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I worked at CSRA full-time (More than 10 years)
I worked for CSC (then CSRA after the SRA buy out) for 14 years. With CSC I had a fabulous experience. The management throughout the corporation was amazing, supportive, and worked to promote from within. Communications bilaterally and up/down the chain was fantastic and promotions were regularly given. Locally, I was able to provide incentives to my teams and once the bonus program was installed, I was able to recognize top performers and teams that excelled. Contracting, sub-contracting, HR, and corporate leadership were all available.
Would have stayed there forever except for the buyout by SRA
When SRA took over, they laid off CSC personnel left and right (which was horrible to experience). Being bought out by a company that was in default, nearing bankruptcy, and already placed with a holding company - then putting those same leaders in place was a collosal slap in the face to all of us. Laying off the folks at corporate the way they did was another slap in the face. Local leadership faltered under this tumultuous time and while our teams were able to continue to produce, the hits just kept on coming, and folks were notified right before Christmas that their jobs were being terminated. Others showed up to work , were greated by security and told to turn in their badges and their secretaries would bring them their belongings. As soon as the secretaries complied, they were then told to go clean out their desks. It was, as I said, a very unprofessional time and a sad statement of fact on how such a great company, like CSC, took it in the shorts through SRA's merger and management. I hope, that GDIT does a better job of it than SRA did. The old CSC was a great place to work and the culture was fantastic.
Advice to Management
I don't know GDITs culture, but what made CSC such a great place to work was the integrity of the staff at all levels. They said what they would do, then did what they said. There were no promises made that weren't kept. Leaders were empowered. Program Managers who ran teams that successfully delivered were able to provide incentives to those teams. DO NOT go back to the process where only the top 1% or 2% are allowed raises, that was totally unfair. In a large team environment, everyone is responsible for the success of the team, even the lowliest position has merit when that job has to get done. A team rises or falls based on the tempo and leadership, give your leaders the ability to lead by providing them with the tools and support they need to succeed. Best of luck to GDIT - you have some great folks on board and I hope you all grow together.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CSRA (Columbia, MD) in September 2013.
It was strictly a phone interview, no in person interview. Interview lasted no more than 10-15 minutes. Was interviewed by an HR person as well as a developer team lead. I received an offer from a CSC recruiter within a couple hours of the interview.
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