Software Engr Prof (Current Employee) – Lake Oswego, OR – September 18, 2013
I started with Covansys and later acquired by CSC. Having its own brand and good value and ethics. It is good working in a company with same client for 7 years and I have learned the complete business in supply chain management and gathered healthcare domain knowledge.
Line employees are great. Management leaves much to be desired.
Senior Information Security Engineer (Former Employee) – Newark, DE – March 9, 2016
Company has been focused on increasing it's stock price over the last few years. As a result stock prices have increased, but at the expense of the morale of the employees that make the company what it is. Employees have been been asked to forgo raises while somehow management finds the money to purchase companies to add to the CSC portfolio. I find it odd that folks actually doing the work are asked to sacrifice while the folks making the "decisions" do not. Upper management receive their bonuses while line employees are lucky to receive a sincere pat on the back. This could be a great company. Emphasis on could.
Senior Professional Sales Solutions Analyst (Current Employee) – Irving, TX – February 26, 2016
CSC is a large dynamic company full of great people. Everyone I have worked with has been extremely helpful, dedicated and professional. The company provides a nice balance between work and home life - offering flexible hours and remote work opportunities. However, higher level management constantly changes employee incentive plans and vacation policies - and not always for the better. While raises used to be the norm, they have become a rare occurrence as of late.
On-Site Technical Representative (Former Employee) – Bogotá, CUN – October 30, 2015
This company treats it's employees like they are all crooks and does not stand up for them. If you want a knife in the back come work here.
The pay was good for this site, not sure how CSC stacks up in other locations. The benefits were pretty good. The back and forth on whether you got paid for overtime was confusing. Such argument over such little money.
The management was some of the worst I have ever worked with especially in the USSOUTHCOM AOR (TCSC). Every decision is made not in the employees favor even when it would not hurt the customer.
Bad work place culture if you were not in the in click don't make a suggestion because you will get yelled at. I practically got fired just for suggesting a HelpDesk Management product.
Program Manager / Senior IT Strategy Consultant (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – September 1, 2015
To a large degree, mid-level management that has lingered around within the company for numerous years consists of persons that hinder the progress/advancement of the company as a whole. And, attempts to bring in innovative, forward-thinkers are thwarted by an inability to rid the company of those who either function behind the times or who are unskilled. The innovative, forward-thinkers who do sign-on to the company, normally either leave shortly after arriving or are pushed out of the company by those who feel threatened by them, at the first opportunity they have (when they feel upper-level management is not "watching").
Collector III (Former Employee) – Irving, TX – March 23, 2016
A typical day at work there involved a very high volume of call in which customer were not aware their loans were sold.
I learned to listed to the customer. then after they spoke I explain to them they had a new lein holder and nothing basically had changed.
Management was great if you had a question they were their for you.
My co workers were also very helpful if you needed anything or assistance with faxing documents because the new employees had limited access.
The hardest part of this job was that the portfolio had not been divided yet and you were handling farm account where they only paid once every six months to accounts that were delinquent fro 30 days to 120 days. You were just all over the place with the delinquencies.
The most enjoyable part of the job was everyone was happy here and it made the learning experience a rewarding team effort. I really like working here.
subject to change everyday could be expected/always learning
I would liked to have been hired full time at this job. Overall it was a good place to work and the people were great to work with
Data Entry processor (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, IL – August 12, 2016
I enjoyed the job I had entering data. I learned a lot about the insurance policies as to what is needed before changes happen on the policies. The necessary paperwork needed along with signatures too. If you had any questions you asked and they were great to answer any questions you had. But the hardest part was getting to those places where you needed to ask the questions before they would show you. Once you got the info you were good to go and work till you were content. Management worked with you greatly if you needed time off. It was a fun atmosphere to work with your co-workers. Very clean place to work too.
Worked at your own pace, people worked with were great, very clean environment, decent pay
A great place to grow in experience and responsibility
Principal Program Manager (Former Employee) – Newington, VA – December 30, 2015
CSRA (Formerly CSC) is a very rewarding place to work. There is an open door policy from you immediate supervisor up to and including the CEO. There are plenty of opportunities to expand your career horizon. As in all places this depends primarily on your own initiative. But I found that there was always avenues open for my exploration and advancement.
Great educational possibilities, Forward-looking executives
Senior Manager (Current Employee) – Remote – August 9, 2016
CSC has been executing significant reductions in workforce over the last couple of years. US employees are given a one-day notice and most feel very little job security.
Company performance reported to the market during this same period has been positive but internal communications indicate that business objectives have been missed resulting in an inability to fund bonuses. Raises have also been virtually non-existent. Employee morale has suffered greatly due to these actions and many employees are faced with working long hours to pick up the slack.
On the positive side, CSC and a segment of HPE are merging and have the potential to be an industry leader. Hopefully, this will result in investment in employees and a more positive work environment.
global corporation with steadily improving stock price
continuous cuts in workforce, virtually no raises, no bonuses, low employee morale
Worldwide Trainer for U.S. Military Weapons Simulators
Technical Trainer, Sr. Professional (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – March 21, 2016
I have trained over 1,000 soldiers in the installation, operation, troubleshooting, and diagnostics of a primary small arms simulator platform, throughout the world. I have been doing this for the last 15 years on a contract with the government. Being a military retiree, and having trained over 100,000 Airborne troops, during my career, I get to continue to train military personnel on a daily basis, which is a reward, by itself.
Working with soldiers, active duty, guard, and reserve
The position/work can end with little notice, at the whim of the government.
Sr Systs Analyst/Senior Comp Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 14, 2016
CSC gives a person the the ability to expand their horizons and build on their education and experience. The work place is developmental and always improving to aid the employee and the experience. I would continue to work for CSC if I could, But contracts as they are do change. Although CSC does its level best to either keep you as an employee or assists you in reaching other gainful employment.
Benefits are great. People are great to work with. Knowledgable
Great for learning and entry level, not so great for salary/experienced
Consultant, Programer Analyst (Current Employee) – Municipio de Isabela, PR – August 24, 2016
You arrive, grab the phone, call the client, give any updates on your progress, listen to their new findings annotate new requirements.
Keep programming, create documentation, see no rewards (you need to perform well over 100% to get minuscule performance bonus to your salary, but you do get them), receive email reprimands when you are not to standard, keep programming, call the client, setup meeting, make the company millionaire.
Basically if you start here work hard to improve yourself, educate, get few years of experience and move on quickly.
Decent company that tries to retain it's employees.
Solutions Architect for Ingersoll-Rand (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – June 23, 2016
CSC was a good company to work for and they attempted to turn it profitable after some tough years. During my time there they always attempted to train the employees to keep them current with technology and whenever possible chose alternative methods to layoffs to remain profitable. Unfortunately that could not save me during the recent merger with HP and I'm currently on the market for a new position due to a reduction in force. I have no hard feelings towards the management of the company as they were great to work with and genuinely wanted to make the employees successful. I walked away with an AWS Solutions Architect certification and a severance to help me during my time searching for a new job; if given the opportunity I'd definitely work for them again.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – January 28, 2016
CSC offers flexible hours and is a great place to work if you are concerned with work life balance. The company has a very diverse culture and creates opportunities to grow and even expand into locations all across the US.
Associate Professional System Analyst (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 4, 2016
Anyone who has worked at CSC --- current and previously HATES it there.
This is going to be my honest review. If you meet anyone who has ever worked there, you will hear the same thing. On the interview, they will promise you things and never follow through. I left my previous position because I was advised I would gain more experience in Unix, Archiving, System Admin and there would be continuous training opportunities and classes available. But the truth was this wasn't the case. I sat around for 6 weeks doing nothing because they had issues with obtain access. Either paperwork was submitted on time, at all or not together at one time. For months, I had no clue what I was suppose to be doing. It was never clear what their expectations of you were.
I loved my coworkers, but everyone was under managed and given little direction on what our work was. They fired all the legacy workers that were suppose to train us. They were either let go before we got there or in the middle of our training. Training was then left in complete and you were forced to figure out how to do your job, even if you didn't have access to some of the servers or knew what program they used to generate tickets.
People were thrown on on-call without little noticed and up to weeks at a time. You are not permitted to work from home unless it was approved by a manager and most cases if you were on-call and were up throughout the night, you are expected to drive to the office the following morning. Some people were working up to 50-100 hours with little sleep and if you aren't able to make it in becausemore... you're sick, need a day off because you were working for 10 straight days, or needed to work from home because you were too tired to drive in, they would force you to your sick/vacation time (even if you were working from home).
We weren't permitted to talk to our clients about our need for training on their software.
They instituted a POD system that broke up teams ie. Backups, Windows, Unix, and etc into several groups where everyone had to report to different managers who knew nothing about their teams. So, there would be a Team Meeting for your POD color and then a separate one for your original team which made you report to a manager, a lead, and then a pod manager. You never knew who was suppose to approve your time. You end up attaching multiple people to emails and timecards for approvals.
Managers were also swapped onto different accounts and POD teams. They had no access to your accounts and were basically useless other than being HR reps. In the Pittsburgh office, there is no HR department.
It was a revolving door of employees either quitting from frustration, lack of direction or they were fired. They stated that the building was hold 600 employees, but weren't able to break 150 because of the continuous because people were always leaving. Some weeks up to 10 people would leave while some weeks maybe one person left. The lack of people would put more pressure on the teams that hemorrhaging because of the lack of people, but they were expected to put more hours and do more work without questioned.
There are no promotions nor raise in salary. My trainer worked there for 8 years and never received a raised, but the CFOs and stakeholders would receive their yearly bonuses.
Most client accounts are exempt from the national holiday schedule. So expect to work all but 5 days... Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and New Years Eve and Day.less
No Work from Home, On-Call, Management, Wage, Expectations
CSC was a good experience. If my circumstances were different I believe that this would have been a good launching pad for greater opportunities Call Center Management personnel may have been great at handling calls prior to being promoted. But that in itself does not make for good Team Leads, Trainers or Supervisors. As a whole, they lacked the ability to lead individuals with diverse backgrounds both culturally and professionally. Their inability to motivate and recognized the different employees skill level was blatant and obvious when they interacted with individuals they were not socially aliened with.. As well, their weaknesses and their often failed ability to address their staff with respect and when required sensitivity resulted in a deflated moral. This created an uncomfortable work environment that resulted in most employees feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated.
a line of defense, comfortable friendly admosphere
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – February 23, 2016
A typical day was to supervise background checks, I learned that data entry is very important it could cause a life. the management team is professional and my agents were a pleasure to work with and for. The hardest part of my job was dealing with the diverse types of attitudes and the most enjoyable part of my job was being able to reward my team for a job well done.
that both site managers that was there doing my time frame really cared
the agents that did not care just wanted a pay check
Manager (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – June 28, 2016
Left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. Despite good performance reviews, never got a raise in 8 years of employment. Even after taking over the work of 3 other people they had laid off and did not replace. Only to be laid off myself. They force you to take vacation when they want you to and not when you want to take it. They made managers take 2 weeks off before April 1st this year, prior to accumilating the hours to cover the time off. Many of those managers who got laid off on June 1st, had a negative vacation balance because of this forced action. This meant that they had the negative vacation balance deducted from their last paycheck. I also worked 50 to 60 hours a week for upper management to get their bonuses. Now with at least one analyst saying with the purchase of HP Enterprises an estimated 65,000 will lose their jobs between the 2 companies. Good Luck to anyone that takes the gamble and goes to work for CSC.
Healthcare savings credits
Low pay, no raises, doing the work of numerous people, no appreciation of their employees
I enjoy the team I work with, and the projects we work on together.
Accounts Payable processor (Current Employee) – 200 E. Lies Rd. Carol Stream, IL. 60188 – September 16, 2016
having accepted a lateral move from billing admin to accounts payable processor has been a great experience. i enjoy working with the team in problem solving our daily issues in relation to invoice error and communications with branches and vendors. everyone on the team brings a talent to the group that makes it whole.
opportunity to work in different departments within the company
company is down-sizing staff. Job security concerns.