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)

    Experience will vary based on managment or project, large corporation feel

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    Current Employee - Network Associate Professional in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Network Associate Professional in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teams generally work well together and achieve impressive results for the clients, opportunities for growth or change and arise on same project or within the company due to size, nice educational reimbursement policy.

    Cons

    Dependency on direct management initiatives / efforts for grown possibilities, lower compensation than other competitors for position and duties, employees on client-facing programs can feel detached or slighted by corporate decisions that affect all.

    Advice to Management

    If employees are truly the most valuable asset as advertised by management, work towards a culture of making employees feel valued more-so than public shareholders.


  2. Excellent Place to work

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    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Ellicott City, MD
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Ellicott City, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The caliber of people absolutely stellar. All worked very hard and had a genuine interest.

    Cons

    Office was a cubicle in a warehouse.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Principal Solution Architect in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Principal Solution Architect in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, well managed. New company structure is just the medicine that we have needed for a long time. I would recommend to a friend.

    Cons

    I left and came back recently. HR processes not so hot. It takes 4 days to be recognized as an employee by HR once on board. I couldn't even get technical help until I was there 4 days.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    SR BA

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    Current Employee - Senior BA for PQRS A CMS Delivery in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior BA for PQRS A CMS Delivery in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great work - I am healthcare SME

    Cons

    CSC has no direction - you have 14 managers - don't ever no which one to go to - I work better in smaller environment lets just try and - write on napkin and see if it works


  6. Helpful (5)

    Every man for himself

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary. Close to home.

    Cons

    Everything else about the company. It's a wreck, especially since the split announcement.

    Advice to Management

    Sell it and get it over with...


  7. Helpful (2)

    Do not work for CSC

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp (More than a year)

    Pros

    I feel there are no pros what so ever to working at CSC other than the day you start your new job at a new company. At least there is a better chance that you will have a decent work experience.

    Cons

    In order for employees to keep their job, they force them to work weekends and 14 hour workdays without pay or any sort of compensation. I was told that in order for me to keep my job I would have to work nights and weekends in addition to regular workday hours.

    Advice to Management

    You are breaking the law and opening up yourself to lawsuits. I hope that you clean up your act before all of the hard working employees you are exploiting lose their jobs. You will be held responsible one way or another.


  8. Helpful (8)

    Benefits have been eroded in recent years to make CSC uncompetitive. Benefits are now on par or worse than a temp's.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are still lots of good people around, and some interesting work.

    Cons

    Company has come to put employees dead last.

    Advice to Management

    When you don't sell anything other than expertise, you may want to try to attract and retain experts.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Rating of CSC

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Senior Professional in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Senior Professional in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The CSC employees I work with are bright and motivated, and really seem to care about doing a good job.

    Cons

    The Etes app (online app to enter timesheets) needs some work. At my level I saw no positive impact of their vertical and horizontal restructuring undertaken last year. In fact I never did find out who the person is that is supposed to help find another project to work on when my current one ends.


  10. Helpful (4)

    As if it can't get worse after onboarding...

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Professional in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Professional in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Due to the size of the company (about 87,000 employees), I've had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients.

    Cons

    Declining benefits packages, constant contradiction between policy and practice, very frustrating from day to day. They make even the simple things difficult. It took them several months to pay my expense reports! Mediocrity is rewarded. The company doesn't try to preserve long-term relationships with customers, which puts the consultants in a very difficult position. Lots of uncertainty about the future of the company. People are jumping ship every day.

    Advice to Management

    The "bell curve" was the beginning of the end. you can't have your cake and eat it too.


  11. Helpful (3)

    People are just numbers to CSC CEO

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Use to be a good place to work.

    Cons

    CEO only cares about his pockets.

    Advice to Management

    It's the people under you that keeps you employed.



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