Computer Sciences Corp Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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Computer Sciences Corp President & CEO Mike Lawrie
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Pros
  • Relatively good work/life balance (in 299 reviews)

  • You can work from home when needed (in 116 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is a joke (in 53 reviews)

  • every year (or earlier) senior management below Mike Lawry is being replaced making it difficult to plan long term (in 89 reviews)

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  1. Low Ball is Life

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Bossier City, LA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Bossier City, LA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Environment is good and most managers are not overbearing. New equipment and clean environment, as compared to other companies. Benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Starting salaries are not competitive. This site is lowball central. I work in Bossier and have witnessed and experienced some strange practices. Some things like acquisition of equipment and supplies takes forever. Transitioning to positions internally looks can be challenging, though qualified. CSC has a partnership with LA Tech and they have a leg up. Employees discounts are a joke.


  2. Helpful (3)

    CSC Turnaround -- a lesson in what not to do

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Principal in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Comments specifically reflect experience working for internal operations in Falls Church. -- Colleagues among the most knowledgeable, dedicated and loyal that I've ever met at any company I've worked for and with. Their tolerance for pain, pressure, and unnecessary complexity and red tape is higher than their executive leadership is aware of and certainly deserves. The business operations folks are not given nearly enough respect for holding the back end of the company together. for so many years despite antiquated infrastructure and lack of reinvestment back into the company. Pleased that the NPS team has broken off and given the opportunity to be successful as a separate entity.

    Cons

    Again, comments specifically reflect experience working for internal operations in Falls Church. -- Outdated infrastructure, non-standardized and non-documented policies and processes, convoluted business acquisition strategies, executive "finger pointing" and infighting have crippled the company. After contributing years of blood, sweat and tears, many of CSC's most loyal have finally had enough and are walking away.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together folks -- your best people are watching and walking. Work as a team and stop playing "King of the Hill" by knocking down others to prove your organization's supremacy. Eliminate all bonuses and incentives for executive leadership and keep only those folks who are sincere and fully dedicated to getting the company back on track. Your employees and the CSC legacy deserve it and, more importantly, are worth it.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Steve's Work History

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Wakefield, RI
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Wakefield, RI

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work environment

    Cons

    The company is being marketed for sale; shedding staff to the bare minimum.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    IT

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice coworkers

    Cons

    no salary increase, little training


  6. Helpful (4)

    Morale is Low Throughout Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Virtual Office and some great coworkers

    Cons

    Poor communication from top down. No merit increases for majority of employees for past 2 years. Morale is terrible throughout the company - new employees are quickly disillusioned within weeks of starting.

    Advice to Management

    Go after additional revenue instead of squeezing employees dry by trying to cut costs below the point where the business can run properly.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Too Big to Care

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Senior Professional
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Senior Professional

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not really much I can say that would be a pro to this company other than I'm thankful to have direct supervisors who cared about myself as an employee even though they couldn't do much to help in a lot of situations.

    Cons

    Not sure where to start. HR doesn't care about your issues. Way too many departments trying to do the same thing which causes a headache at the end of the day. Benefits are mediocre and have only gotten worse during my employment. 401k is subpar. Health benefits are subpar. Timekeeping/vacation, company e-mail is spread out amongst various systems. Anything logistical about this company makes absolutely no sense. They rollover to new systems and they don't work.

    Advice to Management

    Get you stuff together. Simplify your systems. Have transparency. I shouldn't have to call my local HR and have them tell me "we don't know who senior HR is." Stop trying to lowball your employees and lie to them about salaries.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Senior Quality Professional

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Professional in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Professional in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Had some long term contracting clients hence was able to stay billable.

    Cons

    No Bonus and other cash incentives. No O T. Worst Managers and not much growth.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and do not deprive them of their over time and other incentives.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Horrible management.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are fairly good and the 401k has performed well as long as it is invested in company stock.

    Cons

    Management is poor and self serving. Many managers are in their position based on the level of kissing butt as opposed to actually being able to perform and run a team efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and go ruin another company.


  10. Helpful (10)

    Not A Sales Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Has a good reputation, some excellent service offerings that are delivered very well, some great clients all over the world, some dedicated professionals who work hard to take care of the client, decent base salary but expensive benefits package.

    Cons

    There has been a steady stream of former IBM execs hired into and fired out of CSC by the CEO, an imperial and irresponsible fellow who cant even inspire anyone to leave a burning building. He has slashed and torn this firm down to size in order to split it and sell it and while that's good for shareholders, the impact to the survivors has been devastatingly harsh with less and less reward. This is not a revenue generating sales culture organization. Quotas are established by sales ops and at nearly 50 pages the SICP is anything but an incentive plan. It is so hard to sell in this company that sales are declining and attrition of sales people is at an all-time high. If you want serious upside for your hard sales work this is not the place to be but if you want a great bases salary and a place to land for a year or two then step right up. After the company splits in two there may be a move to go private or be acquired but who knows.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to read Glassdoor and know that you are hired to lead, which is an emotional engagement of people to motivate them to engage them to appreciate them and to inspire the best work from them and then reward them. Your sales are lagging because you have not applied any of the above to your sales force. Stop blaming others for your failures to lead, to be leaders, to provide leadership.


  11. Helpful (7)

    Like playing whack--a-mole, avoiding the grim reaper

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a paycheck. Some good technical people, but they end being overworked, due to their knowledge and experience.

    Cons

    Employees are pigeon-holed. No incentive to go above and beyond. Very little training, except on your own time, mostly your own nickel. Company is optimized at the lowest level, which means, a decision that will save the company a million, but cost my group a thousand, I've got no incentive Currently, management is selling the company assets off, just to make quarterly results. It will work for a year, then the whole thing will collapse.

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentive for groups to work together, rather than against each other. I understand your incentive is to raise stock price, but at least pretend you have a set of morals.



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