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Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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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 14 reviews)

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  1. "Study"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Clerk/Cashier in Guaynabo, PR
    Current Employee - Sales Clerk/Cashier in Guaynabo, PR

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I think people need to really take a hard and honest look at themselves

    Cons

    I would definitely not do this again if I had the choice.

    Advice to Management

    This is always a tricky question to answer. Basically, the interviewer wants to get a sense of how you deal with conflict when it arises


  2. "Good Company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. WFH option. Good management

    Cons

    Loads of work. Endless deliverable s. No recognition to lower employees.

    Advice to Management

    Ne

  3. "EDS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Contractor in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great works great with folks

    Cons

    Sucks to work harder to job


  4. 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


  5. "Working at EDS"

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    • 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.


  6. "Overtime is always expected"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning library available to expand your skills ...if you ever had any free time.

    Cons

    Excessive overtime is always expected. Deadlines are unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Higher project managers that present resource leveled plans and stop cutting 40% from the timeline but still expecting 110% of the workload to be completed. What happened to work life balance?


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Company wide training"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No problem with training needed to technical exposure

    Cons

    Salary not up to par with market

    Advice to Management

    Change salery structure

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    downsizing is not a great experience


  9. Helpful (2)

    "entry level eds"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Typical public software company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company allowes flexiable hours and working from home, a bid plus if you have small children or other family issues.

    Cons

    they are cheap like everybody else.

    Advice to Management

    appriciate technical peoople, they are the one that bring revenue.


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