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CSC UK Reviews

Updated 4 July 2017
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Pros
  • CSC are a flexible employer, who accommodate occasional working from home to assist in home life issues, like medical apps (in 17 reviews)

  • If lucky enough, flexible working (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor promotion prospects - no annual pay-rises (in 15 reviews)

  • Constant round after round of redundancies (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Once an excellent employer, like Woolworths"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home-based working
    Excellent colleagues to interact with

    Cons

    Endless rounds of redundancies
    Terrible morale
    Poor promotion prospects - no annual pay-rises
    Appraisal process that encourages climbing on colleagues backs
    Constant cost saving initiatives that prevent effective working

    Advice to Management

    Constantly shrinking to reduce cost does nothing to solve the underlying problem that management cannot win contracts. Massive offshoring of government contracts funded by UK taxpayers is unlikely to earn you new business.


  2. "Big multi-national with weak leadership and low morale"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Configuration Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Configuration Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company and allowed to purchase additional holidays.

    Cons

    A lot of unnecessary stress with redundancies ongoing for more than 5 years. The leadership team dont have a credible vision. The company has been lurching from one idea to the next without making real headway. Ideas from the knowledge workers are not listened to and overall it feels like a few people at the top trying to squeeze as much out of the company as they can while it is still afloat. The hero culture is rewarded but doing the right thing is not.

    Advice to Management

    Get a credible vision and empower knowledge workers to add value by decentralising decision making and rewarding the correct behaviours.


  3. "Company completely lost the plot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Working from home supported

    Cons

    Senior Management only interested in themselves and their career
    No training or personal development
    CEO only cares about short term issues
    Ridiculous amount of redundancy programmes


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not The Giant It Once Was"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Decent Flex Package
    - Decent Pension scheme

    Cons

    - Complex Management Structure previously
    - Some really horrible Managers -


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid!"

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    • 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!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "CSC"

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    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.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Laughable"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Just don't"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "NOTTHE PLACE IT USED TO BE"

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    • 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?


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

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    • 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.


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