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"Once a great place."

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Former Employee - No Longer in Rockville, MD
Former Employee - No Longer in Rockville, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

EDS has a great rank and file employees who are dedicated to the job. It had the potential to be a great company.

Cons

EDS management is out of touch with their employees and makes knee jerk reactions in workforce reductions. This often leaves a few "good" employees having to carry much more responsibility than will occupy a 40 hour week. There is no transparency in management and in some cases, no visible management chain. Local management stays isolated in their offices.

Advice to Management

Upper management is seen as greedy and taking everything they can prior to their exit. There is no clear goal to create a great lasting organization where people are proud to work there.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Data Systems

  1. "EDS still a good place to work, in spite of uncertainties from HP buyout."

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    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay for my job (systems design and implementation) is well within the industry average, although those who are well qualified could probably earn more elsewhere in a non-recession economy. The company provides a good work environment, including current technology desktops (notebook PC with up-to-date software), flexible start and stop times, support for working from home long-term, telecommuting when personal needs require it, volunteering in community groups and activities (whether or not the company participates). The broad customer base lowers the risk of major job cutbacks during minor economic slowdowns, and offers the opportunity to work in new industries without leaving the company.

    Cons

    The health plan and other benefits are average. Medical coverage is satisfactory, and probably in line with most other companies. The stock price is still recovering from what Dick Brown did to the company. His massive layoffs and poor re-organization led to a huge drop in our stock price and significant loss of respect and trust among customers. The recent HP buyout is still a big question mark as to the effect on staffing and future business prospects. We've already had large layoffs and more are expected. It's not clear what the criteria are for identifying those to be let go. The severance policy is reasonable, though not stellar.

    Advice to Management

    As with most companies, stop giving large exit packages to senior managers who leave the company. If things are so tough that we have to lose thousands of employees, why should an executive take tens of millions of dollars with him or her simply because they're a senior manager?


  2. "A succession of managers who worked to shut down the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large scale mainframe service bureau environment. At the time there was a diverse mix of different clients and industries with various expectations. This presented an opportunity to become successful in a large shop, something that cannot be gained in a smaller scale environment.

    Cons

    Management turnover every two years. About the time your manager knew you well enough to recommend promotion or provide recognition, he moves on and someone who knows nothing about you comes in. Management discretion mostly amounted to management not doing anything to increase your position or compensation. I had a few good managers but I had some that I had to move to another area to escape. There were some who should not have been managers as well.

    Advice to Management

    I was there when the stock dropped off the edge and never recovered. Someone is practicing deception and someone else is believing them.

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