Electronic Data Systems

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Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
662 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data analysis

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    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
  2.  

    Lots of opportunity and lots of stress

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

    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
  3.  

    Information Analyst

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

    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
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    Frustrating advancement.

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

    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
  7.  

    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

    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
  8.  

    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

    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
  9.  

    HP ruined EDS.

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    Former Employee - Information Specialist  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Alexandria, VA

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Several highly experienced personnel who are happy to help with your growth.

    Cons

    EDS was overtaken by HP and was never the same again. Salaries got slashed across the board, experienced employees got laid off, customer lost their confidence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're slashing people's salaries, don't give your selves bonuses of millions of dollars. Don't cut cost at the expense of the quality you provide to the customer. Don't cut costs from programs that make you money. Stop micro-managing. Get your priorities in order. Don't promote incompetent people to management positions.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start you technology career!!

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

    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
  11.  

    EDS not what it once was

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

    Pros

    Was a professional environment with dedication to excellent work and dedicated customer service.
    Pay was relatively competitive. Changes in management too frequent.

    Cons

    HP has changed the game for the worse. Sloppy work in communications. Would not say there's much room for personal growth. You might advance if you're good at ignoring people's needs, quality work and can cut costs and make a profit. Find it a cold, mechanical place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ready to lose your workforce if economy turns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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