Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences Corp Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
2,729 Reviews
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Computer Sciences Corp President & CEO Mike Lawrie
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I have been enjoying work-life balance for some time; but not sure how long I can continue this (in 243 reviews)

  • The opportunity to work from home "IF" it was written in the initial contract (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance advertised as being important when in reality it should be work (in 40 reviews)

  • Very bad senior management, dont even have ethics or know to speak proper English (in 84 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great company being led down the wrong path.

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    Former Employee - IT Quality Manager
    Former Employee - IT Quality Manager

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work schedule.

    Cons

    CEO a traitor. Cuts American jobs only to replace them by low cost center jobs in India while he makes $22 million in a year for doing so.

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

    Cons outweigh the pros now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, opportunities to learn new tools, tuition reimbursement, telecommuting

    Cons

    Layoffs have led to understaffed teams, overworked people, stressful situations, and loss of job satisfaction. Add to that the decreasing benefits coverage, increased cost of benefits, mandatory vacation policies, and merit program where they cannot evaluate you based on your true performance, poor merit raises (if any) that don't even cover the cost of living increases.. The recent strategies and policies make employees feel unappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent loss of job satisfaction is resulting in poorer employee job satisfaction, therefore also affecting performance, absenteeism, and negative attitudes are contagious. Please invest in appropriate resources for teams to get work done. Invest in your employees and give incentives and rewards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    multiple clients, 401k, pto, 3 types of healthcare benefits you can choose

    Cons

    more follow up for every hr / immigration request, no over time pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    If You Land On the Right Team You Can Do Cool Stuff

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Leader
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Leader

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time

    Pros

    Large company with lots of projects. Generally forward-leaning culture with a few innovative programs like an academic papers competition and conference opportunities. Many retired military in the ranks and the overall culture reflects this. If you are fortunate enough to work for one of good character you, will go far and advance your career. Enterprising behavior is rewarded but being in the right place at right time plays a role, as well as good networking skills.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to transfer between projects outside the higher-level divisions. CSC was formed through the buyouts of smaller companies and these tend to remain somewhat isolated fiefdoms. It's not a startup -- advancement is gradual, like in the Federal Government. Most of CSC is in fact an extension of the Federal Government -- no equity involved, a relatively low-risk proposition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company was an amazing employer until they disbanded the consulting practice

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good salary, lots of autonomy.

    Cons

    New CEO stripping benefits left and right and froze pay in 2014.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving shareholder value on the backs of employees is not a long term solution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Was once a great company

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer
    Former Employee - Network Engineer

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Comparable salary. Medical benefits were decent. I worked with a great team of people. We were always there for each other and came together when a job needed to get done.

    Cons

    Worked many overtime hours without overtime pay. The employee evaluation process was a joke! A person who you didn't work for, yet alone even know, wrote and approved your evaluation. The rating scale was absolutely ridiculous as well. I don't believe in inflated evaluations, but so many people who worked their tails off every day did not get the credit they so deserved. Pay raises were a joke as well. Now with the new evaluation system, pay raises are non existent to the average joe employee who needs them most. The new leave policy is absolutely ridiculous as well. Employees are no longer able to carry leave over from year to year. You have to use it during the year you accrued it. Vacation time is being forced on employees whether they want to take it or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I left CSC because of personal reasons but know many people who still work there. The evaluation, vacation, and overtime policies really need to be looked at. Listen to your employees and get their input! Employee Evaluations should be done by a manager that knows the employee and what they do. They should not be done by a manager in a completely different sector that has no idea what the employees sector even does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't plan on staying

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    Current Employee - Professional Systems Engineer  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Professional Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent company to work for, gives skilled workers room to breathe and get on with work.

    Cons

    Middle-management is made up of skilled IT workers promoted into unfamiliar, untrained positions, leading to poor planning.
    There's a revolving door mentality, even though some people have been working for CSC for decades. Some folks make themselves indispensable by refusing to share information, or by working many more hours than they log with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Benefits and Flexible Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect  in  Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    Leave accumulation for 15yrs + of service
    Medical Benefits
    401K
    Diversity
    Team member Support
    Competitive salaries

    Cons

    Lots of re-organization as of late
    Questions marks regarding future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve employees more in decision making
    share more information regarding future plans

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, but getting project is difficult, also HR is very slow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Good pay, good client base.

    Cons

    Difficult to get projects, HR is slow.

    No opinion of CEO

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