Electronic Data Systems - Socially irresponsible. The off-shoring tactics of EDS are helping this recession turn into a possible depression. | Glassdoor
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"Socially irresponsible. The off-shoring tactics of EDS are helping this recession turn into a possible depression."

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Peers are solid. Pretty much every person I worked with was very professional and knowledgeable. The benefts started out as OK and slowly got worse over time (like every other company probably). Really the only reason to work for EDS is for a paycheck.

Cons

There is no future at this place. They have massive layoffs constantly and are off-shoring everything under the sun. Basically they are draining money right of the United States into foreign countries. There were many things they could have done to protect their employees even with the off-shoring but they chose to do none of the. I believe the upper managers the lowest quality leaders and the middle management just as bad. The bottom managers are decent leaders but many of them are clueless. I was unable to tell how some of them had their jobs but they still did. I'm guessing because of the poor middle management decision making.

Advice to Management

Like a single one will read this lol. You might want to try being a little more socially responsible. My entire team got laid off after training some off-shore guys to take over our jobs. We did an excellent job for EDS and our reward was a zero notice pink slip. The term you use for off shoring (Best shore) is extremely insulting to the U.S. personnel so you may want to take another look at that one. There are plenty of strategies you can use to reward your better performing employees and still off-shore your labor.

Again though. Not a single one of them will even read this let alone take any of it to heart.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Data Systems

  1. "EDS is an ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One can take the opportunity to do independent training that can be used to advance to other opportunities. If you like to travel there are many opportunities within the organization.

    Cons

    they are best-shoring many jobs and asking the 'replaced' person to train them.

    Advice to Management

    More communication is needed. There are too many management layers within the company


  2. "What happened to 'People Make a Difference'?"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at EDS allows the employee to get comprehensive exposure to working with systems, processes, people and deadlines. It is often said that EDS is great place to start your career, but in order to catch up to the industry pay scale, you need to leave the company and come back again. For employees that stayed with the company for their entire career, you will find low salaries. Most long time employees stayed for job security and because they enjoyed the work they were doing. With the recent buyout of EDS by HP, job security is GONE. It will be interesting to see what comes of a once great company.

    Cons

    The hours at EDS can be long, the compensation for work done above and beyond minimal and the job security non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Return to the philosophy 'People Make a Difference'. What happened - HP?


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