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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. Helpful (1)

    "Typical public software company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the company allowes flexiable hours and working from home, a bid plus if you have small children or other family issues.

    Cons

    they are cheap like everybody else.

    Advice to Management

    appriciate technical peoople, they are the one that bring revenue.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "EDS a great stepping stone Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ability to learn for entry level

    Cons

    pay is not competitive compared to market


  3. "Employees were trained on many system"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees loyality to each other

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Leaders should be more into motivating their employees and make them feel they are actually part of the team.


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  5. "Good & satisfying"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work challenging & satisying ,..did a lot of programming in EDI systems..better opportunity in growth of career,..it helps

    Cons

    not flexible in the worklife..no promotions..not best for reading.not good for learing..it was sold ot HP

    Advice to Management

    good company run better


  6. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst/Programmer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst/Programmer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is stable company with very little work load. So working there is like not working at all and getting salary for free.

    Cons

    There is no growth in term of salary or promotions etc. But rest all is good.

    Advice to Management

    I am not in a position to advice management. they know 100 times more than I do.


  7. "EDS provided the challenges and experiences needed to move forward in my career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Troy, MI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is professional but relaxed, allowing a person to meet the requirements to be successful

    Cons

    There was a lot of turn around in personal at one time, at one point there as not enough and then it was over crowded.

    Advice to Management

    the manager allows the employees to take part in decision-making: therefore everything is agreed by the majority. The communication is extensive in both directions (from employees to leaders and vice-versa). This style can be particularly useful when complex decisions need to be made that require a range of specialist skills: for example, when a new ICT system needs to be put in place, and the upper management of the business is computer-illiterate. From the overall business's point of view, job satisfaction and quality of work will improve. However, the decision-making process is severely slowed down, and the need of a consensus may avoid taking the 'best' decision for the


  8. "It has been a great company to work for but there has been no advancement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    not enough training opportunities

    Cons

    No advancement
    not good enough pay compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Try to groom your employees


  9. "Typical corporate job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Miami, FL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many accounts to with diverse industy backgrounds to get training.

    Cons

    Too top heavey in senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Do more with less.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "High Stress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to learn multiple technologies....

    Cons

    Subjective performance reviews, raises and bonuses were inconsistent across accounts. Pay for performance policy which never worked.

    Advice to Management

    Create a truly objective method for measuring employee performance.


  11. "Was a better place to work "BEFORE" EDS was bought out by HP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Kokomo, IN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility
    In earlier days opportunity for Training

    Cons

    No cost of living
    Lack of training
    More responsibility without being compensated

    Advice to Management

    When HP purchased EDS, company lost focus of people, which EDS always said was their greatest asset. That stop being the focus 5-8 years ago.



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