Computer Sciences Corp Reviews

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  1. was great to work with Covansys. When CSC acquired the company things were no more that great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good clientele and manages to get challenging projects. Supportive HR and Legal department, who takes care of requests even after leaving the company.

    Cons

    Horrible pay structure, especially if you are on short term onsite assignments.

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best reasons that are good about CSC is that we were allowed or work from home. The CSC people I interacted with were supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Contract work. When the contract ended it is up to the employee to find another job within CSC during a certain time frame. If you are unable to find another job...get hired...then CSC lets you go.

  3. Helpful (3)

    Pure Service Model - No Ownership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management Principal Leader in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Management Principal Leader in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Salary always on time

    Cons

    - Non-Employee friendly managers and HR
    - Pure Service company mentality. Wont care if you die in client place - as long as you submit your timesheet.

    Advice to Management

    - Talk to your employees in client place.

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  5. Good Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement is amazing and good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor employee websites and don't compensate enough for experience compared to College Degrees.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Dreary employer, they exist to get paid for my work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    They can provide a paycheck and some benefits.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees whatsoever, from my perspective they are just a giant pimping organization; they get paid for the contracts that I work on and are not concerned with what I do. Aside from the usual benefits that any large technical company will provide you get nothing. No perqs.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as a valuable asset. Pay for additional education (not just for people in a degree program). Give more vacation time. Spend a little money on perqs. Act like a 21st century Silicon Valley company, not like a stodgy old white collar job shop.

  7. CTO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Chief Architect in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large organization, Lots of different opportunities. Currently going under restructuring on the commericial side of the house. New CEO is trying to remove $1 Billion out of the bottomline.

    Cons

    New processes are being developed based on all the different management change. Groups across CSC don't work well together because of how the revenue sharing is done.

    Advice to Management

    Fix it so it is easy that groups support one another.

  8. Helpful (1)

    No bonus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    job security is there i guess

    Cons

    No bonus
    No ESOP
    No RSU
    No ESPP

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly and give due compensation and be less bureaucratic

  9. Pros & Cons of working at CSC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and limited supervision

    Cons

    No accountability, lack of leadership. no discipline.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pinpoint responsibility and ensure that deliverables are met.

  10. OK place to work, but a head-shop.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are OK. Kaiser and other local options are OK.

    Cons

    Large corporation. Easy to get lost within the phone trees if you have a problem. No bonus (on the gov't support side)

    Advice to Management

    Get the stock price back up! The pension plan was nice, but now that is gone....

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