Computer Sciences Corp Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Computer Sciences Corp President & CEO Mike Lawrie
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. Helpful (1)

    CSC

    Former Employee - Data Configuration Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Data Configuration Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Worked from home. Worked with great people. Felt I was part of a company that gave me opportunities to grow as a professional.

    Cons

    Massive layoffs to make the company more profitable. Very talented people with 20 or more years of experience were let go. Quality of what we were doing fell dramatically, moral suffered.

    Advice to Management

    It's all over, find other work


  2. Helpful (1)

    Payroll Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, nice office

    Cons

    good company to work for, no cons


  3. Helpful (4)

    Do not work there!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Nice company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Leader in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Leader in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Diversified consulting organization focused on delivering value to clients.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner & Practice Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Partner & Practice Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Focus on Branding.


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Invest more in your employees


  8. Helpful (2)

    Life's too short to work for CSC

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Retire.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Imploding

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    CSC does not care about their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. Accounting Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    make quicker decisions



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