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"EDS will get it right."

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Current Employee - Senior Consulting Manager in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Senior Consulting Manager in Detroit, MI
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There is good project work for talented people. EDS supports a broad range of technologies and there is always a willingness to move into new areas. There are some very good people at EDS, not all, but many.

Cons

Too many layers of management. Expenses are controlled by administrative types who have no idea what it's really like to travel on a regular basis. It is a large company, so many of the common complaints apply. Decisions are driven from the top. As a P&L manager, the business is no longer your own. This is a change that's taken place over the last decade as the competition and economy have tightened.

Advice to Management

Fire the CEO. Ron Rittenmeyer has the carisma of a toad. He commands no respect in the industry or the company based on his actions.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Data Systems

  1. "Used to be a great place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Specialist Senior
    Current Employee - Information Specialist Senior
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People and environment . Raise generally were decent and occurred almost every year. Direct management, generally receptive to personal considerations.

    Cons

    Used to be a great place to work until the bench time was cut to zero, and now it's even worse with the HP acquisition - Pension contribution are frozen, pay cuts to everyone of 5%, 401k contributions currently stopped, Tuition reimbursement temporarily? stopped. We will most likely have to go the the HP variable pay structure which may reduce our salaries again.

    Advice to Management

    One of the tenets that used to keep employees happy and doing whatever it takes to get the job done was the people care that EDS had established since the beginning.


  2. "He was brought in for one reason, to spin off EDS."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent people, lots of career choices (finance, legal, HR, technology, sales, etc.), brand recognition, applicability of projects, great internal web sites, strong process set.

    Cons

    process heavy, slow moving, lack of entrepeneurial attitude and ability to execute, too much bureaucracy, a clients mess for less (taking on work no one else wants), re-inventing the wheel from one project to another.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to being more of a family oriented company. Start caring about people. Look hard at talent and consider re-assignment or replacement of sluggish, non-productive workers regardless of billable targets.

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