Electronic Data Systems

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Used to be a great company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Program Manager in Detroit, MI

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

Pros

Large company with opportunities around the globe. If you're willing to take chances and travel for work, there's no limit to what you can accomplish. There is a strong network of support teams who are always available for consultation. There is a solid pipeline of work as new business is sold at a fast pace. Unfortunately, no one feels very confident that the pipeline will last as senior leadership decisions will be felt down the road.

Cons

Recently taken over by HP. Horrible senior leadership team who are each lining their pockets at the expense of the rank-and-file, and the long-term health of the company. Middle management appears to be frozen in fear as entire departments are eliminated. Extremely low morale throughout the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They aren't open to advice. They clearly have a plan to gut the company to improve the short-term financial outlook. They will all be long gone when the long-term impact of their decisions is felt by the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    The company professes it is working to retain the best. NOT TRUE

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist ( I'm Actually A Computer Programmer)
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist ( I'm Actually A Computer Programmer)

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Paycheck, love of the actual work, regardless of the management...

    Cons

    People are now forced to do work below their worth and abilities due to all of the senseless layoffs and the need to back fill. The ever hanging black cloud of random senseless layoffs, especially for those of us that make more money than the new management being brought in. EDS appears to be content with mediocre vs "cream of the crop".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop laying people off based on information provided in a spread sheet. Seriously look at the needs and the resources needed to fulfill those and future needs. Be respectful of the clients and the investors and start putting some intelligence into workforce decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" is not true for EDS.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    - Access to many very informative training programs
    - People are dedicated to their work
    - Coworkers can easily commiserate with how miserable you are in your job

    Cons

    - Most workforce in their 40's or older
    - Culture clash with HP, who recently bought EDS
    - Tools are manually intenseive and archaic
    - Focus is on processes and not results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Treat employees with more respect and not as a commodity
    - Increase diversity of thought & opinion amoung decision-makers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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