Electronic Data Systems Business Analyst Reviews | Glassdoor

Electronic Data Systems Business Analyst Reviews

41 reviews

Filter

Filter

Business Analyst

1.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Meg Whitman,
1 Rating

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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

Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "I dont miss it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Treat employees like slaves"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    EDS had a way of hiring people with the same kind of personality in which made working there a friendly environment.

    Cons

    Never received credit for your work and a lot of time your team lead did not know as nearly as much as their staff

    Advice to Management

    Treat people decent, the staff worked to hard to be treated so poorly.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "entry level eds"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  5. "Typical corporate job."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Senior leadership doesn't care about their employees"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Services Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Services Analyst
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In its heyday, job opportunities were good. Now, so many jobs have been cut that there are very few opportunities.

    Cons

    They've cut some many people that everyone left is overworked, and cannot perform their jobs well due to lack of time. Also, we live in fear of the unrelenting job cuts. This caused lack of motivation and even depression.

    Too many jobs are being shipped overseas in a "best shore" effort. It would be nice if the USA was considered the "best shore" as it was in the past. Our helpdesks, and those we provide for our customer, are based in India, and are little more than a call routing service. They are mockingly referred to as the Helpless Desks. They cannot solve anything more then the most trivial problems. Everything else is referred to second level support, which takes days for resolution.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more, and give them a chance for a personal life. Also, quit cutting pay...costs are increasing and we shouldn't have to struggle to make ends meet.


  9. "EDS, not cutting edge or rapid, but an 'OK' place to work -- a few times around."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to see how enormous accounts are successfully run or even mis-run/mis-managed. You get to see how hard it is to turn an aircraft carrier under way (analogy to the size of the company). People have said EDS is the best 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th job. It makes sense because you find yourself learning and applying what you learned more at other companies, then going to EDS because of what you know, but then your skills get stale and you have to go somewhere else again.

    Cons

    If you like to work in an intellectually challenging environment where each person contributes and then the best solutions are implemented as rapidly as possible, then this isn't the best choice for you. If, on the other hand, you like to be 'staus quo' and do things the way they have always been done, then this might be a good match.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the middle management. In recent times you have forced 20+ year veterans to leave due to a Reduction in Force (RIF) and in place, you have 2 new 10+ year veterans taking their place trying to do the same job. Also give the power to make meaningful decisions back to the lower level managers. Scrutinize their mis-steps, but stand behind them if they keep their business unit operating profitably. Then provide incentives to actually managing customer relationships that are WIN-WIN and don't penalize account 'managers' who are simply order takers and 'yes-men/women'. That frequently turns into a Lose-Lose relationship with the clients.


  10. "Why work for EDS?"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.