Electronic Data Systems

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Avoid at all costs

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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

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  1.  

    An HP Company....thank goodness!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    Used to be a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Specialist Senior
    Current Employee - Information Specialist Senior

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    People and environment . Raise generally were decent and occurred almost every year. Direct management, generally receptive to personal considerations.

    Cons

    Used to be a great place to work until the bench time was cut to zero, and now it's even worse with the HP acquisition - Pension contribution are frozen, pay cuts to everyone of 5%, 401k contributions currently stopped, Tuition reimbursement temporarily? stopped. We will most likely have to go the the HP variable pay structure which may reduce our salaries again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the tenets that used to keep employees happy and doing whatever it takes to get the job done was the people care that EDS had established since the beginning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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