Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences Corp Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
3,168 Reviews
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Computer Sciences Corp President & CEO Mike Lawrie
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Downward Spiral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    Depending on who is your manager, great flex time.

    Cons

    Pay raises stagnant. Resources are not given training to update their skills. Vacation plans have been changed to limit hours carried over. Health plan costs have risen dramatically. Can be long hours depending on your immediate job. Very little interaction with management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started out great, ending up not so....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    I believe it all depends on your immediate manager/team. We have great Flex time, but we are also expected to work OT with no pay whenever needed. If you're on the operations end, this is a more common occurrence than non ops personnel. Pay and vacation is decent.

    Cons

    Since the downturn in the US economy the pay has stagnated. They have begun changing their health insurance (more expensive, high deductible) and vacation plans(can only carry over minimal amount of hours to next year or sell back for .40 cents on the dollar) not in favor of the employees. If you get laid off you may get something called "working notice" which is a way of not paying you severance. Training has become a thing of the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Easy life, good work culture, flexible, 9 to 5, HR helpful, lots of opportunities, diversity, passion for the mission, global footprint is honored and practiced.

    Cons

    New leaders bringing in their "own" from the outside and leaving some of current CSCs as risk or simply overlooked for new opportunities. Quarterly performance can be intimidating and not always clear - if new then you're likely to get a lower rating in the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New leaders building their teams should take time to meet and learn more about their current amazing team before hiring externally. The wealth of knowledge and commitment to the corporate mission are assets that can't be quickly or easily replaced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I had a good experience working as a CSC employee but I left CSC in 2001 so it may have changed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Service Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Service Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Good management. Multiple avenues to choose from to improve your career.

    Cons

    It's been a very long time but my experience with CSC was good. I do not recall any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I liked the structure of management back in 2001. If you still have an open door policy, don't change it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Prof1. System Administrtor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prof1 Systems Administrator in India, TX
    Current Employee - Prof1 Systems Administrator in India, TX

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

    Pros

    AIX upgrade
    2. VIO uograde
    3. HMC upgrades
    4. participating in Project works
    5.DR activities

    Cons

    !. AIX upgrade
    2. VIO uograde
    3. HMC upgrades
    4. participating in Project works
    5.DR activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SDM

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Fair Salary, Leadership

    Cons

    PM staff located in DC area
    PM staff knowledge of local community

    Recommends
  8.  

    The company is disorganized, does not pay well, provided poor training, but was good experience for your first job.

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with numerous consultants who had years of experience and so much to teach you. Gain experience working with various useful applications.

    Cons

    Some weeks you will have nothing to do, while others you may be working OT. The company is huge so its structure is extremely disorganized so good luck asking HR for any help. The month of training they provided me was completely useless and I ended up getting assigned to a project on a role that did not use most of the training provided.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    All around good company to work for, in spite of the normal "big corp" negatives.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Recent restructuring reduced bureaucracy by cutting the number of management layers.
    Highly regarded software company with a history of partnering with other successful entities like Google and Microsoft to lead the industry in innovation.

    Cons

    Too many high "chiefs" while I was there. Many with seniority were placed in charge of projects but had little experience in managing people or projects.
    Started losing ground in the local area defense and government sectors due to poor project performance and increased proficiency among competitors like SAIC and SSAI.
    Watered down performance evaluation system that resulted in inflated evaluations and politically driven performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold Program and Project Managers accountable to realistic performance levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    USING and Learning complex technologies

    Cons

    80% travel to ients sites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent Java Developer Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Pay was decent for an internship. The group I worked with was a recently acquired start-up, so the atmosphere was casual. Learned a bit about Java. Senior developers were approachable.

    Cons

    Other divisions or groups seemed dissatisfied by corporate policy. Many people I knew that weren't from cloud development quit. The group's freedom seemed to be quickly dwindling.

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