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"EDS may deliver on its commitments so that clients can deliver on theirs, but falls short on commitment to employees."

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Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Herndon, VA
Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Herndon, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

EDS, an HP company, is very good at communicating with employees. Sure there are complaints that we receive too many corporate newsletters, emails, global broadcasts, etc. In the long run those forms of communication are necessary to keep employees aware of what's happening in a global company with 120,000+ employees. During the recent acquisition of EDS by Hewlett-Packard (August 2008), the senior management of both HP and EDS have been very open and communicative about what was happening. A website portal was launched immediately giving EDS employees an opportunity to delve even further into the ramifications of the acquisition--everything public related to the acquisition was put in a single location (press releases, internal broadcasts, transcripts of speeches, FAQs, email address to ask questions, etc.).

Cons

EDS still embraces the "good ole boy network." It's about who you know and not what you can do. There's very little opportunity for growth and advancement. Investment in employees' professional development is practically unheard of and subject to the whim (and budget) of the managers. Also, the concept of work/life balance at EDS is totally foreign. It's all about the bottom line and doing whatever it takes to get the job done regardless of personal sacrifices. Your job should come first in the eyes of senior management at EDS, with family and health way down on the list.

Advice to Management

At the heart of every great company is the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of its employees. Consideration and investment in your greatest resource--the employees--would be the greatest benefit you could provide to the people who work for EDS.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Data Systems

  1. "It's a good company, but requires patience."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for EDS include stability in employment, and competive benefits with a well developed career path.

    Cons

    The biggest downside to working at EDS is that it is a large company with a substantial amount of slow moving overhead. Burocracy can run rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should spend more ore time looking at the future of the company vs. the overwhelming concern that we are currently seeing on budget cuts. Also, poor communication makes every change appear to be a punishment for poor performance, rather than a necessary business change.


  2. "Good variety of projects and technologies"

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    Current Employee - Consultant Specialist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant Specialist in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    EDS has a wide variety of work with different technologies and projects available for you to work on. In my experience, management has been quite willing to let you transfer to other accounts/positions to gain experience in different areas and grow in your career. A lot of it depends on the management you work for, but I've found the work/life balance to be great.

    Cons

    It has the inherent problems of a big bureaucratic company: some things take forever when they should be quite simple, and some groups find ways to circumvent the bureaucracy to get things done. I wasn't around in the Perot days, but from what I hear, the senior leadership is not what it used to be then.

    Advice to Management

    Yes, keep costs under control, but don't be penny-wise and pound-foolish. Give local managers much greater control and discretion. Work to hire and retain the best and brightest.

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