Computer Sciences Corp

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Computer Sciences -- Not many corporations like this anymore.

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Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Oakland, CA

I worked at Computer Sciences Corp

Pros

CSC is a very large, well established and conservative company. Within their corporate image, they are very accomodating. They have a lot of infrastructure and are very supportive of their core competencies.

Cons

At the same time, they *are* a large, conservative company. If you are *not* deemed within their core profit competency, they are quick to marginalize at the first sign of a downturn. Their bureaucracy is labyrinthine, and very slow to move. They have very little interest in innovation; the company grows its products by acquisition, not R&D.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When you pay for advice, heed it. I was given a chance to attend a Senior Leader's conference in 2006; they had some very respected industry analysts speak to them and advise them on how the market was shifting. The news was not well received, so it was largely ignored in the months that followed.

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    All right, I guess

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    Current Employee - Desktop Analyst
    Current Employee - Desktop Analyst

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    CSC, in Appleton anyway, is very family orientated. Family first. If my child is sick or the school calls, CSC doesn't even question if you have to leave to take care of business. They just tell you to go and take care of it. Sick days and vacation days are accrued and if you don't use them, they carry over the next year. The benefits are very good but the 401K plan is limited.

    Cons

    Downside to working for CSC is that there is no room for advancement unless you are willing to relocate. Starting pay isn't very good. They give annual raises but they aren't all that high either. They want to hire a lot of interns to minimize the amount of pay they give there regular employees. Other downside include bad politics and lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advancement opportunities are very slim at the remote sites. This needs to be increased

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  2.  

    Good opportunities and career growth, but rise to the top will be painfully slow.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I have been working at Computer Sciences Corp

    Pros

    Great benefits and career opportunities. Many different organizations and positions available to jump around in. Very helpful management and peers in my organization. Employee outings and spot awards. Very good with recognition and feedback on your performance. Strong communication between employees, overall great work atmosphere in CSC.

    Cons

    Pay scale is awful, annual performance review is done poorly and contributes nothing to your raise. Raises are given out as a systematic % by corporate and your performance plays virtually no part in this. Lotus Notes and databases are outdated and buggy, support for many of these is severely lacking. Promotions hard to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update some of the internal technology, abandon Project Accelerate.

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