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CSC Interview Questions

Updated 11 Jul 2018
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    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Falls Church, VA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CSC (Falls Church, VA (US)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Began with telephone screen by recruiter, 20 minutes of discussions about career aspirations and reasons for leaving current position, followed up in 2 weeks with in-person interview with 2 managers of consulting organization, about 40 minutes a piece. Was surprised that interview did not include a lot of discussion of my background and experience nor any discussion of job expectations and requirements, conversation mostly about nature of consulting market, competitive differentiators of CSC, and evolution of CSC consulting group. I was asked for my questions at multiple times (make sure you have some questions available). Office was typical business, small closed-door offices for managers, cubes for most of the rank/file, it seemed that most staff were off-site (as you would expect serving clients). Was told to wait for position to become available (we don't hire for bench)

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your niche: strategy or HC or business transformation or project management or IT implementation   1 Answer

  2.  

    Configuration Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pensacola, FL (US)
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at CSC (Pensacola, FL (US)).

    Interview

    Typical behavioral based interview questions. Nothing out of the ordinary, didn't really give detail regarding benefits or time off policies when asked.

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Computer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at CSC in May 2013.

    Interview

    Interviewed by 3 people over the phone in a confrence call type setting. They recorded my responsed. Each person asked 3 questions each. The first asked about why they should hire me, and about making mistakes, and finnaly how I deal with stess. A second interviewer asked me about linux commands. Then the last guy asked me If I had questions, so I asked my prepared questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Probably the Linux ones, I didnt expect them at all. Basic stuff, how to change directory, how to find the netconfig.   1 Answer

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    Computer Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at CSC in July 2011.

    Interview

    It has been several years since this occurred. I met with the Director who spent approximately an hour reviewing my resume, asking specific questions concerning my experience. We discussed my education, the length of time that I remained at previous employer (12 years), what the specific position entailed, vacation benefits (negotiated up), and start date. It was a very pleasant experience and I enjoyed the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult or unexpected questions were asked. Very standard interview questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    If you have 3 or 4 weeks of vacation at your current employer, ask for the same.


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    Contract Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at CSC (Chicago, IL (US)) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Hires you without even seeing you to work for someone who doesn't care one bit about you, and doesn't help you or train you for fear of losing his job since they are constantly outsourcing jobs.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Contract Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rensselaer, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at CSC (Rensselaer, NY (US)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Was led into small conference room by executive secretary. Two Software developers asked technical questions for about one hour. Asked detailed questions about technologies I have not worked with in the past 3 or more years. They were looking for how I reasoned. They left the room, the Executive secretary escorted me from the building.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked detailed technical questions about technologies I worked with over 3 years ago.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Was not interviewed by management. When I asked how management was to work with interviewers responded positively but avoided answering the question.


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    Performance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at CSC (Rockville, MD (US)) in March 2008.

    Interview

    The position was for full-time on-site with government client, so the interview process included their management on the panel.

    First, two phone interviews, mostly personality-based, getting to know fit. Third was the on-site with the panel. Mostly get-to-know questions, background, "what are your ideas for this position/where do you see yourself growing and how do you see yourself fitting in here?" Final was face-to-face with two upper management on client side, comparing on-the-job requirements to anything I might have done similarly in the past. Also, some creative theoretical questions which were not directly related to the job, such as "Do you think the UN Secretary General has any real power, or is it a puppet role?"

    Finally, back to CSC HQ a few days later to seal the deal and agree on salary. I gave them a range I was expecting, and to their credit, they did not automatically take the lowest they could offer: they went with the 33% of the range I offered. The internal CSC management I have talked to in the North American Public Sector are largely genuine people who make decisions based on longevity and in order to cultivate a positive morale. They advocate as much and as varied training as we could hope for, and offer an amazing $15,000 per year in educational reimbursements which only requires 12 mos of continuous work for CSC after last reimbursement. They can do this because they know this kind of opportunity increases value and loyalty, and that they are large enough to place us on any career path we seem to be growing towards.

    The in-position raises are fairly small, but making full use of the benefits is more than enough to compensate. If you are unhappy, program managers would rather lose you on their contract but keep you in CSC for the greater good, so they take the hit and look out for opportunities suited to individuals skills and desires.

    CSC is a solid company by any measurement, and is in the midst of re-branding itself. Internal resources are being cleaned up and widened for the benefit of employees.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you feel that the Secretary General of the UN has any real power, or is merely a puppet?   Answer Question
    • As we expand our following of the ITIL framework, what roles do you see yourself filling?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    CSC was giving me a chance at a higher position when I was coming from a different background. Nonetheless, after carefully reviewing what was asked for in the role, we had a very gentlemanly and brief negotiation. I told them my initial range for a position of this type, and was pleasantly surprised to find they had gone above the minimum I required. This was foreshadowing of most gestures. The company has always been very giving and conscientious.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CSC.

    Interview

    CSC hired me from CAMPUS interview .First Written test ,Second round technical Interview and finally HR round

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Basic question on computer programming and logic building with stress on SQL queries and operating system concepts. You must know one language efficiently to code. Develop the ability ot generate sudo code.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Computer Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coventry, CT (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CSC (Coventry, CT (US)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Got a call from a company recruiter who had seen my resume online. Another recruiter emailed me the details. (date, time, hiring manger's name)
    Had a ten minute phone screen with a hiring manager. Asked about what I did at my last job. Was told I would hear from them the next week about a in person second interview. Two weeks later after I had sent a follow up call and email to the recruiter, I got an email rejecting my application.

    Interview Questions


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