Computer Sciences Corp Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Nice company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Leader in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Leader in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    friendly environment
    work life balance
    work from home facility

    Cons

    dealing with Offshore staff
    substandard offshore staff
    early morning meetings and late night discussions with offshore
    Older onshore staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new blood, bring more offshore folks to onsite for better interaction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Do not work there!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    None, except the opportunity to list a Fortune 500 company on your resume.

    Cons

    Very poor senior leadership. Managers at the local level have no authority. Very low morale among the staff. Poor management leads to experienced and qualified staff resignations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do something to turn the company around, instead of playing with the numbers to make the balance sheet look good to the investors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Diversified consulting organization focused on delivering value to clients.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner & Practice Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Partner & Practice Director in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Global.
    Extensive Portfolio of Services. Alliance with major SW/HW vendors.

    Cons

    Lack of consistent framework. Silo'd BUs. Lack of joint go-to-market opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Branding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    It *was* a great place to work....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    When I first joined CSC (formerly Contiuum), it was a fantastic place to work; however, once the CSC culture proliferated FSG, the values and culture shifted.

    Cons

    Constantly having lay offs, cutting costs, eliminating employee benefits, and reducing salaries (I took a 5% pay cut one year). Bonuses were almost all discretionary and you weren't rewarded for performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Life's too short to work for CSC

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Still in business, some interesting projects, a few smart and talented co-workers. Offers 50% 401K matching and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Huge, evil, bureaucratic organization that provides mediocre IT services to other huge, evil, bureaucratic organizations. The only reason to work here is the money, but they take several months (3-9) to pay commissions if you're in sales. There's no way this company improves health organically. Any improvements will come from cost cutting measures at the expense of service quality and employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Imploding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    There use to be a lot of opportunities to grow. There is always enough work since they staff to a bare minimum. If you can pull the time then you will be recognized.

    Cons

    Executive Management is following a cookbook which will be a disaster, Making their bonus on the backs of employees with reduced pay, benefits, pension and vacation. Moving more and more offshore without a true plan. No real product or offerings . What products CSC has have been underfunded and offerings are all vapor ware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your employees as a valued resource instead of serfs/slaves. Create true value that clients will purchase. Share the wealth with the whole organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    CSC does not care about their employees.

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    Current Employee - Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    There are not any good reasons to work for this company.

    Cons

    Once again, CSC is reducing employee benefits. As of this week, CSC is enforcing a global office shut down the last week of December. All employees must use vacation time for the shut down. This is just crap. If you are a new employee with only two weeks of vacation, you really only get one week of vacation.

    Over the past two years, CSC has greatly reduced their health insurance package. I'm sure it is better than some companies, but fails miserably in comparison to what CSC use to offer.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, Good Entry Level Opportunity

    Cons

    Don't expect training, self teach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make quicker decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Layoff central

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Development Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    new company values are a positive direction, but little forward motion is seen getting to those new values. Communication is better but too few people left to man the current projects and future pipline

    Cons

    Unannounced layoffs occur regularly (multiple times a month), no product investment - CSC is losing the edge in the market place. Management has little to do with managing people or products, its all about cost reduction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exhibit CLEAR values as communicated. Trust your employees, tell the truth be transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Anonymity, Good Benefits, and Lateral Mobility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Major Incident Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Major Incident Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    CSC is very large. No one takes it personally if you want to move to a different job within the company. Most managers are quite helpful, in fact. Benefits are typical for a large corporation: adequate to good. It's almost impossible to get fired.

    Cons

    CSC's size can also be a con -- if you want to feel like you're really making a difference, this is not the place for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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