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EDS will get it right.

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Current Employee - Senior Consulting Manager in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Senior Consulting Manager in Detroit, MI

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

Pros

There is good project work for talented people. EDS supports a broad range of technologies and there is always a willingness to move into new areas. There are some very good people at EDS, not all, but many.

Cons

Too many layers of management. Expenses are controlled by administrative types who have no idea what it's really like to travel on a regular basis. It is a large company, so many of the common complaints apply. Decisions are driven from the top. As a P&L manager, the business is no longer your own. This is a change that's taken place over the last decade as the competition and economy have tightened.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire the CEO. Ron Rittenmeyer has the carisma of a toad. He commands no respect in the industry or the company based on his actions.

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    Avoid at all costs

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    EDS has some redeeming qualities:
    VERY good work/life balance. I typically barely work 40hrs/wk. And honestly most of the day is not very intesne.
    Pretty generous vacation policy: I got 3 weeks off as a new hire. Even better if you can get on the GM account, tons of bonus vacation days.
    Workplace is not very competitve, If one cares at all and is remotely intelligent you can probably advance in your career.

    Cons

    Wow where to begin....

    Piss poor compensation. And going down. Within the past month a 5% cut, then another 10%. Plus Salary Freezes.
    Job cuts related to merger.
    Management consistently disrespects and devalues the employees.

    Would recommend this company to no one. Particularly new college graduates as the culture is very bad: everyone is 40-50 year old and boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a decent work environment and show the employees some respect when it comes to compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. An HP Company....thank goodness!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Due to the HP acquisition, it will look great on your resume. EDS has employees whom have been with the company well over ten years and are willing to share their experiences, assist in navigating through the multi-layered, top-heavy management team.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation in company strategy
    Lack of professional development
    Top-heavy senior leadership, many of whom should have been gone a long time, yet somehow survived the rounds of lay-offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the dead weight
    Bring in and retain more innovative leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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