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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. "I dont miss it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy to be in the top 10%

    Cons

    A mix of the best and worst leadership I have ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company


  2. "Run! Run as fast you can!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company offer to employee free lunch ounces every two month. but people are to busy that they do not have time to enjoyed.

    Cons

    They hire good people and then put them against each other.

    Advice to Management

    You need to work in company culture or people will leave!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "entry level eds"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    employees treated fairly well overall. Good training was provided.

    Cons

    very slow wage growth and advancement chances.


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  5. "Typical corporate job."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Miami, FL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many accounts to with diverse industy backgrounds to get training.

    Cons

    Too top heavey in senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Do more with less.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Data analysis"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big organization provides options to move around locations

    Cons

    They prefer contractors to bring cost down. Contractors mostly underperform and get away with it

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on value to clients not just on cost cutting


  7. "Business Analyst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Flint, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary relative to other's in geographical location
    Work/life balance
    Flexible to alternate work arrangements
    Quality employees (excluding management)
    Generous vacation/time off

    Cons

    Stagnation in opportunities
    Poor management/HR
    HP effect on the company
    All jobs subject to off-shoring at any time
    Poor workplace morale

    Advice to Management

    Get more engaged with what your employees are doing and their contributions/abilities.


  8. "Why work for EDS?"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Process Improvement Analyst in Winchester, KY
    Former Employee - Business Process Improvement Analyst in Winchester, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EDS offers a wide range of Computer Based Training that can be taken at your own pace to further your job skills. They do have a matching 401K program and now with the HP merger you can get discounts on HP products. My experience has been that while with this industry projects come and go, its a good thing because you frequently get to change which project you work. This helps diminish boredom. EDS places a strong emphasis on community involvement. They have an open door policy, which means you can go to any leader at any time and not fear retribution.

    Cons

    Agent level jobs require extreme flexibility in work hours. Also HP just purchased EDS and there will no longer be pension funds available. It can be hard to get out of an agent level position if you do not cultivate relationships with management. Once you have a good relationship "in house" then start looking for something posted on the job site. It can be beneficial to have non-site leadership. Also, document everything and maintain that documentation under your control if you have any HR issues. Keep it for a long time, because you never know when someone may ask about an old situation.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, you have more talent than you realize in your entry level work force.


  9. "EDS is an ok place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One can take the opportunity to do independent training that can be used to advance to other opportunities. If you like to travel there are many opportunities within the organization.

    Cons

    they are best-shoring many jobs and asking the 'replaced' person to train them.

    Advice to Management

    More communication is needed. There are too many management layers within the company


  10. "What happened to 'People Make a Difference'?"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at EDS allows the employee to get comprehensive exposure to working with systems, processes, people and deadlines. It is often said that EDS is great place to start your career, but in order to catch up to the industry pay scale, you need to leave the company and come back again. For employees that stayed with the company for their entire career, you will find low salaries. Most long time employees stayed for job security and because they enjoyed the work they were doing. With the recent buyout of EDS by HP, job security is GONE. It will be interesting to see what comes of a once great company.

    Cons

    The hours at EDS can be long, the compensation for work done above and beyond minimal and the job security non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Return to the philosophy 'People Make a Difference'. What happened - HP?


  11. "I've been employed by better, but it could be much worse."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Business Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Advanced Business Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were good. However new incoming employees are subject to HP policies which are slightly less than what EDS used to offer. Existing employees were able to keep their existing benefits.

    Cons

    There is not much communication from management as to what is going on within the company. Also, there is not much emphasis on employee morale, mentoring, and career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus some on employee morale to increase productivity.