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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. 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


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "Very fulfilling, great teamwork, recognition, development, customer service, education, growth, benefits, salary/wage."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to technical resources & references. Great teamwork, fellowship & support for each other. Great professional development. Great training opportunities. Great benefits - medical, dental, vision, 401K, stock plan, pension plan. Great growth opportunities. Great rewards - bonuses, raises, promotions, recognition, dinners, awards, prizes & other perks. Great review process. Great integrity, values, diversity & employee value & respect. Exclusive onsite support at a corporate account is a great environment. Don't need a degree to work there (opportunity for good, smart people to excel).

    Cons

    People working on salary remotely from home may work 80 hours/week and the work schedule may be devastating to whatever time is left: Meetings all day (9-6), every couple of hours, prepare for server changes all evening (7-9pm), work all night making server changes or waiting in queues for your turn and complete paperwork (9pm-7am), plus emergency on-call rotation, no time to take training or train yourself. The few hours you have left are to grab a bite, catch a z, run to store & try to see your wife & kids. I wouldn't recommend remote support from home unless it's paid hourly.

    Advice to Management

    Build your company around your employees and train, train, train. Don't lay people off.


  7. "Fabulous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and Dependability and work from home option.

    Cons

    Time sheet organization and bucketing system is really bad


  8. "Once you have mastered your new skill set, go and work in another place to be compensated fairly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place for getting training for new skill set

    Cons

    Compensation for your skill set is inadequate

    Advice to Management

    Be open to employees regarding how much of bonus is allocated to each business group, employees on the floor usually hear of bonuses but they do not actually get any.


  9. "Early days of growth and opportunity have waned"

    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
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities span the full range of the IT spectrum, from mainframe to embedded systems

    Cons

    Multiple work force reductions have demoralized the work force

    Advice to Management

    Bring stability to the work force


  10. "Happy until HP took over"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home, great boss and team to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of communication by CEO as to what they were doing with the company.....


  11. Helpful (2)

    "The most miserable experience of my life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very reasonable

    Cons

    This place is literally modern-day slavery on American soil. The culture and business model appears to be to bring in labor from off-shore and work people to death under threat of deportation. At one point, my whole team was made to stay until 9:30pm for an upcoming "meeting", at which time we were corralled into a room and told our project was behind and we were all going to start working 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is one example of many instances of mistreatment, and the project was mismanaged terribly. Upon quitting, I was not paid for my last several days of work. This culture started before EDS bought out Saber Corp and continued uninterrupted, but hopefully one day EDS will recognize the issues and clean this place up.

    Advice to Management

    In a completely anonymous survey, ask your employees for feedback so that you can begin to understand what is going on in your company.



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