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CSC - Big company that treats employees like temp agency resources. Run away!

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Partner & Practice Director in Falls Church, VA
Former Employee - Partner & Practice Director in Falls Church, VA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Allows employees to work remotely. Good benefit given that many team members are disbursed across US. If you are recently out of college, you can get good experience because you will be overworked. You will get 2 years of experience in 1 year! Glad I was laid off by CSC with 600 other employees. It gave me the opportunity to go work for a better company with better pay, better benefits, better culture.

Cons

Benefits are terrible now. In 2013, CSC reduced the benefit coverage yet raised prices to employees at a higher level than companies of similar size. They also changed their 401K matching so that they will only contribute to your account at the end of the year. They do not match it as you contribute every pay period. The catch is if you aren't employed as of 12/31, they don't have to contribute 1 penny to your account. Training, mentoring and true management of staff does not exist. Company is 55 years old but behaves as a start-up with no formal processes, templates or governance. Work is done by heroic efforts rather than having defined plans and adequate staffing. Company will lay off (they call it a reduction in force) any employee who is not billable to direct clients regardless of your previous success or expertise. Employees are treated like temp agency bodies. I am not a disgruntled former employee. I wish no malice but this company's credibility is quickly eroding due to inability to win new contracts or keep existing contracts. Good employees are actively looking to jump off of this sinking ship. Sorry to say all this. But hopefully it will keep new candidate employees from thinking they are going to work for a 1st class organization.

Advice to Management

I worked with the VPs and executive team. They were polite, political and paralyzed. Their ability to have a vision and develop a strategy to execute was non-existent. Its the good old boys network. Employees were overworked and received on average 1.5% raises unless you were part of the good ole boys network. They advertise they provide training to obtain certifications and paid education reimbursement but once you're hired they tell you those benefits are temporarily suspended. Directors often say their VPs don't communicate with them so Directors feel they can't effectively lead their teams based on corporate direction.

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    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, Good Entry Level Opportunity

    Cons

    Don't expect training, self teach.

    Advice to Management

    make quicker decisions


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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