Electronic Data Systems

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Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated 25 September 2014
Updated 25 September 2014
646 Reviews
3.0
646 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility and Dependability and work from home option (in 18 reviews)

  • Good company and work/life balance (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor senior management & executive leadership during my time at EDS (in 35 reviews)

  • Upper management and lack of strong sales (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

    good company now HP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good salary good benefits package

    Cons

    hard to get increase in salary once started

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant stress about when you would be made redundant

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    Former Employee - Reporting Analyst in Peterlee, England
    Former Employee - Reporting Analyst in Peterlee, England

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    getting paid.being able to pay the bills.

    Cons

    never getting a pay rise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your staff and stop off-shoreing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    EDS

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    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Clapham, London, England
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Clapham, London, England

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best company to work for

    Cons

    Pay benefit is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training is required

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    Good people, poor morale

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    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Preston, North West England, England
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Preston, North West England, England

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, opportunities, career paths and training

    Cons

    Poor compensation & rewards, low morale, poor work ethic from some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving work-life balance for some staff, and improving rewards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very small cog in a very large wheel

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Advisor, Level III in Peterlee, England
    Former Employee - Technical Support Advisor, Level III in Peterlee, England

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Experience to move onto further carreer

    Cons

    More managers than tech support staff. Over-processing every aspect of your daily job.
    Very monotonous and repetative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less delegation and more proactive working with clients and staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good salary and benefits, good online training

    Cons

    restricted budget for onsite training

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bullying, lying, poor pay, useless HR department, not signs of a decent company

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    Current Employee - Deputy Project Manager in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Deputy Project Manager in Derby, England

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can work your way into a position with travel, little responsibility, generous expenses and if you are scheming enough, decent pay. Of course they call this management. If you can stand up at a Town Hall meeting and sound positive, if you can bully people, if you can hide from customers and back them when you do meet them against your own staff, then you just may make it into the Executive. All these attributes are pros for the right person.

    Cons

    If you keep your head down, work hard, you are a dead duck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frankly, crap managers are so engrained, so built into the infrastructure, that the only course is the one you have taken. Compete on price, get the Indians in. All Bulldog and lipstick etc. In the UK, starting with Thomas, then Finnan and onto this bunch, we were cursed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Glad CEO has gone. He ruled through fear and surrounded himself with yes men.

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    Current Employee - Client Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Client Executive in London, England

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cant Think of Any. Possibly travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Uninspired and untrustworthy mangers created a climate of fear over job security. This was particularly true the further up the ladder you progressed. You knew that in a tight spot, the company would not back you up. Savvy customers could get Managers replaced, even fired. Gutless management, because they were all scared for their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate fear culture. Bring back a focus on customer satisfaction. In 5 years I have never been asked for a meaningful review of client satisfaction, but financial reviews happen weekly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Part Fun Part Robotic

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Peterlee, England
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Peterlee, England

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Environment and offices are good. Excellent colleague relationships

    Cons

    Company Structure causes issues and there is no clear direction. Poor pay rises

    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    EDS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture, People, Clients, Prospects, Work life Balance

    Cons

    Things turned during the merger with HP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    relight the EDS spirit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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