Computer Sciences Corp

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Great Managment

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Support in Patuxent River, MD
Current Employee - Project Support in Patuxent River, MD

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

Pros

Great team, willing to listen and help with concerns. Nice, dedicated professionals. Really tries to take care of their people. Great benifits. Decent Pay.

Cons

Working offsite means the company is less familiar with what we do. This means when our military counterparts cross the line between military and contractor rules, they aren't able to nix it as quickly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep yourself well appraised of what your lower people are doing.

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Neutral Outlook
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    It's rewarding

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    You will get to work with some of the brightest and hardworking consultants around.

    Cons

    Travel- should be available for 100% travel assignments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    CSC has no heart

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    Current Employee - Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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

    Pros

    The company invests in their people. They have a generous tuition reimbursement program. They offer up to $15,000 per year for 2 calendars years for a master's program. (Definitely not enough to afford an MBA at a reputable program. An MBA at Northwestern University or University of Chicago costs about 2x the tuition reimbursement dollars you get.) If you leave the company within 12 months of taking any course, you will owe the company money. All employees are eligible for free Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification. Most test for certifications are covered 100% including Salesforce tests. There are lots of online resources available and lots of training.

    You get to keep the points on the AMEX corporate card. You also get to keep all of your points for the hotels and the airlines. They cover all of your food expenses while you travel.

    The company tries to give you work life balance in the consulting life style. The company usually tries to have you travel between Monday - Thursday ever week. Sometimes you have to stay on client site through the weekend if the client requires it.

    Cons

    The company will bend over backwards to please the client. If this means you have to give back your billable hours because the client doesn’t like your work, the company will make you comply with the client demands. If the client wants you to be there several weekends in a row, you have to comply. Often times when you’re traveling, typical office hours are 8AM – 6:30PM or 7PM. It’s not unusual for a client to take advantage of you to have you work very late at night and ask for tight and unreasonable deadlines. If a client likes you, they will try to keep you on the project as long as possible. You will not move on to better projects or advance your career aslong as the client requests you to work for them. The client owns your career.

    Furthermore, There are many people actively looking to leave the company because of how the company has been handling their RIF (Reduction In Force) process. The company is large and has lost its way. It’s hard to feel a connection in such a large company. As an Associate, you don’t get proper training to be a consultant. You get a 2 week training session called “Launch”. One week is focused on some basic consulting skills and the next week is focused on iRise training. 2 weeks is not enough time to prepare anyone for the consulting world. They really do set you up for failure.

    CSC is going through a large restructuring. There are RIF's happening on all levels including to entry level associates. The decisions are not made based on performance. The decisions are not objective at all. Even if you are billable on projects, you can and will be let go if the company sees fit. Most people get a 1 week notice when the company decides to let them go. The meeting lasts for less than 30 minutes. Contrary to CSC's recent claims on the news, the approach taken is very short and cold. The severance package includes 2 weeks of pay for every year you've been with the company plus any vacation days you've accumulated. Which is not much, you are allotted 10 days. They are not flexible or understanding what so ever. If you want time off, you have to notify the company weeks, if not months, in advance if you want any kind of time off.

    If you get ill, you may miss your bonus. If you can't travel due to illness, you can be fired. I know someone at the company that got ill, was ordered by doctors to limit travel, weeks later that individual was fired. The company did not even recognize the fact that the work was being done and completed remotely.

    Once they let you go you can’t reapply to the company for a full 12 months.

    Currently, at the corporate headquarters CSC is undergoing a major Financial Transformation project. It’s supposed to save the company $5 Million per year. The decisions made for this project are very political and not objective at all. The company was considering several vendors but they have settled for an SAP solution because their current systems heavily rely on SAP already. If you say anything that upsets upper management on the project you are immediately thrown off of the project within a few weeks.

    If you are staffed to a health care project you will not be compensated with a quarterly utilization bonus. Almost all of the projects in health care are not making a profit. All of the people staffed on any health care projects are punished due to this reason. Even if you are billable you won’t get your bonus.

    If you can, avoid projects with Kroger. Their corporate culture involves a lot of screaming matches from their own employees. Once you're on a project it's hard to get out because if they like you they keep switching you from one project to another within Kroger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to take on a new associate and fire them in less than a year don't bother hiring them in the first place. You waste so much money training someone for less than a year only to get rid of him or her.

    Focus on your people. If you don’t care about them they won’t care about your company. Also look for a way to retain the information in a repository that way you don’t lose the information as soon as the employee leaves the company.
    Focus on making decisions more objectively rather than politically. Don’t set up your employees for failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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