wanting to move forward and do more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Incompetent management

    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Flint, MI

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

    Pros

    In the early years, EDS was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Things started to go south when the company was spu off from GM. Local management was awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Take care of your employees.

  7.  

    Good Company overall to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Communications Engineer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    They believe in an open door policy. Employees are allowed to express themselves to at least 2 higher level of Management without ever worring that what ever you discuss will not be used against you.

    Cons

    Management? It can be a bumppy road. I've had great leader's, and then well I often wonder how did some of the leader's ever get into Management?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For being a Company that strongly talks about pay for performance, it's not fair to employees who busts thier butt's and gives thier all 7/24 and yet they are told when there performance reviews are done, that they still need to improve in other area's and then are required to sign off on them knowing they will not see additional funding in thier pay check. 24 to 36 months is to long between any type of cash increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great People...Too Much Overhead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Great People... Too Much Overhead

    Cons

    Too Much Overhead - No real experts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change Approach to Contracting and Client Deployment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fellow in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Fellow in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    EDS had one of the best cultures during my tenture. There was always lots of opportunity for career growth and learning.

    Cons

    EDS started to lose it way - starting with Dick Brown - as it brought in too many outsiders to lead the company. They lacked vision and leadership in an industry that Ross Perot invented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead, and reinvent the business/industry!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Stop being Pimp

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sevicer Deliver Manager in Beaufort, SC
    Former Employee - Sevicer Deliver Manager in Beaufort, SC

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Lots of long hours and hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing CEO's to pimp the company and take millions in benefits and leaving employee with out a job.

  11.  

    Decent name on your resume, but horrible to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    EDS sounds good on your resume. Benefits are decent but not exceptional. Range of work possible and the locations you could work are large/

    Cons

    Pay is poor. Many roles are hourly. Payroll make so many errors (like being paid $52 for 2 weeks) that you wonder if the company is trying to balance its books by not paying workers on time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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