Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences Corp Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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2.8 277 reviews

52% Approve of the CEO

Computer Sciences Corp President & CEO Mike Lawrie

Mike Lawrie

(93 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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  • 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)


Cons
  • 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)

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    Don't work here!

    L&D (Former Employee) Falls Church, VA

    ProsHad great line managers, loved most of my co-workers

    ConsUpper 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

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    Questionable ethics, inept management

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsAggressive at bidding on and winning contracts in the federal sector. Initial salary was very good, better than expected. Employees at the mid level and below are often committed and hard-working.

    ConsSenior management engaging in unethical practices and constant CYA, including discrimination and contract violations. No flexible work arrangement. No work-life balance. No opportunity for advancement, unless you are part of the good old boys club.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of laying off or letting some of the best people walk out the door, I would cut, at a minimum, 15% of your senior management team. Start with retirement offers and then move on to more aggressive tactics, especially at 10th and G Street in Washington, D.C. Those guys are a joke.

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

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    Worst company I've ever worked for… by far.

    Sales (Current Employee) Falls Church, VA

    ProsHigh base salary helps keep the lights on.

    ConsTotally disorganized. Management completely out of touch with reality. Company full of people who like to talk, but don't do anything. Outside of the CEO, the senior leadership is weak. There is no sales culture. No one has the authority to make a decision without a committee of 30 people reviewing an opportunity. Comp plan does not incentivize the behavior the company seeks. Benefits (including vacation allowance) are terrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring more managers (especially from stagnant, dying companies) and hire more competent, hungry sales & pre-sales support people to drive change in this company. Empower the field if you truly want to drive sales. Eliminate the committees and all of the redundant & unnecessary processes that inhibit sales. Provide offerings that are relevant and price competitive in the market, and that can be delivered. The 2-weeks vacation policy for the first 5 years of employment is a complete joke and totally out of touch with the market… change it. Tying company OI and customer satisfaction to individual sales compensation is asinine too. No good salesperson will want to come to CSC unless drastic changes are made.

    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 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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    Department of Labor / VETS Service Desk Rep

    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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    Unstable Environment

    Mid Level Manager (Current Employee) Falls Church, VA

    ProsOpportunity to work from home office. Co-workers smart and ambitious.

    ConsCSC has been reorganizing for three years. A lot of excellent people have been laid off, sometimes with no notice at all. A lot of 'today is your last day" stories. Others have been forced to train their Indian replacements. Morale is the US is at rock bottom. Does not appear to be any light at the end of this tunnel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a hard look at the results of all the off-shoring of resources. Are the customers happy ?? You get what you pay for. Drop the bell curve - it was a disaster.

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

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    CSC - Completely Sick Company

    Architect (Current Employee) Falls Church, VA

    ProsThere is really nothing PRO about CSC (except if you want to boast that you work for a BIG consulting firm). Do not waste your time and energy even looking at the career section either. Management is looking only at offshoring. Stay AWAY!!!

    ConsNo Career
    No Training
    No Self-respect
    No Increases (but Reductions guaranteed)
    No Motivation
    No Encouragement
    No work satisfaction
    Stay AWAY Folks!! THIS IS NOT A COMPANY YOU WOULD WANT TO WORK FOR!

    Advice to Senior ManagementRather than cutting costs, encourage employees to increase revenue --> increase in Profits.. Low cost resources == low quality

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

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    Talented individual contributors amidst organizational chaos

    Senior Manager - New Business Development (Former Employee) Falls Church, VA

    ProsExecutive management salaries and bonuses better than industry average

    ConsConstantly reorganizing work groups, management and processes
    Annual salary increases not earned by 90% of individual contributors

    Advice to Senior ManagementStabilize

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

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    A lot of lip service

    Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsIf you can find them, there are some fantastically smart, sharp individuals who can help mold your career trajectory - both within and outside of CSC. But they are few and far in between.

    ConsCompany culture is horrible. Management doesn't care about employees, just getting to the bottom line, no matter what cost/sacrifice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize and truly understand (in other words, have actions represent the lip service) that your employees are your greatest asset.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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