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Not the outsourcing giant it used to be.

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Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Telford, England (UK)
Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Telford, England (UK)

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Money can be ok if you get in on a decent salary.

Cons

Management is terrible. Internal jobs opportunities are poor and often filled before they're advertised.

Advice to Management

Get your act together and get some training on how to actually manage things.

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  1. Nice place if you'd like to 'disappear for a while'

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a very large company and there are (were) a number of very large blue chip clients which are serviced by EDS and look very impressive on the C.V. There are a number of sites to work from and travel to client sites isn't always necessary. There are a number of interactive and remote working tools which allow the job to be done independently if geography.

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic to work there, with days of forms to fill in, many hoops to jump through to even get simple office stationary ordered. Sudden expenditure restrictions which strangle the business to such a degree that even everyday tasks are impossible to do. In such instances EDS starts to 'freewheel', with employees 'grinning and bearing' and forced to work in a restrictive way which prevents them working to their best. Unfortunately this is more and more frequent in recent years and despite the recent good financial returns posted, no benefits have filtered down to most employees.

    Advice to Management

    When continually balancing spreadsheets take a moment to consider the common employee. Those who need to deal with the twists, turns, and obstacles you are continually throwing in their paths. Take a moment to reconsider the whole before sending out that email to all telling them to 'tighten belts'. Flowery free flowing rhetoric can still be empty and hollow if it's oft repeated.


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    It could be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Adelaide (Australia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Adelaide (Australia)

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    EDS are flexible with their employees and allow a good level of self management.

    Cons

    Changing things is akin to trying to turn the Titanic round in a swimming pool. Not exactly keeping up with the local market place pay rates. Lacks innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Give more freedom to innovate, relax the controlling grip and get to understand the grass roots issues of working at EDS and trying to get things done easily. Look at the wasted money through the red tape and ridiculous processes


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