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Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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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. "EDS WORKPLACE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant FSO in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant FSO in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT place and company to work

    Cons

    Same as with other companies


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent experience at EDS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture that emphasized employee development and opportunities. Excellent opportunities to work at various large companies and gain a lot of experience quickly.

    Cons

    Some of company culture that made it a great place to work was lost with the acquisition by HP.


  3. "My experience at EDS was good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was flex time, pay was decent, and the other employees were great to work with.

    Cons

    Web TV didn't always work, there were layoffs quite often, and jobs went overseas.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "OK first job out of college"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. "Working at EDS"

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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Managing Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    People, Plenty of work opportunities,

    Cons

    Company's Management team is too far removed

    Advice to Management

    Know who your contributors are


  8. "Overtime is always expected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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?


  9. "Great Supervisors, Flexible Schedules"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having full time work with good pay

    Cons

    Not having any reason to move within the company

    Advice to Management

    Please think about upgrading technology in the office


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Information Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Williston, VT
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Williston, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World wide company - opportunities to relocate, transfer, experience various areas within the organization.

    Cons

    Short sighted management. Too much focus on bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees more.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk Coordinator in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Coordinator in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary is competitive, benefits are reasonable. The call center does allow for flexible schedules such as four 10 hour days.

    Cons

    The management of the call center was terrible - you were always presumed to be at fault if anything happened and everyone was always afraid that you would be laid off. It wasn't a pleasant atmosphere to work in always afraid for your job.

    Advice to Management

    Coaching should always be balanced with recognition of when someone does something good as well as being more proactive in creating a good working relationship with the employees. No one should ever fear for their job for one mistake.


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