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Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • 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 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Worst job in 32 years in IT"

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Was a good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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

  3. "EDS"

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    • 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


  4. "Was a great place to work until economic downfall!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My first big job that I ever had until I had a medical issue. Once I was through with the medical issue I was put on a project which completed successfully.

    Cons

    As soon as I was back with my group after the project I got laid off! I was training a minority and she kept her job. Along with another minority kept his job. My boss and I got laid off!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "failed management"

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

    Pros

    They pick nice people to answer the phone.

    Cons

    Cannot figure out a way to keep us busy until suddenly we are on 50 hour weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that not all great managers come from India


  6. "Stultifying"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Technical Support Representative in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Customer Technical Support Representative in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to solve technical issues.

    Cons

    No career progression. Employees treated as, and referred to as, widgets.


  7. "EDS purchased the smaller company Metaphase."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary schedule. Raises happened on a regular schedule.
    Division meetings kept employees abreast of latest developments.
    Reviews were regular and helpful.

    Cons

    Changes had to go through layers of bureaucracy.
    Layoffs greatly increased workload of those remaining. The number and complexity of projects did not decrease with a smaller workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the needs of employees and shareholders. Make sure that short term financial gains do not hold precedence over long term fiscal health.

  8. "Treat employees like slaves"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    EDS had a way of hiring people with the same kind of personality in which made working there a friendly environment.

    Cons

    Never received credit for your work and a lot of time your team lead did not know as nearly as much as their staff

    Advice to Management

    Treat people decent, the staff worked to hard to be treated so poorly.


  9. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, team work and collaborative spirit

    Cons

    Upper management and lack of strong sales

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Data Entry Cleak"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Early morning work start and lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Would like to have seen management work more with employees.


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