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Steer Clear of EDS

 
#1 Steer Clear of EDS
15/08/2008 16:46

Seb

Just a bit of realistic, non-cynical advice to you all - steer clear of the EDS graduate programme.

I was successful at the final recruitment stage way back in February and they still haven't found me a place. I tried to be patient but after six months it seems that the whole scheme was just a waste of time, effort and hope.

Furthermore, EDS is still advertising for grad positions which is outrageous since they must have a backlog of unplaced candidates that they'll never be able to sort through.

Furthermore the recruitment personnel have generally been impossible to contact, disorganised and incapable of answering simple questions. I have never been so disappointed with an employer before and urge the rest of you to spread the word and avoid EDS.

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#2 RE: Steer Clear of EDS
15/08/2008 18:33

one of the unlucky ones to Seb (#1)

Hey, don't complain. The graduates who successfully pass recruitment but never find a place are better off than those poor souls who actually get a role. Count yourself lucky you've escaped the dead-end that is life at EDS.

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#3 RE: Steer Clear of EDS
15/08/2008 18:52

Anon to one of the unlucky ones (#2)

I have the greatest sympathy for you - I was in a similar situation with EDS 5 years ago. I passed the graduate selection process in February and 4 days before I was due to start a role on their scheme in August I received a letter telling me they had withdrawn all graduate intake for the year. Of course, I had missed all other graduate schemes and had to wait a year to reapply (I did manage to get a place at a tier 1 firm). EDS are an absolute disgrace and should be barred from having any involvement in graduate recruitment.

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#4 RE: Steer Clear of EDS
23/08/2008 20:47

Christine to Anon (#3)

all, I'm shocked to read about your experience. I am an EDS Consultant, and have 2 graduates in my team. They are very bright people and bring exceptional value to our project. EDS is a great place to start your (IT) Consulting career, and I would definitely recommend it.

If any of you would like to provide their name and the EDS recruiter they have been speaking to, I will try to find out where your application is.

There are exciting times ahead, if the proposed merger with HP goes ahead - this would create an IT services firm with 300'000 plus people and substantial capabilities.

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#5 RE: Steer Clear of EDS
23/08/2008 21:32

anon to Christine (#4)

- and around 100k plus redundancies

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#6 RE: Steer Clear of EDS
26/08/2008 10:52

EDSer to anon (#5)

Nonsense, majority of HP staff are not in IT services, they are in IT products, that is why they are buying EDS. I estimate no more than 200K IT services people in the combined organisation, still huge but 100K short of your statement. Before redundancies of course.

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