Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences Corp Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
2,871 Reviews
2.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good work-life balance (as long as they keep you on the payrolls), good pay (in 283 reviews)

  • The opportunity to work from home "IF" it was written in the initial contract (in 115 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance advertised as being important when in reality it should be work (in 52 reviews)

  • Very bad senior management, dont even have ethics or know to speak proper English (in 87 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Behind the CSC Curtain

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    The employees are experienced, talented and often underappreciated. Many move on to greener pastures with other companies.

    Cons

    Employees are just a number affecting the bottom line. Constant revolving door of management. Due to the antiquated forced distribution raise system, most employees do not receive a promotional increase yet leadership continues to collect millions off the backs of those who actually perform the work. Many fear when the next layoff is coming - they will be replaced by younger, lower salaried hires. Also, the Company tends to oversell and under deliver its offerings due to lack of resource pool. Rumors of buyout continue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Analogy: You can only cut your grocery bill so much before you either starve, become malnourished or fade away to nothing.

  2.  

    csc a good place to work, learn, contribute

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in Greenbelt, MD

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

    Pros

    balance of work, home life, good people

    Cons

    management that became too heavy on system/software process and to light on hard-engineering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 degree employee evaluations would help; focus on engineering

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company OK but restructuring and off-shoring is on-going

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Large, global company with various internal divisions that may offer additional opprotunity but they seem to be run like different companies

    Cons

    New management and org structure is still in work with assistance from BCG

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a clear path forward and get there ASAP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not like it used to be.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor new company direction, culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop going offshore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Middle of the road; little room for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Working from home most of the time - in my office at least. CSC is worldwide so I am sure not every structure is the same. Okay benefits.

    Cons

    No raises for anyone in my department this year and apparently we're graded on a pretty steep bell curve. They did offer two weeks vacation, however due to a new policy enacted this year you MUST take five of those days during a company mandated christmas break.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Senior Supp in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Quality Senior Supp in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Good EE relations, nice clients to work and nice time -offs

    Cons

    Sr Management not good and not EE friendly

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Decent company, great employees, incompetent leadership

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Good client base. If you are good, you will get placed at a a client. Lots of things to learn from client projects. CSC is heavy in staff augmented model

    Cons

    Useless leadership right from the CEO. The CEO is just a turn around guy who understand cost cutting but doesnt have experience in growing a business. Hence all good middle management is gone and now there are incompetent leaders left who just care of zero bench policy or operating income on staff augmentation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better to get sold to industry leaders in IT. Unless you change the CEO this company is in the dark with a high attrition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Used to be great place to work ...

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    Former Employee - Business Development - Senior Director in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development - Senior Director in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    I started right out of college and worked there for 23 years - great opportunity and advancement at the time. I have heard alot of bad things since the change of CEO - I was not there during that time so I can not confirm.

    Cons

    Not good with diversity - despite their respective discussions to do more, they at the time never did. (I still liked CSC when I was there.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the integrity that CSC used to be known for...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Logistics Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Support Staff cared about people and mission

    Cons

    Upward Mobility, no room to gro

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Emphasis on Management training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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