TASC Reviews

Updated 19 April 2015
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TASC President and Chief Executive Officer John Hynes
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Pros
  • Very good benefits, flexible work schedule (in 7 reviews)

  • TASC also recognizes work-life balance is important to employee retention (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Since the divestment from Northrop Grumman TASC has lost its identity (in 12 reviews)

  • The actions of the owners and senior management speak louder than their words (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Excellent Opportunities if you seek career growth, but you have to be proactive in finding opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent working environment and strong technical peers

    Cons

    Cross company outreach for opportunities, employees need to be proactive in their career growth however lots of opportunities to do so.

  2. TASC, Inc. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good management, good pay & benefits. TASC was a private corporation, not a publicly traded corporation.

    Cons

    TASC was acquired recently by Engility. Not sure where things are headed but Engility is now a publicly traded company and does not pay a dividend.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good TASC people, they are the ones that satisfy the customer.

  3. Enjoyed my time with TASC and the team I worked with.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer V in Aurora, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer V in Aurora, CO (US)

    I worked at TASC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and management when I was there.
    Very good compensation and benefits.
    People in my group were exceptional professionals from the admins to fellow engineers
    Excellent training benefits
    Consistent Fair regular reviews and feedback
    East coast managers and team were inclusive even when some of us were cross country.

    Cons

    Was remote from the east coast organization which made it impossible to attend any internal professional training without impacting my customer.
    Segments of the IT infrastructure didn't work well for remote employees and it sometimes made it difficult to participate or contribute in a meaningful manner.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Some good people to work with, but team as a whole lacks cohesion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at TASC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Although paid time off is limited TASC provides a flexible schedule to maximize the paid time provided. Depending on the customer a team member supports this could also include opportunities to work remote. In general a good group of professionals to work with. Most team members work well with others and managers are cordial and interested in the success of each team member. TASC has made some progress in realigning discrepancies between company office employees and customer site employees by providing same amount of time off to both groups. Compensation tends to be in line with industry, but can be diminished by a lesser benefits package.

    Cons

    On site management lacks skills at team management and team advocacy. On site management also provides engineering support so that professional tasks and people management concerns compete for time. On site management leadership known to punish entire team for misconduct of individual team member. Depending on the role of a team member responsibilities may be vaguely defined and poorly understood by management. As a result management has neither knowledge and/or time to adequately address team member concerns. Low bid contract hinders advancement and raises within the same team. Minimal paid time off.

    Advice to Management

    Train customer site management and team on team management and advocacy. More team building events that involve the whole team in an inclusive manner. Include team awareness as to what each team role involves so that team mangers and individual team members understand what each role contributes and can effectively support one another.

  6. A good company

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at TASC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, good work, nice facilities

    Cons

    Government contractor; work tasks are irregular and can be repetitive when government bosses change their minds too often. Limited vacation time, no sick time.

    Advice to Management

    find some way to improve fun and camaraderie. More vacation time.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Awful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The only perk is it pays well.

    Cons

    Awful people in a cutthroat environment.

  8. Spinning My Wheels and Getting Nowhere Fast

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    TASC has great benefits, They are especially generous with educational assistance, whether going for a degree, certificate or a certification. However, since the recent acquisition by Engility, I expect the benefits will likely take a deep cut. From what I've heard, Engility's benefits are not nearly as robust as TASC's.

    Cons

    I have worked for TASC nearly 3 years and am YET to receive my first raise. I have been on projects for the past 1-1/2+ years and received rave reviews from the client. Still, there's been no increase to speak of. What's worse is that we've been told that many of our salaries are below market. My salary does NOT match my experience, skill set, nor the time and effort I have put into working for TASC. There are a LOT of deserving people who have not yet been rewarded for their efforts. On the other hand, others have been promoted and/or receive salary increases but did not deserve it. What a farce! What a shame!!! Favoritism, especially when undeserved, impacts morale and leads to employee turnover. Last, there's little or no room for advancement. Thus, professional growth is stymied, leading to unhappy employees going in and out of a revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees that have proven themselves to be assets, not only to TASC but also to your clients, customers, etc. Be fair and balanced in salaries. Don't be partial to some and unfair to others who are deserving of the salary increase and/or promotion. When employees prove themselves, pull their load, and give their best effort (mind you, all of which is repeatedly expressed by the customers they serve), know that you owe them for their service, especially if you expect to keep them. Don't withhold what rightfully belongs to them. Unfortunately, I've been spinning my wheels and getting nowhere fast.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Budget Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No Pro's left...the company has deteriorated to a point where it's become who can get out fastest.

    Cons

    I have watched management eat up, what little profits there are, with high salaries and bonuses for the executives, while the employee's have not had any raises in more than 3 years and, even though annual bonuses are "supposed" to happen, they don't (at least not for anyone below Director level (Director and above get their bonuses). Benefits have been cut to the point that you're almost better off going through "Affordable Health Care" program. TASC doesn't understand their customers, don't meet the customer needs, and certainly don't meet the employee's needs. TASC has some seriously talented employee's...but many are RIF'd because they make too much money (you get what you pay for dude's), or they leave for other employment because they are fed up with the BS. I understand the economy, and government cut backs...but the decisions that upper Management at TASC is making are truly BAD, and have resulted in the loss of some outstanding employee's and some seriously important government contracts.

    Advice to Management

    None...they won't listen anyway. In the 5 years since it's separation from Northrop Grumman, they have had extremely talented people give them advice...they don't take it...so I'll give none here...it's not like they care, or even read these boards anyhow!

  10. Tasc, Inc review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASC

    Pros

    TASC is a fantastic company to work for. I highly recommend any job seekers to consider employment at TASC.

    Cons

    The only positions that Tasc recruits for are active security clearance positions.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Lots of change and not sure if we have direction yet.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chantilly, VA (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very little micromanagement. Coworkers are a great team!

    Cons

    Survival of the fittest (old boys club more like it) and now that Engility acquired one of the VP tells us "Do less with less!!"

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