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"Farewell to an American Institution"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Hopewell, NJ
Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Hopewell, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Some intelligent hard-working people that are fun to work with.

Demand for services from HP/EDS likely to increase as companies continue to out-source.

A lot of potential for the company to do great things once the obliteration o f EDS by HP is completed

Cons

Very disorganized due to absorption of EDS into HP – a lot of conflicting direction coming from different levels in management

for an IT services company their internal IT is terrible

a tendency to “spin” their communications instead of just stating what they mean.

Travel restricted, training dollars non-existent.

A lot of time is wasted on lame training that has no professional value.

Advice to Management

Concentrate on making employees your collaborators instead of current practice of making them adversaries. Employees are not children to be cared for; they are intelligent individuals that understand the business environment and want to succeed.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Data Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "HP is sinking this ship fast and furiously."

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

    Pros

    Life at EDS before HP was acceptable. Managers, for the most part, were flexible with time off and work hours.

    Cons

    Morale is at an all-time low (and this is post Dick Brown years). EDSers all have a target on their forehead. Even though it was mentioned, "EDS will retain its name and operate as an HP Company," that has changed. It is now HP Enterprise Services. All signs of EDS have been stripped from the building. The parking lot seems to get emptier every day. It's depressing.

    Every day at work is just another opportunity to flex that target on our foreheads. I used to think highly of HP but being in their environment and seeing how things are done has really opened my eyes.

    Advice to Management

    I think if HP realized the talent they have in front of them, things would be very different ... instead of capitalizing on this, they are flushing it down the toilet.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Leader of multiple projects with responsibility for delivery of all"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In some pockets or accounts, oppportunities abound. Training is possible online mostly, not generally a technique which works for me.

    Cons

    Continual downsizing has significantly impacted the ability to balance work and family or life in general. In short, unreasonable expectations.

    Advice to Management

    More realistic expectations or employees, as well as timelines. Stop over-promising to customers prior to signing of contracts - involve more knowledgeable folks - and folks with skin in the game of delivery - in the contract negotiations/sales


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