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CSC UK Reviews

Updated 16 February 2017
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CSC UK President & Chief Mike Lawrie
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Pros
  • If lucky enough, flexible working (in 11 reviews)

  • Great expenses policy, great work life balance, probably best hourly rate in the industry (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay rises and bonuses are non existent (in 14 reviews)

  • Constant round after round of redundancies (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "NOTTHE PLACE IT USED TO BE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Preston, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Preston, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSC UK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent bunch of people to work with - in fact, a great team spirit for years.
    Fairly flexible working conditions
    Package of perks - health insurance, ability to buy extra holidays etc

    Cons

    Constant round of redundancies is undermining everyone's confidence. "Will it be me next?"
    Senior management don't appreciate the staff they have and are acting under orders to cut numbers, regardless of resulting inability to complete targets etc on time for clients.
    Incredibly low morale as a result of the above which in itself leads to low productivity
    No pay rises for at least three years.
    UK led by a bunch of Americans whose sole interest is the share price which is obtained at the expense of staff numbers.
    CSC/HPE merger seen by everyone as a further way of cutting numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more work - what are the sales teams doing? Why are their prices not competitive and as a result we are losing out on bids?


  2. "CSC is a good workplace overall to work in."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Storage Services Engineer in Blackburn, England
    Former Employee - Storage Services Engineer in Blackburn, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSC UK (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company vision. Working towards updating technologies,.

    Cons

    Could do with improvement on opportunities and training during work.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep key people, give them a reason to stay.


  3. "Dreadful place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSC UK full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Good clients
    Nice bunch of people at the delivery level

    Cons

    Constant round after round of redundancies.
    No pay rises.
    Little opportunity for progression.
    Greedy senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Leave, take your bonus and give someone the opportunity who actually has talent grow the company rather than merely asset stripping to line your personal pockets, aka the Phoenix consortium that tore down Rover cars.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Uncertainty all the time with salaries misaligned to job description or assignments"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSC UK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Plenty hands on experience can be gained
    Good training collateral
    Good resources (those who are left after all the redundancies)

    Cons

    Constant headcount reductions causing delivery delays
    Constant uncertainty
    Staff morale is at an all time low
    Salaries not at the correct level for roles being performed
    Higher management too focused on meeting unrealistic targets given by CEO causing a lack of man management

    Advice to Management

    I hope all these changes over the years are actually going make a difference for the future of this company. As this company has a lot of potential.

    Offshoring is not the answer, it may look better for the finances but it will affect delivery for projects.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Another round of redundancies to end all redundancies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSC UK full-time

    Pros

    After 13 years the only thing you can say is you have a salary that's it. Deskilled, demotivated, faced with constant insecurity, under-valued particularly by the new structure, unimaginative, American driven race to the bottom.

    Cons

    sole destroying, company managers regurgitating the American dictat shamelessly this company is still asking it's employees if we will recommend it to your friends and family perhaps Lawrie & co are really that clueless and removed.
    Management bullying happening on accounts that have and are struggling to be profitable, blame is always placed on the employees shoulders for contractual gaffs made by CSC over the years with their clients.
    Constant gagging of UK-EF employees and the Union (Unite)

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for your actions.
    You brought us this 'POD model' now stop forcing employees to be your mouth piece as part of their appraisals for your hierarchical incompetence.
    Leading not dictating, listening not gagging those trying to represent your workers in. Meetings, honesty not faux commitment to 'Ethics', actually be ethical for a change instead of covering your behind whilst trying to stretch countries employment laws to the extreme breaking point for your own Corporate greed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Account General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSC UK full-time

    Pros

    Nothing to recommend this organisation

    Cons

    Constant redundancy, confused strategy, process that does not work, offshoring 90% of roles and no consideration for customer satisfaction.

    employees are chattels to Mike Lauries stock market games

    Advice to Management

    start caring about your customers and stop feathering Mike Lauries pockets by playing stock market games with customers and employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    "CSC Consulting- The honest truth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Aldershot, England
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Aldershot, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSC UK full-time

    Pros

    Good travel expense benefits- when there is no travel ban
    Get paid to sit at home on the bench
    If you are prepared to suck up to certain management you will get roles.

    Cons

    too many managers
    no training
    bench is too big
    no work
    no pipeline
    some managers want the people they manage to fail
    too focused on billability
    no training or development
    alot of clients hate us
    too busy with upcoming merger and it seems we are being shaped to be sold off/
    Consulting staff getting made redundant
    Lots of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    treat your associate consultants as your future, invest in their training and development and actually give them support.


  9. "STAY WELL AWAY FROM CSC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England
    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSC UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer reasonable benefits such as extra holiday. There's absolutely no other pros of CSC. Everyone is putting in for redundancy, suppose you'd think that would mean us juniors get bumped up the career ladder!

    Cons

    This company is absolutely ridiculous. I joined as a trainee and was provided with a second hand laptop and left to just 'get on with it'! I had absolutely no direction of where my career could lead, how the company actually operated or what services/products they actually sell. Very low morale, feels like your in a prison most of the time. The buildings falling apart and the staff are absolutely miserable. Air conditioning is either freezing cold or boiling hot and when I asked to move desks which was denied and I was told simply 'just something you have to deal with'. Low pay, no pay rises for three years, no training, ridiculous mess of a new POD system which sounds like it was dreamt up by a 10 year old. Ienhance, iaction - this is not a flipping iPod! Data centres in the south east of the U.K. apparently had hundreds of employees at one point, now there's around 10 there....all due to outsourcing offshore. The office I work in feels like some time warp, a mix between a prison and a military camp from the 1990s. Don't even get me started on the damn processes relating to itil, we now have a system for logging tickets based on tickets that have already been logged on other ticketing systems, absolutely daft. Avoid this company.

    Advice to Management

    Increase everyone's pay 20k each, rebuild all offices or rent office space, get rid of all current processes and start all over again and move all relevant employees into the same office, UNIX and WINTEL should be in the same building for collaboration purposes when dealing with incidents and projects.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Aldershot, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Aldershot, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSC UK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people on the accounts, multiple sectors and job variety

    Cons

    Management in theUs focused on the share price - management in the UK focused on preserving their own empires. Annual round of redundancies stripping the experience from the company

    Advice to Management

    start treating you staff as resources to be valued rather than simple units of production


  11. "In a Steady Decline"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Aldershot, England
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Aldershot, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working.
    Friendly and helpful colleagues.
    Flexible benefits package.

    Cons

    No career path.
    Most colleagues I was working with were aged 50+. They would freely admit that they are waiting for retirement or redundancy.
    No bonus payments.
    Minimal or no pay rises.
    Frequent redundancy programmes and re-organisations.
    Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Most managers who have the skill or desire to make a positive change have fled for a better career.
    For those who remain, I would advise they stop promising unachieveable delivery dates to keep customers happy in the short term.



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