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CSC a career stepping stone

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

A person can earn a decent wage at CSC depending on the division and project that you might be working on and depending on the project you are on either no real micro-manager or micro-managed so something for everyone.

Cons

Insincere management from the standpoint that they may tell you one thing and do something completely different, an example would be that job satisfaction not a big concern as long as you are doing your job and the client is not complaining about your performance. Real world skill advancement seems quiet limited. Unless it is just an absolute necessity for the project you are on and the client places a great deal of importance on it your real world training options are going to be limited.

Advice to Management

Consider an aggressive marketing campaign and upper level management that can make things happen in the real world and not on paper.

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  1. CSC is a mixed bag, it depends very much on who your boss is and your individual situation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Workflow Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Workflow Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you get a good gig, such as telecommuting, it's great. good benefits.

    Cons

    Layoffs. they happen, and sooner or later it might be you!

    Advice to Management

    More loyalty to employees, more communication, more face time form Senior Management


  2. CSC's ever-spinning business model offers many opportunities for the nimble.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - The opportunities to work at different locations, doing new or different things, were fairly easily available - CSC tends to promote from within, and offers advancement to anyone who shows promise. Employees who take responsibility and shine will find opportunities to build big careers with the corporation. for example, it isn't uncommon that people who are hired in as administrative assistants or clerks find themselves 10 years later trained as Project Managers, with teams of their own. - The benefits exceeded simple health/dental: as an outsourcer, CSC will often partner with its clients to offer employees opportunities for discounts, free services, etc. - CSC has had a policy of allowing employees to work flex schedules and/or work from home going back over 15 years that I know of. As long as it fits the needs of the position and the customer, an employee has wide latitude in working parameters

    Cons

    - "Never get comfortable" ... CSC throws the baby out with the bath water as it seeks constant improvement - it is often re-inventing its entire model. About every other year, entire divisions will be restructured from the bottom up. Policies, job definitions, reporting mechanisms, management styles will all be changed - leading to months of varying levels of chaos and lost time as workers figure out a new world order. Institutional history is lost as customers become nervous and register dis-satisfaction (that has to be addressed). - "Cut the chaff." CSC adheres to the "ever weeding" business model. It force ranks its employees to the full spectrum, and regularly lays off the bottom 2% - 5%. A specialty team made up of 15 outstanding engineers and an underperforming department with 15 lacking employees would each be forced to name its best and worst and each have to discard the bottom 2 or 3 without regard to the realities of the situation. The savvy worker learns to bond closely with their management and keep them happy. - "Unempowered Management." Only the highest level of executives of CSC are empowered. Even division Presidents and Exec. VP's find their ability to hire, make policy, or create solutions undermined at the next tier up. The feet on the floor live with a highly cynical worldview. The experienced ones will often go their own way, getting their job done as best as possible under the radar to keep out of the power struggles and ever-reversing directions they receive.

    Advice to Management

    1) Find ways to empower the workforce down to the feet on the floor. Customer Satisfaction is the coin of the outsourcer realm, and no amount of flashy business model changes can ever bring in those riches the way a single supervisor empowered to fix a customer's problem on the spot CAN. 2) Forced ranking is a foolish choice over the long term. Temper it with recognition for the pockets of excellence that exist in every division. Be courageous in valuing the good employee.


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