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Pros
  • Great work life balance was a plus (in 17 reviews)

  • Gained good experience and exposure; met good people; development (in 22 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. Helpful (2)

    "left after 20 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Corporate Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady job and many learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Saw several managers overworked and replaced like going thru a meat grinder.
    Too much attention on so called Leadership training while maintaining an artificial focus on employees by mid-to-upper management. Slow decision making process.

    Advice to Management

    Get real.


  3. "I dont miss it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Network Admin"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Administrative in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Network Administrative in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, personal growth, good towards charities ....

    Cons

    If one uses the open door - retribution is choice - open door depending on personnel / management can back fire on the employee .... Training is lacking ....

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees - There are always two sides of the story -


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Basically OK, but has major room for improvement."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Training, Employee benefits, Corporate Infrastructure.

    Cons

    Departmental political tensions, unreasonable overtime and lack of respect for personal boundaries.

    Advice to Management

    It's not worth discussing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "EDS"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    travel and variety of experience

    Cons

    big behemoth, slow moving, except for projects with larger companies where decisions are made fast.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees


  8. Helpful (2)

    "OK first job out of college"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn the ropes

    Cons

    HR driven management, too many CIOs -- they are like BANK VPs

    Advice to Management

    More focus on quality driven projects


  9. "Working at EDS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Managing Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    People, Plenty of work opportunities,

    Cons

    Company's Management team is too far removed

    Advice to Management

    Know who your contributors are


  11. "Great Supervisors, Flexible Schedules"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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