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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Every day it gets worse"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues, good job-related information sources and systems, freedom to work from home, professional atmosphere, reasonable and personable team and division management.

    Cons

    Upper management (HP's leaders) utterly focused on numbers and clueless regarding people care or corporate culture. They are presiding over a low-morale bureaucracy of their own making. I have zero trust in HP's leaders and the top EDS leader who reports to them.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at what you're doing to your people and what that will do to the company's long-term success. It's not a pretty picture.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "EDS was my nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For a while, it was OK - after Dick Brown and before Rittenmeyer sold out to HP.

    Cons

    forced bell curves, must be x number of poor performers. Even if there aren't. Stopped giving raises. Cut pay.

    Advice to Management

    fess up to your customers that you are inept and get out of the way.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Every Day Sucks"

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a whole lot of good things to say, that is why i'm out here reading reviews to get a new job

    Cons

    bad managers who will keep their foot on your head to stay a float as the work force reductions happen.

    Advice to Management

    no real advice for them. I'm not a huge fan of the management so I guess I would tell them to listen to open their eyes


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service jobs"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Support
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly average benefits package. There was an effort to catalog best practices across multiple (sometimes hundreds) of clients world wide.

    Cons

    If you are IT management degreed you'll find a place to evolve potentially. If you have no management experience don't consider EDS as a place you'll get it. Terrible dissemination of information to employees for an 'information technology' company.

    Advice to Management

    People are your biggest expense but also your biggest asset. Treat them as an asset instead of as a cost/benefit and you will prosper


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Joe Eazor wake up and smell the coffee."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Management in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Management in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work from home
    new hp laptop

    Cons

    Pay cut for doing a good job
    having to help cluess Staff from argentina
    having a unix staff that is so understaffed it not funny
    Argentina staff (need I say more)
    a CEO that has no clue of running an IT company gee why did you buy one?
    A CEO that makes millions but is requiring staff around the workd to take paycutts ro else.
    A CEO named Mark Hurd
    A general manger named Joe Eazor neew I am say more?

    Advice to Management

    Joe Eazor please please wake up. When was the last time you spoke
    with someone on your staff, one that does real work and not one that brown noses up to you?


  6. "EDS thinks more about bottom line than employees!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Their salaries were very competitive and probably higher than other employers. They encouraged learning among employees (cross training).

    Cons

    The fringe benefits were pathetic. You could get better health benefits on your own. The management was only concerned about making their manager's happy. Training was terrible and almost non-existant. The computer hardware they bought was old and compared to other contracts was sub-par.

    Advice to Management

    Success is nurtured at the bottom. If your people on the front lines are not happy you end result will be discontent and anarchy. If you only expect your management to make their senior management happy, that will happen at the demise of the company.


  7. "It is a clique"

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    Former Employee - Information Architect in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Information Architect in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They do have some good opportunities to learning new technologies and skills. Requesting days off were very easily accommodated. Benefits were pretty standard.

    Cons

    Very poor management and supervision. It reminds me of the cliques that were in high school. If you are not in the clique then you are outside. Personally witnessed several cases of favoritism and others claiming credit for work they did not perform. Supervision does not listen well to their employees in several cases I have witnessed.

    Advice to Management

    Management and superivision needs to take a strong look at how they conduct themselves. They should not show favoritism and they should listen to their employees. They need to remove the cliques that are rampant.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "EDS where the customer does not come first."

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    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at EDS is better than Welfare.

    Cons

    Layoffs every quarter (literally) In the past 7 years that I have worked for EDS ther have been 24 layoffs. If your called back you have to take a 35% paycut if you accept. US Jobs are moving to Argentina and India as fast as possible. EDS contines to cut services to their customers who are paying for services because they do not have the manpower due to constant layoffs. Health benefits continue to deteriorate. Where we used to have a copay now there is a $1000.00 deductable to satisfy before the company pays anything. Its hard to take pride in your work anymore. You have to just get it done, no time to double check anything because there is so much work to do, just get it done and move on to the next issue.

    Advice to Management

    I would be interested to know what Senior Management thinks is the reason more and more customers are suing EDS. They need to start caring about the customer and not only the bottom line.


  9. "Used to be a great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with opportunities around the globe. If you're willing to take chances and travel for work, there's no limit to what you can accomplish. There is a strong network of support teams who are always available for consultation. There is a solid pipeline of work as new business is sold at a fast pace. Unfortunately, no one feels very confident that the pipeline will last as senior leadership decisions will be felt down the road.

    Cons

    Recently taken over by HP. Horrible senior leadership team who are each lining their pockets at the expense of the rank-and-file, and the long-term health of the company. Middle management appears to be frozen in fear as entire departments are eliminated. Extremely low morale throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    They aren't open to advice. They clearly have a plan to gut the company to improve the short-term financial outlook. They will all be long gone when the long-term impact of their decisions is felt by the company.


  10. "The company professes it is working to retain the best. NOT TRUE"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist ( I'm Actually A Computer Programmer)
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist ( I'm Actually A Computer Programmer)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paycheck, love of the actual work, regardless of the management...

    Cons

    People are now forced to do work below their worth and abilities due to all of the senseless layoffs and the need to back fill. The ever hanging black cloud of random senseless layoffs, especially for those of us that make more money than the new management being brought in. EDS appears to be content with mediocre vs "cream of the crop".

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying people off based on information provided in a spread sheet. Seriously look at the needs and the resources needed to fulfill those and future needs. Be respectful of the clients and the investors and start putting some intelligence into workforce decisions.


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