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CSC UK Reviews

Updated 11 April 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 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (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. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid!"

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

    I worked at CSC UK full-time

    Pros

    - Decent salary
    - Somewhat interesting work
    - Decent people but extremely low morale

    Cons

    - No bonuses or promotions
    - Constant threat of redundancies
    - Low morale
    - Constantly changing expectations
    - High pressure and stress
    - No support from management
    - Over utilised
    - Internal training only
    - No company events - Christmas party axed etc.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees!


  3. Helpful (3)

    "CSC"

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

    Pros

    Great people to work 'with'

    Cons

    Abysmal people to work 'for'.
    Training budgets promised one month then cancelled next to achieve cost cuts.
    Interesting work always 'cherry-picked' by the butt-kissers.
    Annual performance appraisal is a 'tick-in-a-box' exercise and serves no real purpose except to fuel the next round of redundancies.
    Very little internal movement or promotion prospects.
    Constant threat of redundancy.
    No salary increases for > 5 years.
    Chief Execs exhibit the worst kind of personal capitalism by paying themselves massive bonuses but constantly claiming targets have not been met to enable workforce bonus payments.
    AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS !

    Advice to Management

    Hurry up and bleed the company dry then move on to your next mutual corporate carve up as the down-trodden workers will still be here to pick up the pieces.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Laughable"

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

    Pros

    Some truly outstanding talent ( but organisation too thick to realise it )
    Travel ban meant work from home 5 days a week - what's not to like ?
    The organisation has done a great job lining the pockets of the senior management
    Little else to commend it as it crashes into HPE to make a bigger tin and ...errr something else provider

    Cons

    Little support from senior management - constatnt barrage of cutting costs and increasing revenue regardless of quality of service
    Disdain for customers - the US management just couldn't give a damn about UK customers which UK businesses wont forget
    Difficult to square if you want to do a good job for your clients

    Advice to Management

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear what a fine mess you gotten us into - hope you can enjoy your $$$ bonuses unlike the people in the trenches.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Just don't"

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

    I worked at CSC UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The colleagues. When they weren't constantly being made redundant or leaving due to poor management.
    I'm struggling to think of any but have to put 20 words minimum...

    Cons

    Redundancy after redundancy after redundancy. And they can't even get that right.
    Business decisions made purely to satisfy shareholders without a thought given to contractual obligations or customer service and leaving staff to manage the consequences without any support. Overcrowding in offices so you have to share your small desk with 3 others.
    Little to no communication around business changes.
    Penalising staff members with mental illness.
    Dishonesty around redundancy process.
    I'm struggling to think of positive.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. You're running a business, not a concentration camp.
    Value the people that work with you - learn the difference between being a boss and being a leader.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lost cause."

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

    Pros

    You get paid once a month.

    Cons

    Total lack of strategy other than reduce costs to hit good share price and get massive bonus for Mike Lawrie!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Destined to disappear"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Aldershot, England
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Aldershot, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSC UK full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some talented people at CSC, but they're not in the ranks of the senior management. Salaries on the way in seem competitive, but there's not much progressions.

    Cons

    Company being stripped bare, cutting staff numbers and costs to shore up the share price. Devastating to morale.
    The company has now got rid of so many staff that it is unable to staff bids effectively, so proposals are going out half-baked. In the event that business is won, it is unlikely that there will be sufficient staff to deliver on the promises.
    I do not see that merging with (similar) HP ES is going to improve on this prognosis.

    Advice to Management

    Take the money and run. Oh, you are doing ...


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Project Manager"

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

    I worked at CSC UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good range of benefits, including the option to purchase additional holiday, sick days and health insurance.

    - Worked with some good professionals, who were happy to provide advice.

    Cons

    - Payrises aren't delivered when promised
    - Graduate training was limited, and even culled in 2017
    - Constant travel bans
    - Customers hated CSC
    - Constant redundancies, leading to a negative culture, and affecting project delivery
    - A total lack of leadership
    - Equipment that's not fit for purpose
    - Insincere corporate communication
    - Americans.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "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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