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

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 for more than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not employee friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Its a big company for those who like that environment. It is getting smaller everyday for those people who like the idea of working for a smaller company.
    Lots of emphasis on sales which is very good and should have generated new opportunities. No effort or investment made to deliver which makes repeat sales basically impossible.

    Cons

    The benefits have gone from average to below average. The salaries have become less competitive. The primary strategy is to consistently cut cost regardless of the consequences. There are announcements all the time about new partnerships with other companies but those announcements never materialize into new opportunities to grow the company. They always talk about attracting talent but then they create policies that drive talent away from the company. A lot of their messaging is confusing. They discuss things like pay for performance but then cap salary increases for the highest performers at around the same as the annual change in cost of living. If you don't like the people you work with then no problem just wait a quarter and they will all be laid off or will have quit. I am not attempting to be funny but unfortunately the exit for talent has been used frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider your strategy around slowing or lessening cost cutting efforts for people who deliver the hight value elements of the services you provide. As one might imagine the morale has been on a downward trajectory for some time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    They are in a transformation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    long term projects, with ongoing government funding

    Cons

    not sure how stable the SAP group is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make decisions already!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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