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Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated December 7, 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)

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  1. "QA tester"

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers made it easy to work there

    Cons

    Long hours became the norm to complete your job.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance


  2. 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 -


  3. Helpful (2)

    "left after 20 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT Sweatshop"

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

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

    Pros

    The people who stuck it out tried their best of the situation with a company that was swallowed up by HP and downsized anyone from EDS that remained.

    Cons

    No raises, pay cuts, couldn't buy office supplies they were so cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Plan account take overs realistically. You can do it in a few months.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Eat Drink Sleep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    can not think one, Old style Management

    Cons

    sweat house, big believer in the ranking, creates bad working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Recognize hard working employees


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "EDS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Worst job in 32 years in IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Was a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment and opportunity to learn

    Cons

    disorganized and many times buracratic

    Advice to Management

    get organized


  11. "EDS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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



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