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Electronic Data Systems Dallas Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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  1. "EDS - great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company invented the IT Industry. Ross Perot founded EDS and the IT Industry back in 1962. EDS was the IT leader until they were acquired by HP in 2008.

    Cons

    EDS allowed HP to acquire them, and then HP proceeded to disassemble the EDS culture.

    Advice to Management

    Should have never allowed HP to purchase.


  2. "Word Processing Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Technology Trainer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technology Trainer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work.

    Cons

    It required too much overtime.

    Advice to Management

    hire more people

  3. Helpful (2)

    "left after 20 years"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    training program
    outstanding employees
    worked on customer based IT solutions
    pay and benefits

    Cons

    project deadlines (long hours)
    bad corp decisions in later years
    EDS was a very good company to work for in the 80s and 90s. Not as much in the 00s. Therefore, I left to pursue a better opportunity.


  4. "Working at EDS"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee oriented in the early days of strong CEO's. Opportunities to grow were boundless.

    Cons

    Company CEO's changed and profit pressure increased.


  5. "Great Supervisors, Flexible Schedules"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having full time work with good pay

    Cons

    Not having any reason to move within the company

    Advice to Management

    Please think about upgrading technology in the office


  6. "great culture"

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    Former Employee - Fellow in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Fellow in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    EDS had one of the best cultures during my tenture. There was always lots of opportunity for career growth and learning.

    Cons

    EDS started to lose it way - starting with Dick Brown - as it brought in too many outsiders to lead the company. They lacked vision and leadership in an industry that Ross Perot invented.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead, and reinvent the business/industry!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Working at EDS was one of the best experiences of my professional career"

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    Former Employee - Client Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Client Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    EDS delivered great products and supported its employees through training and opportunity.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Good luck

  8. "EDS is for professionals who strive to provide excellent service. Company treats employees fairly."

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

    Pros

    The EDS culture allows individuals to respect their work and personal lives. The company stands by people who are committed and provides excellent career path and compensation. A lot of top managers are technical enough to understand the job that needed to be done.

    Cons

    Some top managements weren't as qualified. There was also some amount of communication breakdown especially when there was a transition (merging, separating, buying, selling of accounts and human resources) but that's understandable.

    Advice to Management

    Leaderships at EDS should try to acquire the MBA degree. A lot of them are technical but may lack in leadership skills.


  9. "Plenty of reasons to work for EDS"

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    Current Employee - Senior Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EDS is a large corporation which provides stability and plenty of career opportunities. If you are inclined it can be easy to move within the company, to experience different job roles and to advance your career. For IT professionals the merger with HP can be expected to provide plenty of new career opportunities within HP.
    Salary and compensation have always been reasonable.

    Cons

    The current merger with HP is expected to result in layoffs for US based staff. However it is expected that the merger with HP will also include plenty of opportunities for EDS staff to transfer to other roles within HP if they desire.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to diversify to other revenue sources.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "EDS: Opportunity and Flexibility for anyone willing to put in a little work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Changing jobs after hire (parallel moves) - If you can prove you can do the job, they'll give it to you. How you got the skills isn't important.
    At managers option, work arrangments can be very flexible. Getting the work done and meeting deadlines is more important than what time I arrived in the morning, or even where I was when I did the work.

    Cons

    It's big. A lot of jobs are getting moved overseas. The pending merger with HP could be interesting.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks, for providing a company where someone could come in to a telecommunications position that was so entry level, it didn't require any training, and work their way up to become a successful and respected designer in only 5 years. It's great having a job where I don't count the days until Friday and don't get depressed on Sunday evening. Of course I'm a graphic designer. Getting paid to draw pictures (even if it's just an org chart) is a very fun way to make a living.


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