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Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Gained good experience and exposure; met good people; development (in 22 reviews)

  • Many opportunities to work with new technologies, and to move around within the company (in 13 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. "Incompetent management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Flint, MI

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

    Pros

    In the early years, EDS was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Things started to go south when the company was spu off from GM. Local management was awful.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Take care of your employees.


  2. "Good Company overall to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    They believe in an open door policy. Employees are allowed to express themselves to at least 2 higher level of Management without ever worring that what ever you discuss will not be used against you.

    Cons

    Management? It can be a bumppy road. I've had great leader's, and then well I often wonder how did some of the leader's ever get into Management?

    Advice to Management

    For being a Company that strongly talks about pay for performance, it's not fair to employees who busts thier butt's and gives thier all 7/24 and yet they are told when there performance reviews are done, that they still need to improve in other area's and then are required to sign off on them knowing they will not see additional funding in thier pay check. 24 to 36 months is to long between any type of cash increase.


  3. "Great People...Too Much Overhead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People... Too Much Overhead

    Cons

    Too Much Overhead - No real experts

    Advice to Management

    Change Approach to Contracting and Client Deployment


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  5. "great culture"

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

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

    Pros

    EDS had one of the best cultures during my tenture. There was always lots of opportunity for career growth and learning.

    Cons

    EDS started to lose it way - starting with Dick Brown - as it brought in too many outsiders to lead the company. They lacked vision and leadership in an industry that Ross Perot invented.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead, and reinvent the business/industry!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Working at EDS was one of the best experiences of my professional career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Client Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    EDS delivered great products and supported its employees through training and opportunity.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  7. "Stop being Pimp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sevicer Deliver Manager in Beaufort, SC
    Former Employee - Sevicer Deliver Manager in Beaufort, SC

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Lots of long hours and hard work

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing CEO's to pimp the company and take millions in benefits and leaving employee with out a job.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "entry level eds"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    employees treated fairly well overall. Good training was provided.

    Cons

    very slow wage growth and advancement chances.


  9. 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.


  10. 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


  11. "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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