Thread regarding CSC layoffs

Serious advice for a young graduate at CSC

I am a young Graduate at CSC and joined the company almost 5 months ago. Seems like I joined in the middle of a sh-- storm.

I haven't been working on anything particularly exciting and most importantly I don't feel like I've added much value during my time here. I have been actively networking with people around the company looking for potential opportunities. However it seems like everyone is more concerned with their own stuff and it's been dead end after dead end. It's an extremely weird time with the merger, the layoffs and the end of Q4 coming up.

My question to you all is - is it worth staying and riding out the storm? On paper the merger should bring about more opportunities for people like me. But I can't wait around for 2 years for everything to settle down.

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Post ID: @OP+LwbhvQD

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Get the hell out while you can....not a progressive company to work for, no pay increase, no training anf they'll want 60 hours a week out of you for bugger all pay...YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

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Post ID: @Wmui+LwbhvQD

I worked for CSC until 2012 when I took VR. My advice is to leave. The company don't value you and will get rid of you as soon as they find someone cheaper. They are an immoral, exploitative company. The only people who seem to do well are those at the top.

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Post ID: @5xeq+LwbhvQD

I do recommend taking a look around at your alternative outsides of and within CSC (Career Portal - there are a handful of jobs out there).

If some alternatives highlight gaps - TAKE ADVANTAGE of the training on CSC University. There is a wealth of material out there (and the web through companies like Udacity round out any gaps).

Use this to make a plan for exit. Unfortunately the company is a long way from the days where mentoring was stronger (although good mentors do still exist in the company).

On a closing note - when I joined in the 90s, it was chaos of a different nature back then. We hired so many people that some of us would spend months looking for 'exciting' things to do - it can happen.

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Post ID: @4rrb+LwbhvQD

Dear Young Graduate...

Leave this dispicible company at your earliest convenience.

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Post ID: @1jrq+LwbhvQD

Graduates? You are the future of CSC, the untapped onshore resource of people paid lower than offshore. You are being specially spared the great cull and I can't see that that will change after April either.

Unless you have grand ideas about earning 100k in your first 6 months, you might learn something by hanging around, assuming you are happy to be a survivor of a massacre.

I'd say if you can stand the stress, hang in there if you aren't working in a job rich area like the City of London (which I doubt you are, CSC only has places in backwaters now)

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Post ID: @1jpr+LwbhvQD

Use it as a stepping stone to another job. Companies like CSC have no loyalty for their employees. Jumping from job to job is now the norm, and is no longer a red flag.

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Post ID: @1oli+LwbhvQD

Some serious advice here....This company has been in a downward spiral since Lowery became CEO in 2012 . No raises, training or bonuses since then. After four years you would think it would get better but it hasn't. It never will get any better because the goal is not to create new and innovative products, it's to keep the share price up through huge reductions in employee benefits and stock buybacks. The reason you keep hitting dead end after dead end is because people are fearful of losing their jobs and are doing everything they can to hang on. The last thing they want to have happen is to be replaced by a younger and cheaper resource. This is not a healthy environment and it's only going to get worse. People should be mentoring you, not turning you away. Those first few years in a job are critical and will set the tone for the rest of your career. Find a decent company and move on, 10 years from now when you look back on your experience here you'll be glad you did.

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Post ID: @1hze+LwbhvQD

You answered your own question - "dead end after dead end". Your young apparently....don't invest your time here! (20 year employee)

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Post ID: @pby+LwbhvQD

Get out. Join the IT Dept of a company that does not deliver IT as it's core business. Outsourcing and services is about delivering cheap service cheaply. You want job satisfaction, get out

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Post ID: @fzv+LwbhvQD

LOL - this company is a s hole and will absolutely only get worse. The 1st 6 months post merger are going to be a cluster and then there will be another reorg. You're young. Get out as quickly as you can. My advice....use Glassdoor to find a company that actually values its employees. CSC pre and post merger will never give a f about you.

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Post ID: @hqm+LwbhvQD

I am in the UK. Working in the Healthcare sector

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Post ID: @vdb+LwbhvQD

It depends on what country you're in. If you are a US-based employee then there is cause for concern. Hard to give any more specific advice since we don't know what country you're in or division that you work for.

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