Ceaseless pressure to reduce costs, cut staff
Account Delivery Lead (Current Employee) – Plano, TX – November 13, 2018
DXC shows good performance quarter-to-quarter primarily through cost and expense reductions, not through new business and growth. I support an account wherein I've had to reduce staff by 10-20% every time the Workforce Reduction (WFR) exercise swung toward my account. Initially it was a quarterly exercise, and we had some fat to trim, but it has been more frequent, monthly and then weekly toward the end of the quarter, and we're constantly being asked to cut deeper. Most accounts are at the point where further cuts will damage the services, and the response from senior leadership is "we don't care," "take the risk," and "go as far as you can without literally breaking the account" (it seems they've taken that qualifier out of their latest communications, and left it at "go as far as you can"). At this stage I'm facing a cost reduction on my account that, just from basic math, requires that I cut half of my team to meet this target. It's discouraging and demoralizing, and even the teams are starting to lose good talent from reductions and attrition as the good ones find better work elsewhere.
Decent healthcare, 401(k) match to the first 5% contributed, unlimited "flexible" vacation time
Pressure to reduce costs, monthly layoffs, job security is nil