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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. "Happy until HP took over"

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    • Senior Management
    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.....


  2. "It has been a great company to work for but there has been no advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    not enough training opportunities

    Cons

    No advancement
    not good enough pay compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Try to groom your employees

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "EDS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EDS is great if there is a family problem and you need assistance. There are many instances where the company has helped a team member through a crisis.

    Cons

    Expectations that family will come second after work. Management has no problem with employees working nights, weekends, etc with no thought of the employees mental or physical health.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and plan better. Unahppy employees do not tend to perform well. Encouragement and appreciation goes a long way.


  6. "Lots of opportunity and lots of stress"

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    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    EDS seem to invest heavily in technology, facilities, structured training and education. There was ample opportunity to move to new roles in the company.

    Cons

    Often you get on a project that was setup for failure and then instead of adding resources to it they seem to just work people on the project to death.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get the dead wood out of the company and look for people that are solid workers and help them have life/work balance.


  7. "LSS Deployment Leader"

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    Former Employee - Manager of Consulting Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Manager of Consulting Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for International Experience was a great plus.

    Cons

    One of the biggest concerns I had working at EDS was the fear of Layoff. EDS was known for doing workforce reductions.

    Advice to Management

    One of the things I would have offered if asked was that the Leaders at EDS try to move leaders slated for layoff into roles they may have had prior experience.

  8. "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.


  9. "Retired 2005 - right time to leave after 23 years with company"

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    Former Employee - Consultant Senior in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant Senior in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Early on great company with ample opportunities and real pay for performance (early 80's).
    Great culture and some really bright and dedicated coworkers
    At time I left it was still a good place to learn business skills and technical skills especially for young first-time entrants to workforce/technology

    Cons

    Started downward spiral during reign of Dick Brown
    Continued into a downward spiral since by continual denigration of management's policy toward employee treatment
    Management totally focused on short term gain at expense of long term viability and employee retention
    Employee morale very poor at time I left (2005) and appears to have gotten even worse after HP acquisition (from friends who still work there - there number is dwindling).

    Advice to Management

    Need to seriously examine core management philosophy in regards to employee treatment. It seems that employees are only considered "cannon fodder" to get the job done with minimal levels of quality for the project at hand. Although management appears to say all the right words, their actions do not support those words.


  10. "EDS not what it once was"

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    Former Employee - Communictions Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Communictions Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was a professional environment with dedication to excellent work and dedicated customer service.
    Pay was relatively competitive. Changes in management too frequent.

    Cons

    HP has changed the game for the worse. Sloppy work in communications. Would not say there's much room for personal growth. You might advance if you're good at ignoring people's needs, quality work and can cut costs and make a profit. Find it a cold, mechanical place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get ready to lose your workforce if economy turns.


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