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"EDS she ain't what she used to be"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Service Delivery Executive in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Service Delivery Executive in Plano, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Former industry leader but will soon disappear within the HP empire

Cons

lack of security considering ongoing layoffs both before and after the HP acquisition

Advice to Management

reestablish the balance between work and person live by not asking people to work overtime without recognition

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Data Systems

  1. "Get the experience and knowledge you want and then leave for a better company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    With over 20 years with EDS, I can honestly say that the ability to manage your own career, make connections with other people and ability to move to new areas is great. You can go from a finance job to an HR job to a Consulting job and into an IT job based on your performance and ability to get the job done. Once you are in the door, the opportunities to move to new work at least every 18 months allows you to build your skills and knowledge.

    Cons

    They will eat you up and spit you out with out a second glance. All that hard work and effort does not create any type of loyalty to you as an employee. There may be a formal career development process, but leadership is non-existent in the support of it.

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to put out their best work, you have to treat them fairly and reward them with intrinsic rewards, not just the extrinsic rewards.


  2. "EDS - it was fun while it lasted."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its global presence and penetration into nearly all industries provides exposure to many different things. Coordination across multiple geographic areas can be challenging, but it is also a rewarding experience. In addition, while it may not rank at the top of the pack, EDS does provide adequate health care plans, as well as 401K options.

    Cons

    EDS seems to have lost its sense of direction, and now must merge with HP, causing more confusion. In addition, the constant emphasis on cost cutting has had a direct impact on training and participation in industry or job related activities. As a result, employee morale often suffers, particularly when the emphasis on cost results in the arbitrary termination of a large percentage of the work force.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not fungible... you can't just buy experience and expertise.

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