Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences Corp Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
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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 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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  1.  

    Actively trying to run people out the door.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They have never missed a paycheck.

    Cons

    Run by near-sighted bean-counters focused solely on getting their bonuses without regard to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get stuffed!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run don't walk away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Work Guy in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Work Guy in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    Pockets of good employees who remember legendary good old days when this was a decent place to work and stick around out of a sense of misplaced loyalty, inertia or general mental defect. It's been a good education in how not to do things. (That may sound sarcastic, but it's not.)

    Cons

    This place is completely toxic. Business is deteriorating and management can't pull the company out of the nosedive. Result is endless cost cutting, always at the expense of the employees, particularly in the US. Employees are viewed with utter contempt. Fortunately there's *just* enough profit to richly compensate CEO, CFO and a select few others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some ideas to win back employees: align mgmt and employee incentive schemes - if employees aren't getting bonuses/raises, neither should execs; cancel the needless mandatory holiday shut down for next year; acknowledge when something you've done is a failure; hire someone who can be an advocate for employees - the current lapdog HR dept has zero credibility. You can't be a successful consulting and outsourcing compamy with an unmotivated, resentful workforce and you have a very short runway to win them back.

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

    Continued Layoffs Novemeber 2014

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Management in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    none; whatever was considered a PRO to working with CSC has been stripped away by Lawrie & pickpockets

    Cons

    CSC has stripped away benefits, reworked 401k funding so if you quit or are laid off prior to the funding date, you lose CSC contribution. Lawrie, Budzinski are nothing but con-men; pushing a scheme where reduction in force, reduction in employee benefits, are utilized to create improved OI.
    CSC is also agressive in bids for new business, with nothing but failures at delivery due to the reduction of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try having a conscience, refuse to take your bonuses to save a few employees...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run Away

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Feels like working for yourself.
    Some minimal healthcare benefits, getting worse each year.
    Slashing costs to pretend profits are growing in the short term in preparation for a sale (again). If it works this time, perhaps the execs will get their buy-outs and finally leave.

    Cons

    Anti-poaching agreement with client
    Has none of the benefits of actually working for yourself
    Asked to give up vacation w/o comp
    No technical training in 10 years
    Difficult to impossible to get software
    Hardware updates at ~8 year interval
    No opportunity as 90% positions offshore, or H1-Visa rotation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope you don't drive out so many that you can't make your revenue targets for Q3 & Q4.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a Good Company

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    This company used to be a good company and treat their employees well and it has changed drastically. Depending on the project, you may be able to work remotely.

    Cons

    This company used to treat their employees well. Now they only give 2 weeks of vacation and employees are forced to take 1 week on days designated by the company. You are only allowed to carry over 1 week of vacation time. A lot of skilled people are leaving for greener pasture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are going to end up with offshore employees or inexperienced employees if you continue to take away benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A good work life balance as it has very little work

    Cons

    everythng - Work, company etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pitiful decline

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent, but not outstanding, pay and benefits. Coworkers are good, but stuck between a rock and a hard place.

    Cons

    Corporate is cutting staffing to the bone and then some. Its rush to implement "Lean Staffing" is having a disastrous effect on morale. Management is moving teh above rock and hard place closer together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and appreciate your employees! Without them, you won't get the work done that brings in the money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Anyone who thinks CSC is even OK is either from India or is a functional idiot.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Slave in Marlton, NJ
    Current Employee - Slave in Marlton, NJ

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

    Pros

    There are a few exceptional people that make the place almost tolerable. However, too many people are trying to figure out what part off the "GLEE" club they belong to. Sorry, you'll need to check the CSC website for the acronym decoder.

    CSC's main client is the Government. Do you think they make lots of cash?

    Cons

    HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE senior level management. Did I say horrible? Management has fooled Wall Street and driven stock prices up by using ancient management strategies against employees (gotten give them credit-they work) and hiring children from college without any consultant or SAP experience.

    As Mr. T would say, I pitty the po fool that buys this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advice to be given. Senior management and stock holders are interested in lining their pockets with cash and moving on to their next job at the expense of quality employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional and Uncaring

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

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

    Pros

    Hey its a job as long as you can keep it. Might be a decent job for a new college hire as long as they know they better pick up a little experience and get out as quickly as possible to someway that has a decent employee environment.

    Cons

    No growth, low morale, forced bad reviews even for good workers, If you are picked up by CSC during an outsourcing be aware that your days are already numbered and be sure to have an updated resume. If you are 60 or older you can figure you will never be able to stay till retirement age since they will dump you and replace you with someone younger making less money. Getting a 5 year pin is almost impossible if you are middle aged and have had a decent wage when you were picked up during an outsourcing. Health insurance is very expensive and the cost depends on your wage. Just not a good place to work and you tend to lose vacation days and work free OT just to try to avoid being considered not a team player.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First you have to figure out who your management is. When you do get laid off it is usually from some person that you have never heard of and your own Lead and immediate manager aren't even aware you are laid off till you tell them. Very bizarre to call your manager and say you were laid off and they think you are kidding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    CSC is a poorly managed company, beware.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    One of the only incentives for working for CSC would be decent pay and training, which provides as a stepping stone to other opportunities with other companies. You have to be a part of the "good ole boy" club to be promoted.

    Cons

    Working with CSC time-off polices are okay, However, they have adapted a point system, where you are docked for being 1 minute late. Horrible time-keeping system. CSC has frequent lay-offs, thus, the reason for CSC inability to maintaining business units or companies for which they support, due to employees not being able to perform the jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The problems began with upper management, they turn a blind eye to many of the complaints from the employees, which is why the attrition at CSC is horrible and below standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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