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.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Great working environment with friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Too much politics going on within the senior management. Employees are not motivated to contribute to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to encourage employees to become part of the company more.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is Ok

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    java is good tech skill

    Cons

    comm is less than i thought

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Downward spiral starting with "bestshoring" racing to hit bottom after HP takeover

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Ability to work with multiple clients with state of the art computing environments
    Automation of mundane task by tools to free up resources to concentrate on enhancing customer service
    Flexible work agreements (flextime and tele-commuting)
    Paid vacation and ability to take time-in-lieu for (some-billable) OT hours worked

    Cons

    Long hours, with almost no advance notice given for after hours/weekend work, not because of crisis situations (which are part of the job) but due to lack of planning / proper communications by project managers / upper management / client delivery managers
    Deteriorating benefits and pension plan (from free to paid, from DB to DC)
    Very little advancement options unless you are a management fave
    Lack of training on new technologies needed to perform job functions
    Inefficient use of new tools and technologies, which, on the paper, look great, but fail to certain degrees in implementation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to understand that price is not the only important factor when delivering services. The Wal-martization of the IT services industry has already lost the company clients, due to below par support received from some (not all) outsourcing locations outside North America. A global organization to provide around the clock support is a very fine idea, but that shouldn't come at the expense of quality of service and the "I can employ 10 (indians/brazillians/filipinos/<insert favourite offshore location inhabitants du jour> for the price of one US/Canadian employee" mindset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to be Gone

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Spurts of real movement and enthusiasm
    Lot's of great people went through there
    Opportunities to learn and grow
    Was a good first and third job, but, not so sure anymore

    Cons

    Constant executive churn
    No consistent executive leadership
    EDS was never realy able to take advantage of any strategies and it kept changing the organization and their focus
    Way too much spent on internal ratther than on external (market) matters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EDS needs to find its way again. Are you in the services business anymore? If so, which services? Have you given up on consultiing services?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over the years the employee benefits become less and less and the work is becoming less and less interesting.

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    Current Employee - Senior Information Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Information Specialist in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    I cannot really think of a good reason to work for EDS. I seems that everytime you turn around the benfits are reduced (or you have to pay for them). The salary increases are minimum.

    Cons

    Never really sure how long you will be employeed (i..e, Layoffs are always around the corner). There is not of lot of technical work now. Most of the work has beem transfered overseas. So I am currently doing non-technical work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember it is the employees that are billiable and generating the Revenue.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I Love Working for EDS

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Specialist
    Current Employee - Information Specialist

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    I feel that I my salary is excellent. I know I would not get this amount anywhere else.

    Cons

    Time to complete training. We have a lot of online courses we can take, but when we are on billable projects we just don't have enough time to complete courses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no comment at this time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    The current CEO is sending this company down the tubes only to stuff his pockets with cash.

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    Current Employee - Network Architect in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Network Architect in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    At least they pay you... just not very much. Some of us have reasonable work at home options, although Corporate does not seem to want anyone to telecommute anymore.

    Cons

    Very poor salaries and compensation compared to EDS competitors and other IT companies in North America. Management are aware of this deficiency but explain to employees "we should be happy we are employed." Management are only concerned about "The EDS Way", which is apparently to treat employees like unwanted commodities, off-shore what you can and expect the clients to remain happy with lower quality service. EDS off-shores labor to cheaper countries with no plan of action and expects service to remain the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking about your employees and how they affect the success of the company. Consider their potential and what they are worth in a competitive market. And while you are at it, remember that unhappy staff equals unhappy clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grass is greener on the other side.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Electronic Data Systems

    Pros

    Fellow employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Very little movement in the company. All the benefits have steadily eroded and pay raises are rarely more the 2% - 3%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect. CEOs need to stop robbing the company,

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good job profiles and excellent opportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Tester in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Game Tester in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Electronic Data Systems as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun workplace, good profile, interesting work. The game testing division was subsumed by HP completely and therefore improved opportunities for employees.

    Cons

    The work hours were long and there was little chance of advancement. I do not know how it is after the merging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salaries and hire more mid level management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    QA tester

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Coworkers made it easy to work there

    Cons

    Long hours became the norm to complete your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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