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"Stressful and stagnant"

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Former Employee - Systems in Madison, WI
Former Employee - Systems in Madison, WI
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Coworkers were always the redeeming feature of the account. There were a few duds but many were extremely sharp, and willing to help coworkers learn.

Cons

Same gripes as every other EDS account on the planet: below market pay, massive amounts of unpaid overtime, no training or tuition reimbursement, no time for learning or keeping technical skills current due to understaffing and excessive workloads, miserly raises and bonuses, lots of earned vacation and manager-mandated vacation freezes, and the constant threat of losing your job whenever EDS thinks it's cheaper to cut workers than reduce executive bonuses.

Advice to Management

None, these are longstanding problems for EDS and HP both and the execs would have resolved them long ago if they considered these half as important as stock prices.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Data Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of layoffs, more hours to cover people laid off, pay cuts or raise freeze"

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    Current Employee - Information Associate in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Information Associate in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to get experience

    Cons

    raise freeze for about 2 years.
    promotion freeze.
    Now as part of HP: No more pension,lower 401k contribution, pay cuts, higher out of pocket for worse health plan options. Told under HP raises are not as common and bonuses are more common. Not good since we know who is getting the big bonuses.

    Advice to Management

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "HP Has Gutted What Remains of EDS"

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    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, boss is decent a long time EDS'er and thinks well of the team's work. Challenging assignments and local efforts to boost ultra-low morale without providing more benefits or raises.

    Cons

    Since the HP take-over, no hot water in bathrooms, counting light bulbs in work areas to see which can be turned off, hit and miss with cleaning services and floors are dirty. Most experienced workers are jumping ship for more stable and better pay. Pay cut after take-over yet we still receive e-mailed advertisements from HP to buy hardware from them that we can no longer afford, due to the mandatory pay cuts and raise freezes, how demoralizing. Workers that are laid-off or leave are not replaced and the work is redistributed. 24 X 7 on call availability is still required with less pay and benefits. At least those that are left still have a job...for now.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the people who work for you are your bread and butter. Treat them right and your customers will be happy, treat them wrong and your customers, and your business will suffer. Do not use short-sighted cost cutting measures to satisfy the stock-holders on the short term, but will ruin your business in the long term. Employees see the glaring compensation gaps between those in the trenches and upper management even more.

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