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CSC Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  • Work-life balance can be challenging during difficult projects (in 128 reviews)

  • Senior management does not care at all about employees (in 139 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Csc"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great parking, family environment in the break room.

    Cons

    No bathroom breaks. Very strict tardiness policy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good lawyers.


  2. "Optician/ Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optician in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Optician in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CSC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a small family own business so they care about there employees.

    Cons

    There isn't much room for growth in the company only because of the company being small and family owned.

  3. "Mixed and Volatile"

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    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Customers, Global footprint, Autonomy, Salary, People

    Cons

    Poor corporate control, culture of intimidation, lack of cross functional teamwork, limited investment in new biz models, poor partnering culture

    Advice to Management

    Cost cutting, small acquisitions and financial engineering is not a long term strategy unless you gain market share or strategic assets


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Middle Management; Corporate Slightly Out of Touch"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Management Associate in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Document Management Associate in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team members are some of the most kind, loving individuals I work with. I met some of my best friends to this day working at Computer Science Corporation. In fact, my department head at CSC was by far the best boss I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    Hiring process is lengthy, which leads to the company failing SLA's. Temps hired by company are unreliable. Unrealistic expectations set by management weigh heavy on morale of the department. Employees forced to work mandatory 50-hour work weeks in perpetuity, which led to many resigning.

    Advice to Management

    When signing contracts with clients, be sure to set realistic goals and consider the staff you have in place.


  5. "Advisor Legal & Contracts"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    remote work and great team members

    Cons

    instability and lack of communication from leadership


  6. Helpful (12)

    "CSC review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A company that has embraced change. A lot has happened since 2011-12. There were accounting irregularities, previous CEO was let go and new CEO came and did sweeping changes, including trimming middle management fat and getting the company back to profitability. The company is doing major alliances in the cloud space and bought niche companies in order to build competencies across various areas.

    Cons

    Because CSC has bought around 5 companies in one year plus it has announced merger with HPE, this is a period of immense uncertainty. Acquired entities were obviously bought at a premium and so CSC is now squeezing these to recover the costs. Integrations are going on but this is a rough time. Some people have been let go, others have lost their positions, salaries, benefits and power. In the process, company is losing some good talented people and real talent is always costly to recruit and rare to find.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the madness. Instead of focus on cost cutting all the time, put some thoughts and energy on revenue generation by building and selling world class products and services. If frugality is important, please practice what you preach.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Spent way too long here"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Bath, ME
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Bath, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSC (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The team I worked with was great, I made some friends I hope to have forever. I learned a lot while working there.

    Cons

    They do not pay appropriately when they promote from within, I was there for 11 years and was about 50% below the market for my position. They do not have a company culture except for work. There is no work life balance, and very few training opportunities. I got 3 training classes in 10+ years. The company does not value it's employees, it treats them all as replaceable cattle, no one is valued for their experience or knowledge of the environment.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees as people and valuable resources.

  8. "Global Marketing Director"

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    Current Employee - Global Marketing Manager Xchanging for III Years in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Manager Xchanging for III Years in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company - well know brand

    Cons

    Not concerned about employees. Company run from the top levels and no delegation of authority to get things done - which means it's a company that has become very stale with employees who have been there for 15+ years. Good employees leave quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to get to know and review the talent that is acquired instead of assuming that resources who have become stale after so many years know what's best for current market.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "CSC has changed quite a bit over the years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits of a large company. Variety of work. Mix of large and small projects. Access to self paced training. Frequent travel. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Uncertainty. Many management changes in the past few years. Employees shouldering burden of increasing healthcare costs. Salary increases and promotions are regularly put on hold. Benefits seem to be decreasing each year. Personal appraisals tied to group financial goals.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back stability, employee recognition.


  10. "Great for a start; wouldn't stay for long"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professional Programmer Analyst in Isabela, PR
    Current Employee - Associate Professional Programmer Analyst in Isabela, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This place is great for a start.

    CSC University for learning just about everything you can think of, work-related or otherwise.

    Fantastic medical plan basically covers everything you may need.

    Cons

    The medical plan used to be included, now you have to pay for it (not a big deal when it comes to health).

    Management seems to sometimes not listen to their employees.

    Some employees think this is a high school instead of a professional workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Have at least some minimal knowledge of the project you manage...


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