Perot Systems Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Software Developer Senior Advisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perot Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Support for remote work is great. Ability to jump around to different teams in an account is great for getting "meaty" bullet points on a resume.

    Cons

    Job stability can be unpredictable due to the nature of contract work. Depending on the account, the number of positions may shrink or grow. Lots of rules and policies. Promotion can be difficult because of budget cuts. Sometimes the only way to get promoted is to apply internally to open positions. Over the last decade or so, I've watched many of the smaller Dell Services office close down. This is partly because of Dell cutting costs, but also because of shrinking account business.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on policy and more on fostering an environment for creative and innovative employees.


  2. Team Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Perot Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I gained a lot of experience for the 6 years I was there.

    Cons

    The organization constantly dangled a carrot in front of you to do more work but they didn't want to pay. During review time if you got a new position shortly before review time they would only review you based on your new position and you would be marked inadequate. There were no real opportunities to grow just do more work.


  3. Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Perot Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to grow as there are a lot of different clients

    Cons

    Some projects require a lot travel so decide if your lifestyle allows it


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  5. Not bad but could be better

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perot Systems

    Pros

    friendly and flexible work environment

    Cons

    low salary and growth opportunity


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    Corporate Values

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Perot Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This firm no longer exists, sadly Perot sold company to Dell who broke up the organization that I joined

    Cons

    Typical challenges in a consolidation of 2 companies

    Advice to Management

    Key legacy Perot leadership has formed a new company, Guide IT. This company is growing and thriving, because the Perot System culture and values have endured and translated to Guide IT.


  7. Pretty good place with some smart people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perot Systems full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The environment was fairly laid back and the team I got to work with were brilliant. I learned a lot in this job just by having smart people around me.

    Cons

    Company values changed from ensuring high quality service to more bottom line oriented Compensation was fair but review structure and upward mobility seemed nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what made the company a great place at one point in time. By focusing on bottom line only you will lose out on clients.


  8. I went from a high school drop out to a college graduate at Perot, the company truly changed my life.

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    Former Employee - Facilities Security Officer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Facilities Security Officer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Perot Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Perot was more than an office job, it was a culture. People who worked for Perot were on the forefront of the industry, they were bright and driven. But most of all they were very kind. I can't tell you the number of associates that helped me develop not only in my field, but as a person. There was no opportunity that wasn't offered. It was the first place I'd ever worked outside of the military that judged me for my future potential rather than past mistakes.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of a con when it comes to Perot. I'd be making one up if I listed anything here.

    Advice to Management

    Include people. Never treat anyone like a number. When you show someone that their input matters, they're more likely to treat your company as more than just a job. Show them a way up, this will keep them from looking for a way out.


  9. Perot was an average contractor to work for.

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    Former Employee - SQL Server Database Administrator in Kearneysville, WV
    Former Employee - SQL Server Database Administrator in Kearneysville, WV

    I worked at Perot Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality of life is very high at this location.

    Cons

    Higher salaries are to be had if you're willing to look in northern Virginia.


  10. They do not treat their employees well at all

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Perot Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Their lawyers were all VERY friendly, and never said a bad word.

    Cons

    There were a lot. - at least 2 law suits for back pay. - Management was mostly by intimidation - If a good Mgr would not intimidate they left. And I saw them try this intimidation methods used on a Veteran. He realized how petty everything there was - and left loss of a good employee - They never seemed to know where they were going - So they would step on "it" Only stayed 'cause out-sourced by Stanford and was maintaining the same app and users

    Advice to Management

    The place was a waste of good people


  11. It is a Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Perot Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has excellent staff that values merit. It is a company that promotes those who work hard.

    Cons

    There are some micro managers that got to the nity greaty detail.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise the management to promote with in instead of hiring from the outside.



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