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Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated November 17, 2016
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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. "Run! Run as fast you can!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company offer to employee free lunch ounces every two month. but people are to busy that they do not have time to enjoyed.

    Cons

    They hire good people and then put them against each other.

    Advice to Management

    You need to work in company culture or people will leave!


  2. "Terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The worst - I have nothing good to say about this company

    Cons

    They hire good people and then put them against each other.

    Advice to Management

    Company culture needs complete overhaul


  3. "Subject Matter expert / Business analst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hen in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Hen in Miramar, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with highly qualified professionals and contribute significantly. Worked in the development of crucial airline applications that are helping the airline to use computer. systems efficiently.

    Cons

    The development center was not in the company headquarter and hence there was no growth opportunity. .

    Advice to Management

    The company should provide equal opportunity to employees who are working at places other than headquarter. Please provide opportunities to employees. Do not make false promises and senior management should be told to groom talent and not not just take care of buddies.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Worst job in 32 years in IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Initial training programs for new graduates
    - Was once a great company
    - Was once full of good people
    - Was once led by Ross Perot

    Cons

    - Work harder than ever for the worst raises that are scheduled to be late every year so you only get 4 increases every 5 years at best.
    - Has been a sinking ship for 30 years.
    - Old school management that gets the worst out of people by making them despise their employer.
    - Unethical practices made it an embarrassment to admit who signed my checks.
    - What you do means nothing, who you know means everything.

    Advice to Management

    - People are not cogs.
    - People have lives outside of work.


  6. "Overtime is always expected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    "The most miserable experience of my life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very reasonable

    Cons

    This place is literally modern-day slavery on American soil. The culture and business model appears to be to bring in labor from off-shore and work people to death under threat of deportation. At one point, my whole team was made to stay until 9:30pm for an upcoming "meeting", at which time we were corralled into a room and told our project was behind and we were all going to start working 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is one example of many instances of mistreatment, and the project was mismanaged terribly. Upon quitting, I was not paid for my last several days of work. This culture started before EDS bought out Saber Corp and continued uninterrupted, but hopefully one day EDS will recognize the issues and clean this place up.

    Advice to Management

    In a completely anonymous survey, ask your employees for feedback so that you can begin to understand what is going on in your company.


  8. "Do Not Work Here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Information Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - The people there are very nice.

    Cons

    - Very poor work life balance
    - Doing 5 people's jobs when only getting paid for one
    - Did not train at all when you are first hired or after.
    - No employee orientation when you are first hired.
    - No opportunity for career advancement and growth.
    - Work overtime a lot on nights and weekends.
    - Very stressful work enviornment.
    - Paychecks kept decreasing.
    - They shove something at you to complete when you are not trained at all on the subject.
    - They fire people for no reason at all. I have seen it happen to a few people that I worked with.

    Advice to Management

    Look at my cons and improve on all of them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Data analysis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big organization provides options to move around locations

    Cons

    They prefer contractors to bring cost down. Contractors mostly underperform and get away with it

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on value to clients not just on cost cutting


  10. "Frustrating advancement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers that help you when needed and understand and help with your frustration at work. Service juggernaut that had large accounts which meant there was plenty of work.

    Cons

    Frustrating compensation and promotion hurdles. Plenty of work meant that you were doing more than plenty of work. Work life balancing act was difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your people managers and whether they use nepotism in picking and choosing employees for promotions and opportunities.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful and stagnant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Systems in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were always the redeeming feature of the account. There were a few duds but many were extremely sharp, and willing to help coworkers learn.

    Cons

    Same gripes as every other EDS account on the planet: below market pay, massive amounts of unpaid overtime, no training or tuition reimbursement, no time for learning or keeping technical skills current due to understaffing and excessive workloads, miserly raises and bonuses, lots of earned vacation and manager-mandated vacation freezes, and the constant threat of losing your job whenever EDS thinks it's cheaper to cut workers than reduce executive bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    None, these are longstanding problems for EDS and HP both and the execs would have resolved them long ago if they considered these half as important as stock prices.


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