Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences Corp Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good work-life balance (as long as they keep you on the payrolls), good pay (in 299 reviews)

  • The opportunity to work from home "IF" it was written in the initial contract (in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance advertised as being important when in reality it should be work (in 53 reviews)

  • Very bad senior management, dont even have ethics or know to speak proper English (in 89 reviews)

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  1.  

    Life at CSC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Executive in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, performance based promotions, rewarding work.

    Cons

    Extra hours are required. It's not too bad, but work/life balance is compromised a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is great. They should reinforce their values with middle management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great in its prime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management Principal Leader in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Management Principal Leader in Washington, DC

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership and investment in the people.

    Cons

    BCG did a workforce analysis to reduce the size of the firm but didn’t take time to understand leadership dynamics or variance in remaining leadership and manager capability. The result was a lean organization with less leadership and reduced focus on development or employee engagement. You can predict what happened next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CSC was a great firm with caring leaders and exceptional employee development. Build the firm leadership competency and focus on employee development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great while it lasted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great team members who are dedicated to excelling at their jobs and making for a fun challenging work environment. At least this was my experience most of the time. With consulting this is likely to change often. Co-workers are generally very helpful and follow a team mentality to accomplishing goals.

    Cons

    The company is constantly re-organizing to the point it's become a joke. At least that's the perception at the lower levels. Employees don't even know their titles or standing within the company. After several years I became disenfranchised with the larger organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reviewers should always be on the same project, contract, or site as the employee they are reviewing. It's not helpful to be rated and reviewed by someone who has only met you once or twice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Leader in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Leader in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Professional environment and professional people to work with

    Cons

    Heavy competition for growth in the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Benefits and Flexible Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    Leave accumulation for 15yrs + of service
    Medical Benefits
    401K
    Diversity
    Team member Support
    Competitive salaries

    Cons

    Lots of re-organization as of late
    Questions marks regarding future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve employees more in decision making
    share more information regarding future plans

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Average for large corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Work environment, Complexity of the work needed to be done, ease of transition between internal jobs, ability to telecommute on most projects

    Cons

    Benifits package, Lack of Vacation (below industry average),

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what is once was...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, flexible hours, decent benefits, good people.

    Cons

    Continuous shifts and reorgs. Too many Sr Managers and not enough doers. Inconsistent direction, each division was ran as a separate company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    June 2014 Review of CSC

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in New Carrollton, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in New Carrollton, MD

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

    Pros

    CSC had some really excellent managers, flexibility for time off (comp time), excellent benefits, and opportunities for free computer-based training.

    Cons

    Many (most?) jobs in the federal government division are basically temporary because they are tied to a contract. When the contract ends, sometimes unexpectedly, you have to scramble to land on another contract. I did this successfully for many years until the well ran dry. Still looking for a new position after 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Turnaround Underway

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    Well positioned to become important player in IT Transformation to a cloud model for enterprise and government.

    Cons

    Big ship to turn and entrenched culture and incentives could slow progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the "new" customer-- the need to transition to IT-as-a-Service and do not perpetuate the business models and practices that got them in the trouble in the first place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to gain lot of experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    The ability to work transfer internally all over the world.
    Pay and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Not all of the lines of business have the same benefits.
    Shared Services is a nightmare to deal with.
    Direction of the company was concerning

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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