Electronic Data Systems

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Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
649 Reviews
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649 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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    EDS

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

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    EDS is great if there is a family problem and you need assistance. There are many instances where the company has helped a team member through a crisis.

    Cons

    Expectations that family will come second after work. Management has no problem with employees working nights, weekends, etc with no thought of the employees mental or physical health.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and plan better. Unahppy employees do not tend to perform well. Encouragement and appreciation goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    good work , flexibility , quick decisions , valued opinions

    Cons

    relatively low pay, sometimes hard deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire contractors as employees faster

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Big organization provides options to move around locations

    Cons

    They prefer contractors to bring cost down. Contractors mostly underperform and get away with it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus on value to clients not just on cost cutting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lots of opportunity and lots of stress

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    EDS seem to invest heavily in technology, facilities, structured training and education. There was ample opportunity to move to new roles in the company.

    Cons

    Often you get on a project that was setup for failure and then instead of adding resources to it they seem to just work people on the project to death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get the dead wood out of the company and look for people that are solid workers and help them have life/work balance.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not the worst place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Big company, you can hide

    Cons

    Ranking and raise system flawed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the old ranking system

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Frustrating advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Great co-workers that help you when needed and understand and help with your frustration at work. Service juggernaut that had large accounts which meant there was plenty of work.

    Cons

    Frustrating compensation and promotion hurdles. Plenty of work meant that you were doing more than plenty of work. Work life balancing act was difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your people managers and whether they use nepotism in picking and choosing employees for promotions and opportunities.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Information Analyst

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    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    flexible work scedule. Decent benefits package

    Cons

    salary is way below standard for IT jobs in this area. Negotiate high because you will not see a pay raise... Performance evaluation process is ridiculous and will not net a salary increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication and better pay for employees

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not the same as the "good old days" (before Alberthal left)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    It was a place where employees were recognized and rewarded...happy people made for happy customers and a viable, profitable business

    Cons

    it isn't that way any more (especially since acquisition by HP). Bottom line is all that matters. Customer and people thrown out the window

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the grassroots wisdoms. Taking care of your people (and consequently your business and customer) never goes out of style. Look at the big picture and not just the next quarter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    LSS Deployment Leader

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    Former Employee - Manager of Consulting Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Manager of Consulting Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Opportunity for International Experience was a great plus.

    Cons

    One of the biggest concerns I had working at EDS was the fear of Layoff. EDS was known for doing workforce reductions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the things I would have offered if asked was that the Leaders at EDS try to move leaders slated for layoff into roles they may have had prior experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start you technology career!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    I started this job right out of college and it is perfect for newbies as an introduction into the corporate world.

    Cons

    The job came with on the job training as opposed to being sent off for training. Also, the salary is not very competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great and I don't have any real complaints. Communication was excellent and they let you know every step of the way how you were performing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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