Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences Corp Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
2,722 Reviews
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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)

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  1.  

    Downsizing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time

    Pros

    Generally good office facilities on all project sites with a few exceptions.

    Cons

    Very unstable. Far more layoffs than you see in the news. Many projects terminated early due to client dissatisfaction in my experience. No internal support for finding positions. Cost reductions resulted in a nearly 30% increase in cost of benefits for 2013.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on winning and maintaining business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Turn Back! Do Not Come Aboard!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for less than a year

    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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    How to demotivated employees - work at CSC

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for more than 10 years

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with no soul

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Big bueracratic bloated fat company

    Cons

    Currently we have the worst CEO, to improve the balance so that he can keep getting his bonuses, he has taken away employee's health benefit - you have to pay 20% from your pocket; vacations - only 5 days now from 10 days as 5 days are forced vacation; offices - 2 people sharing same desk; no salary increments - 90% staff rated partially or dont meet requirement, so that they can keep same salary or reduce salary, 401 - matching part available only at then end of the year, so if u quit in middle of year, you get nothing; firing employees when not required - almost every Friday, etc

    This CEO is determined to bankrupt CSC. A lot many great Talent CSC employee, who were the back bone of CSC has left because he forced salary cut on them so that he can increase his bonus.

    Advice to Senior Management – Need a new CEO who thinks about the company rather only his bonus. A lot many stupid policies were implemented by new CEO, all should be scrapped.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Layoffs

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    Former Employee - Junior Consultant  in  Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Junior Consultant in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CSC had some real potential when i first started their orientation program. But as promises were made many of them became just that, promises. They are a great company if you are able to gain the experience needed to move up, but as a young professional, there was not enough mentoring for anyone to even make the attempt. many times as a Junior Consultant, I would ask about receiving the SAP training promised in our interview process but never received it. Because of that most of my time was spent reading about SAP rather than learning it.

    Cons

    Promised to train us in SAP basics, never even got close. Laid off after a year of broken promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your word and train your employees rather than leaving your young talent out to dry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work here!

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    Former Employee - L&D  in  Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - L&D in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for more than 10 years

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Questionable ethics, inept management

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Aggressive 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.

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

    Instead 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High base salary helps keep the lights on.

    Cons

    Totally 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    DONT DO IT!

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    Find 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not for me

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    Current Employee - Profession Technical Support  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Profession Technical Support in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Finding 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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