CSC has a rich history stemming back from the late 1800s to help support clients with their compliance issues. CSC, also known as “CSC Global, has since grown into an international firm with offices worldwide. CSC supports clients across industries with a range of compliance-related issues. For example, CSC can support law firms with eRecording and help financial institutions with their filings. This article will share more details on CSC Consulting, including what you could expect for a CSC salary, CSC’s history, CSC’s career paths, and CSC’s culture.
Table of Contents:
- CSC Key Stats
- CSC History
- CSC Careers
- CSC Internship
- Practice Areas
- Office Locations
- Career Path
- Exit Opportunities
- Notable Alumni
- Target Schools
- Diversity Programs
- CSC Culture
- CSC Interview
- CSC Salary
CSC Key Stats
Firm Website: https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/home/
Firm Headquarters: Wilmington, Delaware
Firm Number of Employees: ~2500 employees
Firm Number of Locations: 16 locations worldwide
Firm Chief Executive: Rod Ward
Firm Revenue: Undisclosed
You may be wondering – “what is the CSC history?” Well, CSC has a very rich history. It was founded in 1899 by Josiah Marvel and Christopher Ward who had a mission of simplifying company formations and operations and ensuring companies are compliant. Per the CSC website, the founders wanted “to make business easier and more secure wherever it’s done” (read more here). CSC has grown both domestically and internationally.
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Given the breadth of CSC, there are a plethora of CSC careers and career paths that you can explore. CSC employs more than 2500 people, representing a multitude of roles to be filled. Below please find more information on careers at CSC.
The CSC internship program has been a staple of CSC for the last 10+ years. Within the internship program, interns support CSC’s business needs and also support a charitable project. Interns also partake in skill-building activities to help them grow professionally. You can find more on a CSC Internship here.
CSC’s practice areas correspond to the services they offer clients. Notable services CSC offers include:
- Representation services
- Corporate filings and documents
- Real estate and eRecording
- Entity management
- Outsourced business license services
- Global compliance and corporate secretarial services
- Corporate tax software
- Domain management and brand protection
- Global financial markets
CSC industries are very broad – CSC works across industries and notably serves ~90% of Fortune 500 businesses. CSC has a deep bench of law firm and financial market customers, serving 10,000+ law firm customers and 3,000+ financial market customers.
CSC office locations are global, with CSC having presence in the US, Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. CSC’s European practice is headquartered in London and its Asia Pacific practice is headquartered in Singapore.
Unlike other firms, CSC does not publish specific career paths. However, given it is a larger firm, you should expect opportunities for internal mobility and lateral shifts.
While CSC is a reputable firm and has a rich history, the type of work you may do there is limited and the brand is not as recognizable as an MBB brand. Therefore, you can expect more limited exit opportunities than you would in a more well-known strategy focused consulting firm. In addition, your exit opportunities would be more narrow in terms of the function / type of role than what you would experience leaving an MBB firm or a consulting firm like Deloitte, Oliver Wyman, etc. The reason the exit opportunities are narrower is the work at CSC is a lot more specific and bespoke. For example, if you support Fortune 500 companies with their corporate filings, you will be an expert on these compliance requirements. However, you may not develop the toolkit to tackle a more senior corporate strategy and operations type role. However, if you are passionate about one of the areas in which CSC focuses, it may be a good fit, given CSC’s prominence within the industry and CSC’s brand recognition.
Unlike other consulting firms, CSC does not list out any of its notable alumni on its website.
CSC has ~2,500 US employees based on their LinkedIn. Out of these ~2,500 employees:
- ~250 went to the University of Delaware
- ~130 went to Wilmington University
- ~50 went to Westchester University of Pennsylvania
CSC has a Strategic Equity Alliance to help foster an inclusive community at the firm (e.g., inclusive of different races, ethnicities, and genders).
CSC has 3.6 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor and ~65% of reviewers would recommend CSC to a friend. Notably, reviewers call out the caring people within the firm and the better work life balance and flexibility (e.g., with work from home). However, reviewers at times did not like leadership and wished there were more formal professional development programs (e.g., training programs).
Generally, per Glassdoor, you can expect a lot of fit questions during your interview. For example, be prepared to answer questions like:
- Why CSC?
- Why compliance?
- Why are you interested in x function?
- However, given the interviews may vary pretty drastically, it is always best practice to ask the recruiter what type of interview to expect (technical versus fit).
A CSC consultant is paid about $110,000 a year. Generally CSC focuses on the operations side of the business. As such, it is deeply specialized in the compliance field, and you can expect the salaries at CSC to be lower than broader strategy consulting firms or strong operating consulting firms like McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, etc.
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CSC is a consulting firm with expertise in compliance and has a rich history in that space. If you are interested in working in a broad, generalist consulting firm, CSC may not be a good fit, and you may want to reference more generalist firms. For example, you can see the firm profiles for generalist firms like BCG and Deloitte here and here, respectively. However, if you are interested in compliance, CSC may be a company to further explore given its generally amiable culture and focus on work-life-balance.
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