Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences Corp Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
336 Reviews
2.2
336 Reviews
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Pros
  • Very good work-life balance (as long as they keep you on the payrolls), good pay (in 299 reviews)

  • The opportunity to work from home "IF" it was written in the initial contract (in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance advertised as being important when in reality it should be work (in 53 reviews)

  • Very bad senior management, dont even have ethics or know to speak proper English (in 89 reviews)

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  1.  

    The company is disorganized, does not pay well, provided poor training, but was good experience for your first job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Worked with numerous consultants who had years of experience and so much to teach you. Gain experience working with various useful applications.

    Cons

    Some weeks you will have nothing to do, while others you may be working OT. The company is huge so its structure is extremely disorganized so good luck asking HR for any help. The month of training they provided me was completely useless and I ended up getting assigned to a project on a role that did not use most of the training provided.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Learn a lot about IT services on the job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and supervisors. Great work-life balance. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    undergoing structural change which makes it difficulty when navigating through the company

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for a short stay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Congenial, down-to-earth atmosphere and flexible work schedules. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Poor benefits package, terrible on-boarding, highly uneven management, lack of core, positive culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contracts are expiring! Lay-offs are around the corner so look elsewhere!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement, Offices on almost every corner, Telework possibilities for certain positions

    Cons

    DOL contract is about to expire and it doesn't look like they're going to win the next bid. Why? We never meet service level, have too many customer complaints and operate without ethics or integrity! Managers sleep with staff members and then promote them to Supervisors in addition to favoritism, nepotism, racism and discrimination if you're different from the managers. For a company that has a contract with the DOL, they violate every law and regulation that the DOL handles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire them all and start over! You can't teach a liar to be honest! You can't teach a thief to not steal! Stop pretending that an Ethics & Compliance Training course will change your operation because it won't. Just get security cameras in the building and you will see what happens after dark, or in conference rooms or break rooms or in the supply room. Your so-called leaders are nothing but graduates of the welfare to work program. Perform an internal audit of company credit card usage! The numbers and video footage won't lie!

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

    Terrible company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Merrifield, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Merrifield, VA

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

    Pros

    -None (I wish I could give zero stars)

    Cons

    -Really inefficient company with terrible internal and external processes
    -Misleading job titles with false promises when hiring new employees/consultants
    -Employees with very little REAL technical knowledge
    -Many more!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company will never change for the better and even senior employees feel helpless to create a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Your just a butt in a chair.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Interesting work with the DoD

    Cons

    No matter how hard you worked, you were just the next number on the cart of accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that you are dealing with families, not just one individual. We need our jobs to feed our families. Don't look at your employees as a means just to put on an addition to your house then dump them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Just okay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    Some real smart people and good people.

    Cons

    too much cutting costs, no privacy everybody hear and sees what your are doing, cannot do conference calls in the cubicle. Too much turnover. Benefits are just regular, more on the downside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everybody should help in cutting costs, stop having lavish dinners, been so generous in tipping when is not your own money, don't make exceptions to your favorites for business class and have executives just take a cab instead of limo service.

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

    This is a disorganized company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Professional in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Professional in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, laid back if you are on a contract.

    Cons

    Don't work here if you are expecting an annual raise. The company changed the policy to a bell curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate employees to do more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Life at CSC

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, performance based promotions, rewarding work.

    Cons

    Extra hours are required. It's not too bad, but work/life balance is compromised a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is great. They should reinforce their values with middle management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Ongoing restructuring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Good people, many worked in the company for years and watched the company change quite dramatically in recent years. Overall, a very fast paced work environment, can be challenging and very interesting.

    Cons

    Over the last several years the company has been going through a continuous reorganization while trying to change its strategy and improve financial performance. As a result. its turning into a revolving door environment with top level management being replaced every 9-12 months. This is very demoralizing for employees, as nobody feels safe or really appreciated - anybody can be laid off at any time, regardless of their actual merits and performance. Communication across organization is very week and the strategy seems to change all the time. Good performers are looking to leave and many do, before yet another round of "reorganization". This puts more and more burden to do more with less on the remaining workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of communicating with employees, there is an urgent need to boost morale across the company. Don't just tell them that they are your main asset. In order to start growing again, you need to stabilize the company, set the strategy and then stick to it and deliver before making yet another change. Mgmt has not only an obligation to show positive results to the Wall Street, but to its employees first who actually make the achievement of those results possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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