"Where's all their bloody money going? Burn 5.6 BILLION to make a profit of 130 million..."
I was once asked to attend a fairly highish EDS managers meeting in the UK (there was no other tech guy available so I ain't nowt special). The talk consisted about expenses, SAP codes, hotels, how to claim all the travel miles, where to eat, what to eat.....get the message.
The meet lasted 2 days, the first day we attended, everything (and I mean everything) could have beed resolved within a 1 hour teleconference. The second day only lasted 3 hours before everyone had to fly back to Germany, Switzerland, Belguim and one from USA.
The cost of this small meeting was enormous - the output could have been resolved easily by telephone and email. This was I believe a typical day in many EDS centres.
I could also go on about EDS software that nobody wants or uses, the huge number of middle managers, the cost of contractors that were employed at my account because the managers didn't want to train anyone to do the job that many on the account would have done for a little increase in wages. The constant turn over of staff...ie train them up and then see them leave for a job at macDonalds for better wages!!!
Oh I could go on....and on....I am now an Ex EDS staff ;-)