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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 15 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and flexible work hours. Wonderful adoption assistance program.

    Cons

    Very large company. Difficult to navigate certain processes.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "eventful, enlightning and varied but challenging"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture built by Ross

    Cons

    No longer an independent company, a shame

  3. "Great People...Too Much Overhead"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People... Too Much Overhead

    Cons

    Too Much Overhead - No real experts

    Advice to Management

    Change Approach to Contracting and Client Deployment


  4. "Happy until HP took over"

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home, great boss and team to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of communication by CEO as to what they were doing with the company.....


  5. "Positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Well known brand - now part of HP
    - Good work life balance
    - Good pay (that has changed since HP acquisition)

    Cons

    - Too much red tape within the company
    - Pockets and pockets of ineffective leadership


  6. "Great place to start you technology career!!"

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    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I started this job right out of college and it is perfect for newbies as an introduction into the corporate world.

    Cons

    The job came with on the job training as opposed to being sent off for training. Also, the salary is not very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great and I don't have any real complaints. Communication was excellent and they let you know every step of the way how you were performing.


  7. "Good place to start a career."

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    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a large company with many resources. If you needed answers to a particular issue, you had the reach of the entire organization to help. We had great customers in many different industries.

    Cons

    The size of the company was also the biggest issues. It takes time to initiate change in such a large environment and most of the time decisions were not given enough time to permeate throughout the entire organizations. This resulted in major changes every 6 months or so it seemed.

    Advice to Management

    When making a decisions, stick to it for at least the medium term and not just the short term. Realize that EDS is (was) a large organization and internal results take time to really take root.

  8. "Working at EDS (does not apply to HP - their culture is much different)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - You are generally permitted to do what is necessary to get the job done - good deal of freedom - leaders trust you to be the expert they thought they hired
    - Your decisions are generally supported by management
    - Lots of good and interesting jobs

    So far, I have had several excellent roles that I have enjoyed - more than at my previous employer

    Cons

    - Lots of uncertainty in continued employment due to acquisition - it is unsettling
    - More than one person has claimed my work as their work (coworkers) and didn't feel any shame in doing so - too bad for you is the attitude
    - Leaders are so busy they often don't have time to focus on important details until they have missed the window of opportunity to make an impact

    Advice to Management

    Continue to point out where EDS brings value to the HP acquisition


  9. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Arlington, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Management seemed to be competent. They had an involved review process and really worked with employees to provide new opportunities. Individual feedback was great.

    Cons

    The long involved review process was sometimes tedious. There always seemed to be a push to move into the IT side of the business.

    Advice to Management

    EDS is a nice place to work. I enjoyed my time there.


  10. "Now is the time to listen, not just issue decisions"

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Professional in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Support Professional in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being with HP opens up a world of opportunities, with new business sectors and job types available. HP's increased diversity with the addition of EDS makes HP a stronger contender against IBM and Dell.

    Cons

    At the moment HP-EDS employees are working under a dark cloud due to the constant drumbeat of hints, statements, and rumors of layoffs. One never knows if next Monday will be another Black Monday. It's maddening to see EDS targeted as the focus of yet another round of layoffs, almost in the same breath with statements that EDS' strong performance helped HP offset poor results in its other business units.

    Advice to Management

    Please show a commitment to listening to the people, often touted as "our greatest asset." But right now it seems as though upper management is in its castle issuing dire edicts rather than listening. Now is the time to find out what the company's people are dealing with and the obstacles they're finding to better results.


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