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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "HP merger is killing EDS"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    my immediate group management is great
    part of an actual team that works well together
    great customer

    Cons

    upper management is self-serving and clueless when it comes to caring for the people that actually do the work and are the true assets of the company.
    The bottom line rules regardless of the longterm ramifications

    Advice to Management

    care for your people!!!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lost Focus"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can sit around and still get paid.

    Cons

    The company has lost focus and can't setup a path regarding its core business. There is no innovation in the company and there is no culture left for it.

    Advice to Management

    They need to close the business and management gap.

  3. "Not so happy place!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Super technical environment, great knowledge amoung your co-workers.

    Cons

    You have to beg for a raise, or bonus. Bully management philosophy, transitioned from another employer and every thing that they promised to get the account went out the window once we where hired. Its a take it or leave it bully management style.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees!


  4. "Run dont walk"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst/Programmer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Analyst/Programmer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of free time to screw around since noone cares.
    If you like to work from home your pretty much forced too since they are too cheap for any offices

    Cons

    just about everything that makes a copnay bad, HP/EDS has it
    If you like Indians you will have the opportunity to meet many and your future replacement

    Advice to Management

    A cardboard box could do a better job than just about any so 'manager' . Grow a backbone and
    at least pretend you give a shiiat


  5. Helpful (1)

    "EDS had a plan to improve performance and increase their market share. The acquisition by HP has changed the plan."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers and associates are knowledgeable and dedicate themselves to their clients. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many internal processes that increase overhead costs to the customer and EDS. Corporate "empire" structures.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, they are your most important resource. They contribute to the success of EDS and the client.


  6. "they don't care about you, they care about the client only"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer
    Current Employee - Security Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    rewarding working with clients
    company won't go away or fail (because they lay people off all the time)

    Cons

    its all about shareholder value
    NO one cares about the workers or the accounts.
    They only care about the clients, but the screw the clients and over bill them all the time

    Advice to Management

    The company has made no effort to show they want to keep valuable employees. Pay for performance doesn't exist. Projects will continue to fail as no one cares about what goes on at the account level. And oh yeah yeah have fun trying to convince the clients they are getting what they paid for.


  7. "Suck up to the boss and survive"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent work life balance. Most people dont work so they know that their other jobs or life is more imp than this job.

    Cons

    * Pathetic management. Bosses know how to suckup to their bosses and they expect it from employees. No merit. No consideration for skills, experience and knowledge. Very old school and rigid reporting structure.
    * Employees are incompetent, stuck on to old technology, dont share and dont want to share as they fear job security.
    * Management makes it worse by laying off their best people. And outsourcing jobs.
    * I have seen many career empoyees who daily come to office or work from their homes on the same deadend projects somehow. Hats off to their suckability.
    * bottom line..useless company

    Advice to Management

    U have no hope.

  8. "EDS as a employer leaves much to be desired."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility with time off and sick leave.

    Cons

    Size of the company - hit and miss on salaries - lack of career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Even though the economy is bad, IT is still strong and shouldn't be treated exactly the same as many other companies.


  9. "Senior Infrastructure Specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home 2 day's a weeks.

    Cons

    80hr work weeks, No leadership at the account levels. No raises in 3 years. Pay cuts and layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Take some off your executive bonuses and reward the people left. They are your biggest EDS fans and are busting their butts to make it through these tough times. Its time to downsize the account executives, You are paying these guys way to much money when the account managers do all the work and would suffice. Also take a look at the administrative positions. You can afford to let anymore technical people go with out seeing it hit your account profit margins.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Objective one = Low Cost Provider. Objective Two = provide the minimal quality level to get by."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Leader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get some basic experience for a resume

    Cons

    For those assimilated by the EDS Borg via outsourcing, the experience is miserable. You are quickly told that quality is second to providing "service" at the lowest cost possible. They underbid contracts to get the deal, then work the employees to death at minimal compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect your employees. Have some prode in your deloverables and look beyond the $$.


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