Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences Corp Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
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Computer Sciences Corp President & CEO Mike Lawrie
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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. 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
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Inside Scoop on CSC

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    - Long term employees are generally paid well
    - Location is generally good
    - Most people at operational level are nice to each other

    Cons

    - Very unstable at the moment
    - Lots of movement at executive level
    - Aggressive cost cutting is affecting general employees' job satisfaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create a strategy to keep talents. Service industry key to long term survival is talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Large company that is not innovative

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    I have found that the one positive attribute of CSC is that they offer salaries that align with the industry standard.

    Because CSC is a global company, its workforce is located in many different places. Thus, each employees' experience will differ. I am speaking from the point of view of the US mid-atlantic market which relies heavily on federal government contracting.

    Cons

    - You get lost in the shuffle because the company is so large. It is impossible to be promoted, recognized or grow with the type of structure and size of the company.
    - As a technologist, CSC is completely not innovative. In fact, they do not encourage a community of innovation and they do not invest in their employees. As a result, many technologists with current or cutting-edge skills have left or are considering leaving to pursue more interesting positions.
    - The benefits are decreasing. Over the past three years that I have been employed with CSC, major benefits were removed or reduced as cost cutting measures (one time CSC 401K contribution at the end of year, health costs increase; penalties if including spouse, mandatory end-of-year shut down where you use your own vacation, no raises in 2014, etc). Of course, a company needs to survive; however, such a severe and rapid reduction in benefits has severely decreased morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Questionable ethics, inept management

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Aggressive at bidding on and winning contracts in the federal sector. Initial salary was very good, better than expected. Employees at the mid level and below are often committed and hard-working.

    Cons

    Senior management engaging in unethical practices and constant CYA, including discrimination and contract violations. No flexible work arrangement. No work-life balance. No opportunity for advancement, unless you are part of the good old boys club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of laying off or letting some of the best people walk out the door, I would cut, at a minimum, 15% of your senior management team. Start with retirement offers and then move on to more aggressive tactics, especially at 10th and G Street in Washington, D.C. Those guys are a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent if you don't get lost in the weeds

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, experiences, clients to work with, technology, subject matter experts, flexibility

    Cons

    Poor management, no direction, no career growth, no transparency with regard to promotions, employees are not appreciated, dying business model

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase transparency. The boots on the ground employees are ALWAYS aware. Stop the hiding and give transparent direction with regard to growing personnel, developing leaders, and improving your legacy business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good IT Operations Company

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

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

    Pros

    Made up of good people who work hard and want the best for their company and their customers.

    Cons

    Cost consciousness, heartless, management-by-spreadsheet (or management consultants).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees like you say you do, communicate effectively, make decisions with put other people and the company before your own comp, and the workers will take care of you with the results

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A lot of lip service

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    If you can find them, there are some fantastically smart, sharp individuals who can help mold your career trajectory - both within and outside of CSC. But they are few and far in between.

    Cons

    Company culture is horrible. Management doesn't care about employees, just getting to the bottom line, no matter what cost/sacrifice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and truly understand (in other words, have actions represent the lip service) that your employees are your greatest asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized place to work

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Hours flexibility; caliber of colleagues was excellent

    Cons

    Penny-ante mindset - employees had to buy hand soap for the kitchen and hangers for closets; paid time off for new employees is bare bones; benefits erode each year; major problems dealing with the health care providers (I truly believe you get what you pay for most of the time and they must not be paying much); 401k matching changes implemented this year had only one objective - screw the employees; no training; aloof/unfriendly management; very much a daily grind; implementation of policy subject to manager whim; non-existent HR department; onboarding process was unlike anything I'd ever seen before - I was essentially on my own; went through phases when coming to work felt like coming to a sweat shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get to know some of the people who are actually doing tthe work and earning your bonus for you; invest in your people - provide training

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

    It's a confusing (and confused) company right now

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    some good people to work with - at worker bee level

    Cons

    constant threat of layoff
    lack of updated policies and org charts post transformation - no one knows work flow
    2 in a box = no one really responsible
    little or no merit increases, regardless of merit
    management mentality of "it's never enough"
    no investment in its own infrastructure. If it costs money, you can't have it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one is listening, so why bother. If Lawrie's end game is to sell all or part of the company, just get on with it.

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

    Depends on the team you are on....

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Competent, friendly coworkers. I have the opportunity to pursue roles/responsibilities that interest me and help me grow professionally. Not sure if this applies to the rest of the company, but my team has a great work-life balance and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    I am located at a satellite CSC office and I feel a huge disconnect from other employees and opportunities. Also, annual cost of living/raises are a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard workers. Human capital is what makes CSC such a powerful company....I think management needs to work harder to retain top talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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