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"Great place to work for"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Applications Support in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Applications Support in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great company esp for people who have IT experience and are going to school. Great benefits esp tuition re imbursement. Probably one of the best in this area (DMV) and I have worked for companies like ManTech, CACI, Serco and out of all of them, CSC is the best.

Cons

I don't know of many cons other then with contracts, they might end however I have came accross people who have been working for CSC for 20 plus years so I think if yours end, you probably can find another one within the company

Advice to Management

Dont loose good employees, why hire new when you can move the ones you already have. So if a project ends, move the good ones to a new one.

Other Employee Reviews for CSC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "misguided re-structuring"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSC full-time

    Pros

    streamlined org (cut out some layers). Clarified brand and core businesses externally, clarified organizational structure WRT responsibility and accountability to public.

    Cons

    process is not transparent, as they publicly state. They have re-orged, but have not figured out how to operate -- horizontals with verticals, managing P&L responsibility with 2 orgs taking credit, successfully running a horizontal that takes responsibility for resource management, etc

    Advice to Management

    People are your most important asset. Practice what you preach.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of untapped potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CSC has many excellent employees. If the company could use them effectively, giving them the support and nurturing that they need to succeed and to grow, CSC could be a dynamo. Also, the pay is good. Unfortunately, the best people can't be kept at a place with pay alone.

    Cons

    Sadly, CSC is bound up in red tape, backward technology and regressive thinking on workforce management. The CSC mentality is to load people with more and more work and expect it all to get done. 60-80 hour weeks are perfectly normal; in fact CSC consciously idolizes and rewards insane hours with no concern for the negative effects of this. CSC generally has very little concern for employee welfare, and very little concern about burnout or work/home balance. Extensive travel requirements are paired with a nit-picky and red-tape-oriented process for reimbursement. Project leadership varies widely in quality; sometimes it's quite excellent, sometimes it's so-so, sometimes the leaders have no idea what they're doing and don't listen well to those on their team who do know. Also, while CSC has tried very hard to master the art of controlling customer expectations, they have not tamed that beast yet. Scope creep is very much the norm, and no one at CSC seems to know how to prevent it.

    Recently with the reorg, benefits have taken a huge hit, and salaries could be next.

    Advice to Management

    The best people are by far the most important. CSC needs to do what it takes to recruit and keep this top talent, and it can't do this by cutting employee-facing costs and working them 60-80 hours every week. Unless CSC wishes to be in a race to the bottom on price, the emphasis has to be on growth paired with excellent delivery, and this is fueled by having the best talent.

    This will require a significant change in culture. The current culture is that employees are cookie-cutter resources, while paying lip-service to the importance of staff. I hope that CSC does increase its competitive edge, but I am skeptical that this is realistic or possible without huge energy from the top and a significant management reorg.

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