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Electronic Data Systems Advanced Project Analyst Reviews

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Pros
  • Gained good experience and exposure; met good people; development (in 22 reviews)

  • Many opportunities to work with new technologies, and to move around within the company (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management and lack of strong sales (in 25 reviews)

  • Got to be ready to work hard and long hours (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Challenging, Great Job Experience --- Mgmt direction and employees roles are unclear"

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

    Pros

    Challenging, lots of training, good job experience

    Cons

    poor balance between work and personal life, management direction is unclear, roles are not defined

    Advice to Management

    communicate direction of the company / HBU to the masses.


  2. "Only Upside to an Acquistion by Hewlett-Packard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Project Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Advanced Project Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Global presence allows for expatriate assignments for rank and file; Agility Alliance allows for experience in breadth of experience with programming, software, hardware, and other technologies in the Information Technology arena.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement; stove-pipe organizations make it difficult to transition across industry segments or geographical regions; management is more focused on free cash flow and meeting numbers than taking care of its people through training, career paths, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your clients first, employees second, and shareholders third. Too much focus is on the shareholders, free cash flow, analysts, etc. Your focus on FCF and sale of the company to HP, without knowing whether the pension plan will be honored is a clear demonstration of your inability to know what employee concerns are and your inability to lead the company. I can't wait until HP "cuts" most of the senior/middle management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "EDS, an HP company, better not take it's best performing employees for granted for too long"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Project Analyst
    Current Employee - Advanced Project Analyst
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gaining professional experience, often under adverse conditions (e.g. EDS' tradition of "death marches" to meet project deadlines). I understand other employers value EDS as a resume entry - if you can survive working at EDS, you can persevere anywhere.

    Cons

    Long, hard hours - uncompensated - under difficult and stressful conditions (e.g. IT sweatshop). Salary freezes, even for those listed as "Exceeds Expectations" (second-highest annual performance rating). Verbal praise from first-line managers, even though appreciated, doesn't pay the bills.

    Advice to Management

    If you truly value employee contributions, then show it with appropriate salary and bonus actions. Just granting high-performers verbal "atta boys" will only delay their attrition until the next economic upturn, at the latest.