Computer Sciences Corp

  www.csc.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Computer Sciences Corp Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
2,606 Reviews

2.7
2,606 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Computer Sciences Corp President & CEO Mike Lawrie
Mike Lawrie
759 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I have been enjoying work-life balance for some time; but not sure how long I can continue this (in 243 reviews)

  • The opportunity to work from home "IF" it was written in the initial contract (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance advertised as being important when in reality it should be work (in 40 reviews)

  • Very bad senior management, dont even have ethics or know to speak proper English (in 84 reviews)

More Highlights

330 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Imploding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX

    Pros

    There use to be a lot of opportunities to grow. There is always enough work since they staff to a bare minimum. If you can pull the time then you will be recognized.

    Cons

    Executive Management is following a cookbook which will be a disaster, Making their bonus on the backs of employees with reduced pay, benefits, pension and vacation. Moving more and more offshore without a true plan. No real product or offerings . What products CSC has have been underfunded and offerings are all vapor ware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your employees as a valued resource instead of serfs/slaves. Create true value that clients will purchase. Share the wealth with the whole organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not at all employee focused

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Columbia, SC

    Pros

    Some jobs have considerable autonomy with remote work option.

    Cons

    A series of rolling layoffs, benefit cuts and a singular focus on cutting costs to improve metrics reported to Wall Street have resulted in the lowest morale and productivity that I have seen in over 15 years. Employees and customers are being sacrificed for a short term increase the stock price (though this appears to be failing ...)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please transition the company to an investor or new Management that has some degree of humanity and interest in growing the company and improving the climate for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst Place to Work AT!!!! STAY AWAY!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    There is really nothing good that can be said about this company

    Cons

    Managers could careless about there employees all they worry about is getting the job done. They are a micro management company to the 10th degree. STAY AWAY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Turn Back! Do Not Come Aboard!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA

    Pros

    Pay. A lot of levels, so you can learn from people higher than you even if you're already a senior level person.

    Cons

    1. No Flexibility-no telework or ability to work extra hours to make up time. Must use leave for EVERYTHING!
    2. Reduction in Benefits- In four months here they've reduced vacation leave, assigned MANDATORY SHUT DOWN DAYS, no roll over vacation leave for the current leave you have.
    3. People do work just to be working. No one focuses on improvements and has meetings just to meet.
    4. Layoffs are happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to applicants coming on board or stretch the truth. Because they will leave regardless once they find out the lies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Non-realistic vision after transformation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Plethora of projects to choose from but leadership has to be willing

    Cons

    No guidance or willingness to progress ones career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee is not just a number, there is real life associated with it. Treat them as human beings rather than dispensable labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hopeless organization - Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cant think of any at present

    Cons

    - Company's focus is cost..cost..cost. No focus on revenue. In the last year there have been multiple reorgs, with 80% of directors/VPs gone. Benefits premiums on average increase exponentially every year. Leave plan revamped and limited carryover

    - If you are a "high earner" (defined by HR), you may lose your job one find day even if you are critical to your project or client. The mandate is to replace with a low cost (and possibly incompetent) resource

    - No revenue focus. No new projects, logos. The management focus is to just get the shareprice up and sell

    - No support to delivery organization. You are left on your own to manage clients and deliver

    - Due to multiple reorgs there is now a confusing reporting structure. If you do well, there is no one to praise or reward you. If you mess up, you'll find 10 different stakeholders jumping on you

    - No salary hikes this year for 90+ % of people. Lower management forced to put 40% of workforce under partial/does not meets expectations in performance review

    - The applications development organization is being run by two "Jokers" (i cannot find a better word) who come up with ideas every few weeks to cut cost. These have to be implemented or people ate fired or shouted at.

    - Professionalism, employee growth, benefits are all but dead in CSC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just sell the company instead of prolonged death by cost cutting and experimentation. Mr. Lawrie, as a CEO you have successfully increased shareprice and made your money, but you are the worst leader we have ever seen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Technical Architect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst

    Pros

    I work with some highly qualified senior technical folks who really deliver for the client. I am very impressed by the caliber of the people I work with on the teams. The technical work is challenging and interesting. It is what I live to do.

    Cons

    Cost takeouts, benefit cuts, vacation rollbacks, forcing elite team member reviews into "bell curves". It is all very discouraging and depressing. It is hard to keep up the positive face for clients under the circumstances. Sales are dropping as cost cutting accelerates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take such a short sighted view. Quarter to quarter attempts to improve stock price are destroying the foundation of our ability to deliver. The runway is about to run out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    RIF After 13 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    Pros

    Great engineers, technicians and a few middle managers to work with

    Cons

    What the "fudge" is this company doing? They keep letting the happy workers go... Pretty soon, there will only be Mike left. Good luck to him. There are so many companies pulling out and terminating their contracts, it's scarey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't shoot the messengers! Management you need to stop working from home, and get real about being involved in the day to day. The engineering and operations teams are just about gone / done.
    And Oh! Hat a great decision it was to sell all of the network to AT&T... now you cannot get them to do anything. Good grief. That was just stupid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Worst CEO in last 25 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    None at the time because we have worst CEO.

    Cons

    Right now CSC’s employee’s morale is all time low, thanks to our bonus hungry new CEO. Our CEO has collected over $20 Millions in bonus in last 2 years it is because CSC’s stock price is more than doubled in last 3 year. Personally, I think he was luck to become CEO in a year when CSC made loss and stock tumbled.
    So far this is what he has done.
    1) Took away our health care. Now we have high deductible plan with high premium. In turn CSC is saving money and our CEO collecting a big share of it as his bonus.
    2) Took away our leaves, now all our leave will expire on 31st Dec. it will improve balance sheet and hence CEO will again collect tens of millions in bonuses.
    3) He has shut down several offices, including our office in Denver, and all this saving goes towards his bonus. So everyone in Denver area is working from home.
    4) Because of his stupid policies, lot many very talented people have left CSC.
    5) So that he can save every last pennies so that he can later collect it as his bonus, he fired many people in US, now we have projects but do not have people and CSC is contacting former CSC employees who they fired one or 2 months back.
    6) Our new CEO think, why to pay someone more when we get some resources cheaper so in India he is asking managers to get lower paid employees for the projects, most of them are inexperienced but managers are not able to do anything. They are doing what they are being told to do.

    All I can say that we have a greedy CEO who wants to run CSC the way head of North Korea running his country. This person thinks hiring an employee for CSC is same as hiring a clerk for a gas station or motel. Anyway, I think right now CSC is a company who hates its employees. They do not give any opportunity to employees to grow and now they have taken health care, leaves, offices etc from employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire new CEO. He is hurting company just for his bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    How to demotivated employees - work at CSC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Falls Church, VA

    Pros

    Worked with some really great customers.

    Cons

    Forcing out older, higher paid workers. Moving as much as possible offshore. Very little chance for promotion. Quota based employee reviews and rankings. I was never allowed to give my employees a proper rating which cheated them out of raises. It's unfortunate to see this company decline in employee morale and engagement since they were once a great place to work for. Every one only my co workers lost their jobs to positions offshore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to the board, get rid of this CEO. Get someone who knows how to grow a company while not gutting the company of its talent. Award bonuses to senior execs based on employee retention and gaining business. Pay people what they are worth and find the models of more successful companies up the chain that can increase EPS and keep goog people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for Computer Sciences Corp? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.