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Anonymity, Good Benefits, and Lateral Mobility

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Major Incident Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Major Incident Manager in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

CSC is very large. No one takes it personally if you want to move to a different job within the company. Most managers are quite helpful, in fact. Benefits are typical for a large corporation: adequate to good. It's almost impossible to get fired.

Cons

CSC's size can also be a con -- if you want to feel like you're really making a difference, this is not the place for you.

Other Employee Reviews for Computer Sciences Corp

  1. Helpful (1)

    C Player Company that does not want excellence

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Computer Sciences Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees can work remotely from home.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected. The reorganization going on is a tired model that other companies, i.e. HP, EMC, Cisco have used and well failed. Well CSC hired the failed senior management from these companies. Hi performers, industry respected people are demoted, downsized, go looking for other jobs. Mediocre staff that run projects red, lose large accounts are promoted. There are favorites who can not do the work, tell the client "I don't know what anyone is working on" when they are the lead. CSC does not know what a PMO is nor what is a project manager. The SE's and AE's run the show and give away the company talent as free work to the customer, then blame the company talent for not generating revenue. The work load does not scale to the resources available with a SA finding he needs to work 24x7 to just status quo. They play really dirty politics. They are off shoring everything at a time when companies are bringing work back. They are affecting stock price by laying off purely based on salary ranges. They play games by telling the A players they are off a project and then put a C player on the project, let the project run red and lose the project to another vendor. The people with talent, the A players are leaving and this is becoming a C-player company.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest. Recognize your talent. Respect you people. Learn team work. Learn collaboration. Give raises once in 5 years.


  2. Outsourced HR unresponsive.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time

    Pros

    Company is full of highly talented IT professionals with wide and extensive backgrounds in dozens of technologies. Managers do the best with what little they are given. Project Leads are either great or fell off the turnip truck.

    Cons

    Recent clearing removed technical managers who were actually working and left technical managers who push email. Simple HR items such as changing federal deductions are broken in on-line tools and HR does not pick up the phone or their tickets. Zero Comp Time or Project Bonus process. Actual work week can be either 30 - 80 hours depending on loading. Slaveish desire to put processes into outdated Remedy, Notes and Sametime.

    Advice to Management

    First you are a MS partner.... buy Exchange and enter the 21st century and update all the infrastructure you relie on. Bonus and Comp Time need to be formally addressed when most of your workforce is 50+ hours per week. Furloughs and forced vacations need to be announced when they are useful, giving someone 60 day warning to take a week is unacceptable. Operations teams get projects dumped on them with incomplete scope and designs.


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