CSC - Old School strategy | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for CSC
There are newer employer reviews for CSC

See Most Recent

Helpful (2)

"Old School strategy"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Falls Church, VA
Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Falls Church, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Laid back, less competitive as the median age is more than 48

Cons

conventional style of leadership and bureaucracy

Advice to Management

Get your A game on...it ain't too late

Other Employee Reviews for CSC

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Mediocrity attacks excellence"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement
    Basic exposure to technologies like Active Directory, Exchange, VPN, etc
    It's exceedingly easy work if you put forth just a little effort

    Cons

    The DTC in Coppell is a joke. If you are an IT person, this is not the place to be, maybe spend a year if you're getting your feet wet, but leave as soon as you can. It started off different but gradually became a soul-sucking call center over the years. You are not paid to think or fix things, just reset passwords and cut tickets. I have personally heard operations managers and team leads say they could get monkeys to do the job their team does, make racist comments, ask employees why they don't like them out in the open, and openly fool around with subordinates. People get promoted because they kiss up and schmooze. People get hired with no skills whatsoever because they go to church with the team lead. Meanwhile the brightest techs get picked on because the incompetent managers in charge are afraid of the smart people around them so they look for reasons to bully them and keep them down. Every career move in that center that is not a team lead or manager is a lateral move. They will tell workers sometimes there are no raises this year, but their friends on the team get raises. Then they splurge on a customer service week in October and act like it's all good again. If you want to be told you are not good enough to do a job that is beneath you by people who are in positions they are completely unsuited for - this is where to be. If you appreciate the value of hard work, learning, career advancement, and mutual respect - stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being petty and throwing your little bit of power around like big shots when it's obvious to everyone you are insecure and incompetent. Your employees are what make you look good, but you don't respect them and wonder why there is ridiculous turnover and you constantly fail to meet SLAs and KPIs. You spend more time in meetings pointing fingers and looking at numbers than you do solving problems and working with your teams.


  2. "Professional environment with talented co-workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding resources and flexibility. Involvement in virtually every aspect of information technology . Very competitive salary and benefits. Opportunity to collaborate with talented people across company.

    Cons

    Use of "bull pen" office space for senior people is unsatisfactory. Staff often impacted by low bid - unrealistic work estimates by management borne by staff.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on realistic proposal costing based on prior work vs. a winning target price.

There are newer employer reviews for CSC
There are newer employer reviews for CSC

See Most Recent

Work at CSC? Share Your Experiences

CSC
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or