Perot Systems

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Perot Systems Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
180 Reviews
2.9
180 Reviews
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Michael S. Dell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life balance in some projects; (in 10 reviews)

  • Based on the project you are given work from home (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • dell legacy and dell services are differentiated by the senior management (in 6 reviews)

  • With the great pay came long hours, and the work would sometimes be stressful (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent place to work and great co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrative  in  Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrative in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Perot Systems as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent management and co-workers that were willing to help "the new" guy with both thier knowledge and experience.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, it's working great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate Values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Perot Systems full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  8.  

    Fun environment to work in

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    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Perot Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart and friendly people who are willing to share knowledge to help you grow.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for growth.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    The place was a waste of good people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Managed services

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Perot Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    New technology, travel, neat projects, multiple verticals, flexible time, great benefits.

    Cons

    Overworked, male dominated culture (good-ole-boy), inappropriate travel incidents, removed domestic partner benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrity within management is crucial to success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible recruiters, complete incompetence at most levels of management. Most of which got promoted.

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    Current Employee - Systems Administration Advisor  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Administration Advisor in Flagstaff, AZ

    I have been working at Perot Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing really. The company seemed hell-bent on increasing profit margins over delivering satisfaction or quality.

    Cons

    Company was focused on lowering costs and increasing profit margins at the expense of quality of service, ability to deliver service and everything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people that do horrible jobs. Every bit of the management that I interacted with until we were bought by Dell was absolutely awful. Even then almost all of the management was incompetent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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