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  • Gained good experience and exposure; met good people; development (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Good mix"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many good people and we have a lot of fun working together. There are plenty of opportunities to work on complex projects that challenge you and allow you to grow.

    Cons

    Being such a large company, it can take a while to get things done and projects approved. Also, can take a while for a new employee to find their way in such a large organization.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to better identify employees motivations and capabilities. Look to identify the high-performers early and leverage this faster so they don't get lost in the masses, potentially losing them to another company.


  2. "Sr category manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Access for global business projects

    Cons

    Extremely hierarchical and difficult to move across departments

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Standard Consulting business with large projects

    Cons

    Politics and In fighting. many redundant layers, less innovation or adaptation


  4. "Financial Anlaysty"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance was a plus

    Cons

    Pay was not very competitive

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "network engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good pay for this industry

    Cons

    lots of hours for this industry


  6. "Project Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Service delivery does an amazing job supporting the on-site call center with over 25 top clients and hundreds of client services representatives.

    Cons

    it is a 24 hour call center.


  7. "I dont miss it"

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    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

  8. "Great employee culture."

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All of the people I worked with, from upper management to the many customer service reps were very pleasant and fostered a positive and friendly environment to work in. It was enjoyable developing friendships and feeling like a part of the team. Everyone was on board with the team mentality and everyone was open to helping each other out when needed and generally, communication was great.

    Even though this is a large company, I really felt like people and mgmt cared and they were apt in developing a community in and outside of the workplace, which made it very enjoyable and comfortable.

    Cons

    Given it was a help desk center, many furloughs and layoffs were happening around that time, as well as a freeze in bonuses & raises. Fortunately, my job was exempt from these insecurities but of course, there was only so much mgmt could actually do to address concerns regarding simple scheduling and difficulties with workload because of short staffing. Many many layers up the ladder existed so decision making could be limited.

    I had negotiated that I would only work specific shifts upon hire, which they easily promised me but because of eventual short staffing and inability to hire qualified prospects within reasonable time frames, I was forced to work 3rd shifts for several months which heavily impeded on my life and work-life balance. This was eventually the reason I chose to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep continuing to be great to your employees and fostering an enjoyable community. I had no qualms with direct management at that time.


  9. "Layoff whole sap technical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked with GEMS and then later got bought out by EDS, worked on several projects and internal projects. Part of a development team and integrated supply chain management and was successful in go live

    Cons

    Lay of whole technical team in SAP side and even quality side. They recruited more fresh graduates and experienced SAP professionals. The work atmosphere was not as laid back, there was lot of pressure trying to meet deadlines and milestones to achieve a successful go live implementation

    Advice to Management

    Management was all indians from the GEMS side and they didnt have good experience with dealing with close knit clients. I advice them to hire better mgt.


  10. "INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension, room for advancement. Lots of opportunities for formal and informal training.

    Cons

    Bought out by HP, many of the good people were cut, accounts left


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