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Your first and third job

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

Pros

Commited to training and upskilling employees.
Opportunity for advancement if you know where to look.
Looks good on a resume.
Great colleagues.

Cons

Low pay relative to comparable positions in other companies. Pay increases designed to keep employees, not reward performance. The way to get reasonable salaries at EDS is to leave and return after 6 months to the same or better job at the current market rate. It's well known on the inside that EDS should be your first and third job... don't wait it out for the salary you deserve.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fix the low morale

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    You can't do enough for a good company that does lots for you (so best look elsewhere)?

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    Current Employee - 'Project' / Tech Lead
    Current Employee - 'Project' / Tech Lead

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Maybe local to you, there are soem ggod people (if you can find them).

    Cons

    Matrix miss-management, spin, delusion and corporate speak, rather than good clear, co-ordinated, accurate and honest communication.
    Treated with impunity, policies not followed (unless it suits), lots of tick box 'management', too many autocrats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen rather than dictate, apraise, do what you say your'e going to do, and chart progress to the (plans you need to produce and publish). Get some good people ones, rather than sycophants.

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    Still can be rewarding to work here (but not financially for most) but continual cost cutting is sapping morale

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Many pockets of capable and committed colleagues, reasonable benefits package (although likely soon to be downgraded), local management committed and supportive but with little autonomy

    Cons

    Since HP takeover EDS has been pushed down the food chain in HP and is now part of TSG - not even a separate business unit. Initial pay freeze now replaced by upcoming 'voluntary' 5% pay cut despite EDS contributing record profits to EDS. Local management have less and less autonomy, training cut back again despite assurances it would not be, cost cutting measures result on procurement delays which impact our service to customers and hit staff morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving employee morale rather than continual cost cutting - EDS is a service company and relies on committed and capable people - I think this has been lost sight of despite the lip-service paid to 'service excellence'

    Doesn't Recommend
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