Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences Corp Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
2,969 Reviews
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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.  

    So far so good, work pressure depends on the project you work on.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Open door policy, clear understanding of the future path the company is taking.

    Cons

    approval process for anything is slow since respective people are located all over the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    it was a very unrewarding experience since the company did not take advantage of the expertise that was offered.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    The people you worked with were dedicated and had the clients best interest in mind. Salaries were fair and met industry standards.

    Cons

    Direct supervisor could not do anything on his own from preparing presentations to conducting meetings. Meetings were constant a complete waste of time. Travel restrictions were inserted and therefore caused issues with clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and clients rather then just survey scores that are actually non sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Less than average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule and work environment

    Cons

    No career advancement. Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix Human Capital Resource Management crisis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyed my 15 plus years working with top level contributors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Art Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Art Director in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Top talent and opportunities as a senior manager and consultant

    Cons

    Large company. Employees need to conform with systems and procedures. Adhere to standards, work with global teams and management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    More talk rather then positive action

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    A strong and caring staff exists below the level of vice president. Compensation was fair. Strong efforts are made to interact with client base.

    Cons

    Sr, management does not listen to client base. Company is in a constant phase of change which confuses clients and clients. Vice presidents sit back and look to advance due to the hard work of employees reporting to them but do not give the employees any credit. Constantly called into meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your clients. Stop the constant meetings and have vp's prepare their own presentations rather then depending upon personnel who receive no credit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    VP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    good co to work for

    Cons

    govt contracts too much dependent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sell more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not what is promises.

    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Learing other technologies while on bench.

    Cons

    The project lenth to hire you chnges once hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear cut rather then what could and should.

  9.  

    Good place to work with lots of opportunities to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Program Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Good opportunities for project work

    Cons

    Sales drove too much of the deal scope to the point that the estimated work had to adjusted to reflect the desired sales amount while risking the ability to deliver a quality product

    East Coast driven - midwest not respected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearer guidelines for sales and delivery as far as pricing is concerned
    Quicker action to weed out underperformers

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Staff Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Good project = good experience
    Complete travel reimbursement
    Meet new people
    Always improving yourself
    Good bench system when not on a project

    Cons

    If you dont have a project, a lot of pressure is put on you to find a project with little help
    Really boring orientation
    May end up with a terrible project for an extended time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Judge your talent carefully and assign them accordingly
    If a consultant wants to change projects, make it easy for them to do so
    Re-evaluate bonus system

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good company to work for, but lags behind some competitors in terms of public facing marketing and name recognition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Partner in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    - Tremendous, worldwide resources in terms of technology
    - A lot of good people to work with
    - Stable, large public corporation
    - Learning opportunities are available

    Cons

    - The current economic environment has caused the following cons :
       - No pay raises and little or no bonus
       - Some layoffs happened
       - Vacation accruals were stopped for a period of time
    - At the corporate level, some expansion related, travel related, etc... expenses have been frozen this year which caused difficulties in going up against competitors for work when they did not have the same restrictions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Significantly increase outward bound marketing activities to advance the mind share of the company in the market place.
    Streamline certain processes to avoid "giant corporate" issues.

    Approves of CEO

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