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"happy for the most part"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Functional Analyst in Chantilly, VA
Current Employee - Senior Functional Analyst in Chantilly, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

large company so more opportunities to advance or move elsewhere; don't have to deal with the insecurities of small companies

Cons

large company so recognition is something you have to work harder to earn/achieve

Advice to Management

better understanding of the relevance of IT certifications in today's job market - extend tuition reimbursement benefits to cover cert training

Other Employee Reviews for CSC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Promise unfulfilled: The story of CSC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are many good people who work at CSC and once you build a network of associates you can get a lot done. If you do not have a good network it is hard to be successful. CSC has recently gone to a semi vertical structure, focusing on key industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare and to a lesser degree manufacturing. That gives a better approach to clients and offerings.

    Another good reason is you do get recognized for technical capabilities. Strong technical skills are given good recognition and some benefit. CSC is growing so there are opportunities especially in some of the newer industries and the consulting practice can offer good employment and salaries,

    Cons

    The senior leadership is the main downside. first it is too inbred, there is not enough talent from outside and the senior executives, for the most part, lack knowledge of their customers business. The organization of the company into separate "Lines of Business" creates internal competition, there are multiple P&L's so there is a lot of internal competition and a lack of teamwork at the executive level is minimal. There is a lot of conversation amongst manager but it primarily the gathering of competitive business intelligence to be used for your own purposes not for the overall benefit of the company. CSC goes to market in a very fragmented way and the customers quickly discover this and have to force CSC into delivering the best value and people.

    The strategy is very predictable every year. 1. No travel 2. Managed vacations (forcing people to take vacations to shift financial responsibility from one accounting code to another. 3 Layoff's. Happens every year like clockwork

    Advice to Management

    One P&L, one face to the market and resolve to bring in outside skills to beef up the industry insights. The CRE's, in many cases, are retreaded consulting sales people who add little value and market insights. Mike Laphen has the right ideas but he needs to be more decisive and demand leadership, not just hitting cost cutting targets. Sit down and make the tough decision once, not nibble away at it. Decide what business you are in; Outsourcing, System Integration, Consulting, offshoring, etc and be really good at that not mediocre at all of them


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Can do better in client contracts"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Newark, DE
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you can work remotely, it's a big plus. Not all contracts allow working remotely though. If you are a good networker, that can help ensure your employment with CSC, because once a contract goes away, if you have a good reputation, you should be able to get work.

    Cons

    They will pile on an obscene amount of work if you don't know how to push back.

    Advice to Management

    Write better contracts. Do some more research on the potential client and not be depended on extra professional services to make our profit. Let's make sure the potential client has the cash to spend on extra work.

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