Computer Sciences Corp
2.9 of 5 2,443 reviews
www.csc.com Falls Church, VA 5000+ Employees

Computer Sciences Corp Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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58% Approve of the CEO

Computer Sciences Corp President & CEO Mike Lawrie

Mike Lawrie

(667 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not a great place to work right now

    Principal Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Annapolis Junction, MD

    ProsI still have a job and the stock has recovered.

    ConsLayoffs. Selling off divisions. Bell shaped performance curve. 40% of employees must be rate as not meeting expectations or worse. Only top 10% received raises. Vacation policy change caps annual leave carry over to 40 hours. Will only buy back in vacation at 40% hourly rate. Pension benefits frozen. Company wringing out costs at the expense of the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better or see tremendous turnover.

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

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    DONT DO IT!

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Falls Church, VA

    ProsTuition Reimbursement is pretty high compared to other companies who either don't offer it, or offer the government write-off maximum of $5K/year.

    ConsCompany is an absolute mess both organizationally & financially. Financially - they "strongly suggested' employees take vacation in order to rectify their balance sheets and now they are forcing employees to take 5 of their measly 10 vacation days during Christmas. They also forced employees to cancel pre-paid flights and hotel rooms for an annual conference to save money. Organizationally - there is no HR directory of people and their roles, no org chart past level 4, no consistency on how things are done, it is CHAOS! There are also many under-performers that are never addressed. The work is piled on the performers instead.

    Also, they are an IT company that uses outdated hardware and also technology (LOTUS NOTES!)

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind other ways to balance your budget than to force employees to take vacation, and give us more than 10 days of vacation. Force your business units to use the same processes and standards to breed efficiency. Get rid of under-performers - they hold others back and there is too much of a mess to fix.

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

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    Not right time

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUsed to be a performing organisation. Now none... struggling to keep alive

    ConsNot interested in employee and client. Just bothered to show profitability and stay alive

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    Not a company you want to work for any more

    Senior Network Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsI'm honestly having a difficult time thinking of any.

    ConsThere are many challenges within CSC right now. They have been going through a huge restructuring and have cut out management to the point where it feels like nobody knows what is going on any more. Performance reviews are being done by managers you've never even heard of and have no idea who you are or what you do. Performance reviews are also done using a bell curve so half of the employees will be receiving a satisfactory rating or lower. This is being done to bilk most of the company out of any sort of raise. Apparently 95% of the company didn't receive a raise at all this year and of those who did it was around a 2% raise. Vacation hours are being taken away if not used by the end of the year and you are expected to use 5 vacation days around Christmas with no exceptions. Senior management seems to be bleeding the company dry and morale is in the dumps. If you're considering working for CSC do yourself a huge favor and don't walk.. run in the opposite direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to nickle and dime the company to death. Show your employees that you actually care. If you want us to perform you should give us incentives. Killing employee morale isn't doing you any favors.

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

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    Not for me

    Profession Technical Support (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsFinding an expedient method find a better job.

    Cons- No increase in pay
    - Increase is workload
    - Managers who have no clue or idea on how to manage operations properly
    - The overall project I work is just bad, horrid, and loaded with incompetence.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI hold contempt for some managers, in the few months of my employment at this company, I learned what ‘NOT’ to do when I become a manager.

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

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    Customer Service Representative/Service Desk Representative (Current Employee)
    Chantilly, VA

    ProsI met some nice co-workers who also quit.

    ConsVery high turnover. To get promoted you need to kiss a lot of behind. There seems to be a lot of preferential treatment and preference towards one race. Reps are overworked and the pay is not enough. If you screw up you get to hear it from everyone, but if you do a great job no one says anything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees fairly and chose your management based on skills, qualifications and experience, not skin color.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Would not recommend to an enemy.

    Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee)
    Tucson, AZ

    ProsBenefits are not bad for these days, although cost has increased significantly.

    ConsVery little if any training.
    Little opportunity for advancement.
    Operates on minimal staff, working employees 60-70 hours a week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to treat your skilled employees with respect.

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

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    Leaving CSC after 15 years of service

    Senior Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsIf you are looking for experience in data center technical support and don't mind long hours, you can add a few lines to your resume working for CSC. It seems to be a company now focused on acquiring junior people to train for a high turnover employee base.

    ConsCSC has been plagued by financial reporting scandals in their European contracts and former executives looting the shareholders. The new management team is seeking to regain some measure of profitability at the expense of its long time employees through cuts in benefits and compensation. Older workers with tenure of over 5yrs are the target of cuts only to be replaced with junior staff at a significantly lower rate. Ultimately this results in a loss of productivity and loss of contracts so the company's long term outlook is questionable and there is little hope of the work environment improving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere really isn't any need or point in giving upper management advice on how to treat their employees better. Their goal of profitability at the expense of their labor force precludes any meaningful discussion from the bottom up.

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

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    Sad to see the direction the company is going.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCSC has always provided flexible work hours and ability to work remote. These are the only pros to working for this company.

    ConsOver the past five years health benefits have been greatly reduced. I do not know anyone who has received more than a 3% raise over the past 10 years. CSC continues to increase the use of off-shore resources and reducing U.S. staff. The development team I worked with for 12 years is now 100% sourced off-shore. Upper management refuses to listen to their employees and customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop using off-shore resources. U.S. staff does not like this, customers do not like this. CSC's continued use of off-shore resources is destroying the quality of products, deliveries and CSC's reputation.

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

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    Going downhill fast....

    Information Security Engineer Senior Professional (Current Employee)
    Rensselaer, NY

    ProsThere are not many these days. Full time employment, but unless you like living in the Bayou, this company is not for you.

    ConsLawrie and company are seeking steady gains on the current stock price.... at the expense of the company's future. Benefit cuts (blamed on Obama of course), RIFs, forced culling, etc.... morale has never been lower, and all the quality people are leaving the ship as fast as they can.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRestore decent benefits and start investing in your US employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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