Computer Sciences Corp Reviews
I have been enjoying work-life balance for some time; but not sure how long I can continue this(in 237 reviews)
The opportunity to work from home "IF" it was written in the initial contract(in 96 reviews)
work-life balance advertised as being important when in reality it should be work(in 39 reviews)
Very bad senior management, dont even have ethics or know to speak proper English(in 82 reviews)
Pros – Had great line managers, loved most of my co-workers
Cons – Upper mgt is constantly changing, no one stays at the C level long enough to make a difference, they don't really believe in an open door policy regardless of what they say, everyone is afraid for their jobs and no one can give their true opinion without fear of retaliation, was never paid commensurate with my education or yrs of experience
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Depending on the project that you work on and your manager, your work schedule can be flexible. I have been able to relocate to other projects throughout my years with CSC.
Cons – Medical benefits are not good anymore (very high premiums with high deductibles) and now the amount of your premium you pay depends on your salary. Vacation benefits have changed as well and not for the good. The new employee performance rating is not fair. CSC is now using new bell curve rating, which was proven not to work in other companies. These have all been recent changes to employee benefits, all to save money for the company. Virtually no training.
Advice to Senior Management – This used to be a very good company many years ago. CSC used to care about their employees. The upper management doesn’t care anymore. The new CEO has ruined CSC. He is only concerned with the stakeholders and saving the company money, while he gets rich. Health insurance premiums are higher than most company, vacation benefits recently downgraded and not good anymore. Most employees did not get a pay raise this year, approx 40% with no increase. Prior increases were 1% -2% for majority. Moral is at all-time low and most employees are tying to leave. No reason to work here unless you can't find anything else. CSC should be your last resort for a job.
Pros – If you don't like working there it is no problem because they will terminate you either way.
Cons – CLEAR Values that are alleged to be Corporate Policy are fodder. Filing an EO Complaint will get you terminated.
Advice to Senior Management – The CLEAR Values instituted by Corporate could be an excellent foundation for building strong, reliable, and positive results for the organization if these policies were REAL!
Pros – Can't even come up with 5 "Pro" words.
Cons – Too many to list…run run run from Company
Advice to Senior Management – Take the company of the respirator now and put everyone out of their misery
Pros – No pros at this time for CSC
Cons – Benefits continue to keep getting worse
Pros – It's a job. I get paid.
Good hard-working intelligent people on my team. This is no credit to CSC as they were hired on by a really great manager who CSC ran off.
Glad I didn't talk a friend into working with me.
Cons – Bell curve evaluations. Folks working "in the trenches" get treated like second class citizens. The "supervisor" who evaluates you has no knowledge of your day to day work. You'll never meet them as they work in another state on another project totally unrelated to yours. You are a number. Once you're hired on at a pay grade, you're locked in no matter what you do, how hard you work or how much you take on.
Zero bonuses or incentives.
Horrible benefits that upper management chips away at every year. Typical daily onslaught of corporate doublespeak. The 401k is okay...
Even worse healthcare "benefits". Pretty much like paying out of pocket as the HSA plans unleash the inner workings of the healthcare billing system on you with no filter. They make their PPO available but expensive and even it was horrible compared to BCBS. They pay nothing without a fight.
No culture to speak of. In fact, they separate you from your clients culture as if you are a punished child.
No work/life balance. The government shuts down and you lose your vacation and/or pay for the time you're out. They then force you to use all of your vacation leave by the end of the year so you have no buffer.
Feels more like being and indentured servant than a career.
Advice to Senior Management – Read a book on talent retention. Oh wait. Upper management could care less.
CSC's workforce will soon be a bunch of managers sitting around trying to figure out what to put in PowerPoint.
Stop running the division like it's a plantation. Learn that CSC's employees are humans with families and not numbers in a ledger.
Pros – Company is now profitable
They are still paying regularly
Cons – Eroding salaries and benefits
Bell curve evaluations - 40% of employees get unsatisfactory rating
Experience employees and management leaving
Advice to Senior Management – Abandon the bell curve and quit driving your best employees away.
“Great, knowledgeable, hard working, team playing co-workers / corporate cut backs, layoffs, reduced benefits”
Pros – People - Awesome team players! Flexible hours. Challenging work (never bored).
Cons – Bell curve employee rating - low performance reviews to talented, hard working co-workers. Forced use of vacation days. Vacation day carry-over reduced to 5 days. 5% pay cut a couple of years ago. Change of 401K match to end of year (if you leave or are laid off, then no match of 401K). Corporate shifting to an 80% offshore / 20% onshore, hence we have layoffs. Long hours. Talented management leaving the company at a rapid rate. De-motivating atmosphere due to all of these changes.
Advice to Senior Management – Rethink changes noted in Cons above. Losing staff at an alarming rate is causing a floundering situation. Customers aware of the situation and are getting less support from us due to reduced staff.
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Pros – You get paid, might possibly get to work remotely.
Cons – If you are in the GIS division, expect to work hard, get on-call and scheduled work at night (sometimes ALL NIGHT) and weekends. Don't expect to get paid extra for that. Don't expect a cost of living raise - I haven't received one in years. I was laid off without notices, and then reluctantly returned a year later - to a lower wage. I support a customer with old style of IT infrastructure, and don't have any input into changing it. I get told specifically what to do, and must meet stringent time deadlines. We are all put into narrow areas of scope, probably to commodize our jobs, making them easier to be replaced by newbies just out of college. We are being requested to relocate to Pittsburgh, or risk losing our jobs. They offer very low relocation reimbursement, (up to $10K), and no guarantee that that will not lower our wages once we move, or that our jobs are safe after that.
Advice to Senior Management – Develop some humanity. Employees are not Resources, nor Assets. They are partners in the company's growth and development. If the employees are continued to be treated as expendable machine parts, replaceable with newer/cheaper ones or overseas models, don't expect them to be loyal.
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Pros – I still get paid though much less than my job title would make elsewhere but due to my age I'm stuck.
Cons – Penny wise Pound foolish policies
No raises this year
Mandatory vacation use
Constant lay offs of most talented and experienced workers
Advice to Senior Management – Stop BSing and learn who makes your company successful. Its NOT you! Got the BS speech today not to associate being "appreciated" with "merit raises". How come I work evenings, weekends, etc to do the job for my customer and get a 0% raise when the bigwigs all get bonuses for our hard work? Lay off whole areas without thought of what they will need tomorrow. Honestly, this company's policies is like they are actually TRYING to run people off. If you decide to work for CSC don't say you've not been warned.