Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences Corp Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
2,722 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some interesting opportunities, but fleeting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Very nice, down to earth people and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very slow to promote, which is now harder due to new requirements. During 5+ years there, I met few who were able to earn more than one promotion, if at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide much more support to enrich the skills and morale of employees, especially those at the mid-range of their careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Misguided leadership from the top

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    Current Employee - Partner  in  Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Partner in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    CSC has some very talented people who are capable of making a difference in the lives of their clients.

    Cons

    Compensation is a disaster - very inconsistent and far below even "average" firms. To significantly overachieve against the lofty targets results in a less than stellar financial reward.
    Actions of CEO are short-sighted and driven by a bonus plan which rewards him for an increase in stock price (in this case derived primarily through $1B plus in cost-cutting). His millions in compensation have come on the backs of many of my peers who have lost their jobs in the name of "cost containment".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Serve your clients first, and the value to the shareholders will follow. Take a good look at the employee base and recognize what you have. Talk less...listen more. You may be surprised at the result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Positioning to Sell?

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    An established company with base portfolio of business and contracts to build on.

    Cons

    You've "transformed" the company into a house of cards through terminations, right-sizing, matrix work structure, punitive vacation policy and zero pay raises. Everyone is doing the job of three and quickly burning out (HR = human race horses). Job seeker beware AND potential buyer beware...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May sound good in theory and look good on paper but what will you have in the end?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Transformation

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

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are established in your career and looking to make an impact. Lots of change in an organization this size

    Cons

    The work-life balance is off for now. Hope to see this change as the changes stabilize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate for the work being asked. People are working 2-3 jobs in their one role and the pay is not consistent across the board. Some people are paid extremely large salaries while others doing the jobs of more than one are not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    CSC has its challenges

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    Large company that offers a variety of opportunities

    Cons

    Unclear management structure and lack of direction

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

    Average for large corporation

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Work environment, Complexity of the work needed to be done, ease of transition between internal jobs, ability to telecommute on most projects

    Cons

    Benifits package, Lack of Vacation (below industry average),

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Downsizing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time

    Pros

    Generally good office facilities on all project sites with a few exceptions.

    Cons

    Very unstable. Far more layoffs than you see in the news. Many projects terminated early due to client dissatisfaction in my experience. No internal support for finding positions. Cost reductions resulted in a nearly 30% increase in cost of benefits for 2013.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on winning and maintaining business.

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

    Unstable . Company doesn't take care of its employees.

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    Current Employee - Professional  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Professional in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Lower-level management does its best to keep their direct employees afloat. When you work off-site, company lets you work your own schedule.

    Cons

    For my office, unless you're a 20-year retired military veteran, there's almost zero chance of promotion up the corporate ladder, let alone at the project/program management level..

    CSC is undergoing a major restructuring and has deeply cut into employee benefits and hasseverly reduced employee morale:
    -In past years, pay increases barely kept up with inflation when I was already paid 30% less than my associates with similar work experience. This year, there were no pay increase across the board.
    -CSC's new vacation policy takes away hours that you earned.
    -Even our filtered water machine was removed from our office because the company wasn't going to pay for it. Seriously?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and your employees will take care of you. It's that simple.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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