TASC Reviews

Updated 8 September 2014
Updated 8 September 2014
120 Reviews
2.8
120 Reviews
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TASC President and Chief Executive Officer John Hynes
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Review Highlights

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

  • TASC still has a lot of good people and plenty of interesting work (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Since the divestment from Northrop Grumman TASC has lost its identity (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management was usually promoted from within or at least came with a government background (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer  in  Stafford, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Stafford, VA (US)

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great place to work, provides ongoing training in many technical and business topic areas. Very good benefits, flexible work schedule. A well-respected company in the DoD and DHS sectors. Very professional work environment that promotes high ethical standards.

    Cons

    None that pertain to employer-employee relationship. I was there one year two months and did not experience much of any negative situations. Only thing to complain about was there corporate policy on PCs was tightly locked down. Not what most software developers want to have. I ended up having to carry around two laptops - one for corporate connectivity that was locked down and another open laptop for my daily work that I could install my favorite (paid and licensed) development tools on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Helping other's

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    Current Employee - Medicaid Enrollment Specialist  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Medicaid Enrollment Specialist in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoy working for a company that helps people when they are in a difficult situation.

    Cons

    You may encounter people that just don't want to be bothered no matter what it is that you our offering. Sometimes people are very mean, rude, and disrespectful and that saddens me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Race to the Bottom

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of good colleagues, work that is important to the nation. Lean upper management

    Cons

    In the past couple years, too many large contracts were lost and the company has cut and slashed everywhere. Our medical benefits were greatly changed and skyrocketed, 401k contribution cut, profit sharing taken away, pension eliminated (technically that happened when TASC was divested from Northrop Grumman), most internal professional groups eliminated, no apparent investment in R&D or cutting edge technology. Terrible IT support that is outsourced from Unisys too. TASC used to be a place with top scientists and engineers would go, but with a focus strongly on systems engineering and nothing to attract them, there's a disconnect that Sr leaders haven't figured out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate from the holding companies that are killing this company. Consider going employee owned or something. TASC may be able to win work, but if you can't recruit and keep enough good talent, the company is doomed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A few good people work there.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. No, training. Does not value employees. You have to be a favorite to gain longevity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in and value employees. Train those alrrady on board for future contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Good Company in a tough industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chantilly, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chantilly, VA (US)

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy to transfer internally, overall nice people, Education Assistance is much more than most other companies

    Cons

    Not a lot of young hires, no consistency to managers, poor growth structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    solidify growth/training structure, make sure managers have the same training, more transparency

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vertical and horizontal movement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Long-term career there gave me a number of opportunities to move throughout the company. Supportive line management and training ability.

    Cons

    Benefits were not the best as time went on.

    Recommends
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Ok company but needs to care more about its employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASC full-time

    Pros

    The work is interesting and the schedule is flexible. Most of the people are friendly, easy to work with, and very intelligent so the learning opportunities are quite good.

    Cons

    The company needs to show that it cares about its employees. They have steadily been decreasing benefits every year and raises are extremely small or non-existent. Advancement opportunities are also difficult to come by. Lower-level managers are given no training or time to learn about issues that are important to their employees, and are expected to perform personnel management duties off the clock. This severely restricts their level of effectiveness and can lead to employees feeling uninformed, and ultimately, unimportant to the company as the company is not willing to invest time or money back into their workforce. The company is expecting more and more from its employees while offering them less and less in return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show the employees that they are worth keeping around by investing in their future with the company. Provide lower level managers time and opportunities to learn valuable information that their employees will likely want to discuss. Provide more advancement opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV  in  Annapolis, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Annapolis, MD (US)

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exceptional workforce who are willing to try new ideas, methodologies and create new tools

    Cons

    Horrible, out of touch, ever changing management. In the 4 years I worked for this company I had 19! managers. The HR department doesn't know what they doing. Constantly losing large contracts (and we were the incumbents on them!). Slashed benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start selling the company to someone who can actually get the work and keep people employed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company until defense budget cuts started affecting the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Paid well
    Good work
    Co-workers very helpful
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Defense budget cuts started affecting the company
    Layoffs due to cutbacks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try getting more state and local contracts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just OK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Assurance Engineer  in  Chantilly, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Information Assurance Engineer in Chantilly, VA (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good variety of jobs and customers, great education benefits, some nice people and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Benefits have been slashed, used to be great but are now just average and may get worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting vacation time when all the other benefits were reduced was very difficult on employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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