Nothing surprises me at CSC anymore. Whilst I have respect in Lawrie for saving the company a few years ago he has, regrettably, failed in attempts to reinvigorate it. Sure there have been good acquisitions and an intent to focus on next generation technology but there are 3 fundamental issues that have not been fixed - delivery, sales and growth.
This doesn't require biased assessment from ex employees or disgruntled current employees but just a simple look at the numbers. The sales engine from larger strategic to small sales is broken and the result is almost no pipeline and poor success rates. There is also consistently poor sales leadership across the board.
It's no surprise when delivery is broken and no one knows how to fix it. Even the nearshore and offshore delivery Centres are broken.
Before I bore you all to death the reason is the lack of interest in people. There is no loyalty to staff, almost zero incentives, no empowerment etc. a complete atmosphere of fear pervades. CSC has hired some good but also some very poor people, whose sole contribution has been to reinforce failure. Look at the core markets of US, UK, Germany....shall I go on?
Even if you are successful at Csc you are at risk. Fine but the rewards are not that good.
So before you join, just open your eyes and ask some critical questions. I got lazy and forgot to!