CSC Employee Reviews about "layoff"
48% would recommend to a friend
(188 total reviews)
51% approve of CEO
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- "I am able to work remotely when needed and there if a good work/life balance." (in 431 reviews)
- "some good people and friends." (in 339 reviews)
- "Benefits were good at the time (around 2003) and # of sick days were generous." (in 245 reviews)
- "work culture is good and satisfactory" (in 169 reviews)
- "Flexible timings and work from home." (in 166 reviews)
- "Poor management who were continually obsessed with the 'bottom line' rather than what was needed." (in 413 reviews)
- "2. Low salary and Hike." (in 216 reviews)
- "Managers have nil technical skills." (in 154 reviews)
- "No training class nor material and when you voice a concern they tell you to deal with it and get over it" (in 133 reviews)
- "Frequent layoffs of personnel as the company constantly reorganizes to reduce it's cost structure." (in 107 reviews)
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- 2.028 May 2017Principal Program ControlFormer EmployeeRemote, OR
Great people in the organization, excluding the Sales team, despite all the layoffs. My manager was excellent, always shielding us from questionable and constantly changing management directives.
Went through countless rounds of layoffs over 13 years (and various positions) before I got my turn. They were always looming, and it created a dismal work environment. They would rarely invest in technology solutions, preferring to overload remaining employees to be the glue between disparate systems. I've heard they are continuing to thin the heard in the US, continuing to push for outsourcing to cut expenses. Short sighted moves that likely won't pay off.4
- 1.015 Jun 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsMableton, GA
Large Environment, Most Co-workers are great to work with. Was a great place to work about 8 years ago
Poor Management, They cut labor to ridiculous levels and provide huge workloads, consistently lie to employees, Zero to none for pay increases. Provide zero to no acknowledgements for any above average efforts and the Layoff all the time- Would not recommend to anyone1
- 3.04 Mar 2013Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Some of the people there were great to work with.
The company as a whole doesn't appreciate ther workers. They have a lot of layoffs and then huge hires just to layoff people gain.1
- 2.08 Sept 2016Platform Lead/Supervisor OperationsFormer Employee
CSC has a lot of potential opportunities for employees as it is a very large company supporting technology for many clients. Salaries are average to good with decent benefits.
Frequent layoffs of personnel as the company constantly reorganizes to reduce it's cost structure. This has been going on for longer than I worked there with each management team having a different take on how to do it. Management is very focused on making their numbers, often without concern as to impact to employees or clients. Although opportunities exist, the company does not make it easy to pursue them. 50+ hour work week are required just to keep up with workload.5
- 1.023 Sept 2016Senior ConsultantFormer Employee, less than 1 yearWashington, DC
Difficult to come up with any except Pay was OK. Benefits mediocre - they use the AON Health Exchange
Simply the most psychotic environment I've ever been in. The 'merger' with HPE Services (formerly EDS) is evidently leading to waves of thousands of layoffs. I knew one person who came off a successful engagement and was laid off the very next day. North American Consulting is taking the brunt of the massive arbitrary reductions evidently because other countries simply don't allow such. Many talented people who were recently hired were laid off without warning - more likely due to contractual requirements in the HPE Services 'Merger'. This has created a spooky culture of 'who's going to die next?!' - which includes management all the way up. I watched numerous talented managers simply quit and go elsewhere because they could not stomach the carnage. Same for very talented consultants. The CEO is on a 'digital transformation' binge and core business areas are being left in the dust and creating angry customers who are switching to more professional and reliable consulting organizations. People are laid off with no warning and it has had a chilling effect throughout the company. There's a general feeling that no valuable leadership is in place in North America.9
- 1.02 Mar 2016Portfolio ManagerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsBath, ME
Lots of talented people on the ground.
In my last stint with the company, there was a 125% turnover rate with management. That means every management role had turned over, on average, more than once in a 3 year period. Project managers beware! Often people are brought on as contractors, then not given work (and therefore not paid). There was little to no standardization or guidance. The turnover rate for project managers in three years was well over 200%, meaning for every project manager role, it turned at least twice in three years. It's rough on people and on their families. In the four years I was with the company, three years had frozen salaries for everyone but middle and upper management, many of whom got substantial bonuses. Culture is caustic. Moves are often made with no regard to the employee. They go through cycles of layoffs every few years when they feel like they need to reduce costs. There is no emphasis on employee growth. There is plenty of accountability built into systems that mean revenue, but none built into employee growth. The priorities here are obvious. The company expected 44+ billable hours from employees until they got sued. Compare that to most companies (32-36 hours most of the time) and it's pretty lackluster. Where I worked, revenue was generated by billing time. When one middle manager didn't like where revenue was at, he threatened to shut down all non-billable codes, including those for sick time, training, jury duty, etc. There was lots of yelling and intense demands given from middle and upper management. There was little/no on boarding. People are just told to 'figure it out' and if they fail, they fail. Everything takes forever to get approved. Upper management insists on approving everything from cell phones to travel, often taking weeks if not months. There's no visibility with where requests are and they often just go unfulfilled. When you reach out to say you're struggling, get ready to get laid off! I witnessed multiple unethical moves made by middle management looking to settle scores, especially picking on those saying they were struggling with the stress of the job.2
- 2.023 Jun 2016Senior Project ManagerFormer Employee
The fellow employees will bend over backwards to get stuff done or refer you to the right people. You can work from home. You have many opportunities to work with different clients and technologies. Changing which account you work is like changing jobs because they have their own tool sets, environments, processes, staff and etc. So you don't get in a rut.
Work force reductions are constant so always feed the axe hanging over you. No such thing as a 40 hour week, too much work and many different time zones. Never have the resources you need to get stuff done. The organizational changes and layoffs make finding who is responsible for delivering a service difficult. Not unusual for upper management to make meetings very uncomfortable with terse remarks, yelling and changing the requirements. Every improvement is tied directly to workforce reduction.4
- 3.04 Nov 2016Systems AdministrativeFormer EmployeeRemote, OR
Decent pay, decent benefits. AE and line of service managers were great. Really didn't feel like I worked for Csc I worked out of the clients office. As long as everything was up and running didn't hear from big CSC. That could be a positive or a con.
Took away vacation accrual my last year with them. Didn't have a good eval system, seemed like it was just a tic in the box for managers, I was just a number on their spreadsheets. Always heard rumors of layoffs and employees being on the chopping block. They recently had a merger with HP so was looking to layoff thousands of employees. CSC was always going through changes the entire time I was there.1
- 2.09 Mar 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Benefits are on par with other large companies
Management does not care about employees No raises have been given out in years CEO's tact over the years is toward massive layoffs and offshoring to cut costs