Electronic Data Systems

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Once a great place.

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Former Employee - No Longer in Rockville, MD
Former Employee - No Longer in Rockville, MD

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

Pros

EDS has a great rank and file employees who are dedicated to the job. It had the potential to be a great company.

Cons

EDS management is out of touch with their employees and makes knee jerk reactions in workforce reductions. This often leaves a few "good" employees having to carry much more responsibility than will occupy a 40 hour week. There is no transparency in management and in some cases, no visible management chain. Local management stays isolated in their offices.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management is seen as greedy and taking everything they can prior to their exit. There is no clear goal to create a great lasting organization where people are proud to work there.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    EDS still a good place to work, in spite of uncertainties from HP buyout.

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    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    The pay for my job (systems design and implementation) is well within the industry average, although those who are well qualified could probably earn more elsewhere in a non-recession economy. The company provides a good work environment, including current technology desktops (notebook PC with up-to-date software), flexible start and stop times, support for working from home long-term, telecommuting when personal needs require it, volunteering in community groups and activities (whether or not the company participates). The broad customer base lowers the risk of major job cutbacks during minor economic slowdowns, and offers the opportunity to work in new industries without leaving the company.

    Cons

    The health plan and other benefits are average. Medical coverage is satisfactory, and probably in line with most other companies. The stock price is still recovering from what Dick Brown did to the company. His massive layoffs and poor re-organization led to a huge drop in our stock price and significant loss of respect and trust among customers. The recent HP buyout is still a big question mark as to the effect on staffing and future business prospects. We've already had large layoffs and more are expected. It's not clear what the criteria are for identifying those to be let go. The severance policy is reasonable, though not stellar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As with most companies, stop giving large exit packages to senior managers who leave the company. If things are so tough that we have to lose thousands of employees, why should an executive take tens of millions of dollars with him or her simply because they're a senior manager?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall not bad.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    big company with lots of places to go and things to do. i do not have 100 words to write here so i'm making them up and just typing stuff that comes to mind. proud history of big accomplishments. eds invented their industry.

    Cons

    too big, too impersonal, musical chairs at top with no discernable justification for executive compensation. they either never did real technical work or have completely forgotten what it takes and are deathly afraid of technology. executives all seem to hire their kids and give them big bonuses, despite the lack of value they add. overall morale is bad. hp seems intent on slashing quite a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "resource" is a 4-letter word and software is never created in a factory.

    Disapproves of CEO
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