Electronic Data Systems
2.7 of 5 601 reviews
www.eds.com Plano, TX 5000+ Employees

Electronic Data Systems Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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51% Approve of the CEO

Electronic Data Systems Chairman and Executive Vice President Joe Eazor

Joe Eazor

(51 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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Good company to work for

Solutions Architect (Former Employee)
London, England

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

Prosgood salary and benefits, good online training

Consrestricted budget for onsite training

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Part Fun Part Robotic

IT Specialist (Former Employee)
Peterlee, England

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

ProsEnvironment and offices are good. Excellent colleague relationships

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

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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EDS

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsCulture, People, Clients, Prospects, Work life Balance

ConsThings turned during the merger with HP

Advice to Senior Managementrelight the EDS spirit

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bunch of Liars

Senior Account Director (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsIf you can get a decent manager, which is rare, you could get good training. The trick is to get a profitable account with good managers, some decent role models. Very few, but they do exist.

ConsLies about raises, bonuses, potential etc. This company is totally without any conscience toward its employees, its customers etc. Jobs are priced for 35 per cent profit, plus at least 10 contingency, travel, training etc. then when the contract is signed, this is all rolled into a stretch profit against which the manager is measured. The employee is in fact short changed, the customer gets little of the quality and training he has paid for and the contract is strictly managed against change control to insure the customer is charged for all changes (contingency). If you do business with EDS, make sure you have a strong contract with penalties. Otherwise, look elsewhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would carefully review all senior managers expenses, invest in a serious internal audit team to assess the actual condition of projects, stop sending work to India where the culture is risk adverse and they will actually walk away if they have issues with delivery. EDS has had some very poor senior management in recent years (especially in Europe) which has now mostly retired on unearned pensions, however, the damage will take years to repair.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Helpdesk (Current Employee)
Lytham, England

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsYou get Paid and good healthcare, 'townhalls' or feedback meetings as normal folks call them are good even if almost everything said has already been announced publicly or leaked to the register.com

ConsUnless you are willed to be assimilated into the band of EDS'ers or are an ex marine the glass ceiling is very low

Advice to Senior ManagementForget about texas you're in the wider world now

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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In an organisation undergoing continuous change it is an art to achieve successful delivery,

Account Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsClose to client
Access to a wide range of specialist resources
Flexibility on the process for managing client engagement

ConsConstant restructuring in an attempt to drive lower costs resulted in delivery inefficiencies and service inconsistency. The impact of these issues was usually felt by project and service teams that worked long hours with little recognition.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe client should be the central focus of all restructuring, especially when leveraged or offshore capabilities undergo change. Strategic change must encompass middle management and allow time for processes to settle or it is too chaotic to be effective.

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Poorly managed with complete lack of vision and drive.

Industry Consultant, Senior (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsAbility to work for a global company and get exposure to some very good brands.

ConsHP does not know how to run a services business so EDS, now Enterprise Services, will languish from lack of proper funding and bright leadership. They will not make investments to innovate and take on market challenges for their clients as they like to sweat the assets they acquire. Because of salary cuts and demotions, the current leadership is focused on preserving their position rather than mentoring and growing their people. As a result, it is a pretty depressing place to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementEither properly invest in the services business or sell it off. That means upgrading all the leadership and making investments to solve market problems for your customers. Start with a clean sheet of paper and organize the business for success not to protect the status quo that you have today. And keep Mark Hurd away from the business. They do not need another accountant mucking about.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Architect (Former Employee)
Telford, England

I worked at Electronic Data Systems

ProsIf you get into a good team with a good manager you will be o.k...but promotions and training is a hit and miss. In the wrong area then favourism is ver much the name of the game!!

ConsLow salaries, less chance of promotion, no recognition when a job is well done.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees and invest in them and stop recruiting monkeys on low salaries to do the job and relying one superhuman to look after 20 incompetent people!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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EDS - plenty of problems but plenty of opportunites and challenges too....

Recruiting Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsFast paced, constant change. The ability to shine in an otherwise mediocre environment. Increasingly good people - Management has really begun to "weed out the dead plants" and so much more is needed. A great place to work if you are entrepreneurial and enjoy the challenges of working in a vaccum, if you can handle complexity and multi reporting lines and can drive for results. the impact and influence you can have is great.

ConsOverall - bureacratic, political, too many places for non-performers to "hide", blame culture. Internal communication is poor and it sometimes feels that senior management do not trust or believe the employees can understand the challenges that are being faced. Greater openess would both be welcome and engender greater loyalty and a willingness to go the extra mile.

Advice to Senior Managementget more involved, get "down in the weeds" sometimes and take a long hard look at what is not working - they will be petrified.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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EDS - A Good Company to Work For

Project Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

ProsLots of variation in opportunities to advance, especially if you are willing to travel.
Plenty of expertise at your fingertips, once you have built up a netwrok of trusted people.

ConsLack of recognition. although peer reviews are annual, there is no real reward for excellent performance. Some poor performers are simoply moved about.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart to provide incentives for excelling in your jib again.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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