TASC

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TASC Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
144 Reviews
2.8
144 Reviews
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TASC President and Chief Executive Officer John Hynes
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Intern in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Junior Intern in Chantilly, VA (US)

    I have been working at TASC

    Pros

    Great management, great people, wonderful internship experience with a lot of interaction between senior level management and interns

    Cons

    confused about management direction, not competitive within the contracting sphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience working at TASC.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Xxx in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Xxx in Chantilly, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    My colleagues at TASC were very talented individuals. They understood their business area and how to bring value-added to projects and contracts.

    Cons

    TASC's leadership did not understand that the business model under which the company had become successful had changed. TASC became very successful by winning large SE contracts. With the fiscal crisis in Federal spending and the political gridlock in Washington, what they had done previously to succeed was no longer valid. Senior leadership was unable to see this and, subsequently, TASC was sold to Engility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership of TASC is still in-place at Engility after the acquisition. They'll need to assess/re-assess the strategic direction of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The TASC of today, will not be the TASC of tomorrow.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASC

    Pros

    TASC business unit works cohesively and as a team. Great to be a member of it.

    Cons

    TASC is changing, like other defense contractors - with the US government pushing contractors to drive down costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people - direct, and indirect - they are the face to the government customer and their expertise makes it possible for the company to exist.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great People, Good Culture and Work/Life Balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great team environment, work is challenging , encourages involvement, trusts your abilities

    Cons

    Need more career opportunities for growth and advancement, uncertainty due to upcoming merger with Engility, may end up being a positive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    .Great company, but work wasn't consistent enough to make a living

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Woodbridge, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Woodbridge, VA (US)

    I worked at TASC part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It was good when it was good and bad when it was bad. Everybody was enjoyable to work with when you had work.

    Cons

    Not a suitable position for someone who is looking to make a career out of this position, You never know when your going out for work. You could work one month and be off 3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize what employees you have instead of hiring new employees to sit around and wait for work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    All about the bottom line

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA (US)

    I worked at TASC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you work at customer site and just keep your head in the sand, you might not notice the acidic culture at the home office.

    Cons

    Ever since being bought by K&K or whomever it was, upper management only cares about the bottom line. Benefits keep spiraling downward. Annual "cost of living" raises have been canceled for two years. In the good old days, employees were the focus, but no more. This is only going to get worse when they merge with Engility this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. Invest in technology. Ignore the stockholders who demand unrealistic growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Ok company with decent work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC

    Pros

    The company has good people that work that have worked in industry for long time so you have people with great work experience. But some of those people have been there too long and there needs to be new faces. The company has good training programs.

    Cons

    Some of the management needs to take more interest in their employees and do a better job managing them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to do a much better job. Just because you have tenure doesn't mean you deserve to be a manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Customer work environment is decent

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Raises are non-existent. Section Managers; first in your chain, only care about performance assessment to say they checked the block so they don't get in trouble with business standards and conduct for upper management; no counseling whatsoever. I actually received my annual assessment in the govt spaces standing up at a 'bar' area outside of a busy door/through-way. About a dozen people passed by in matter of 10 minutes. No matter how many accolades I received or accomplishments for the customer, the manager read through my assessment in approx. 1 minute and asked if there was anything he could do better. He hurried away and had me sign very quickly. That was very telling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On my contract most have 'gone native'; meaning they think they are part of the government and act that way.

    Improve offboarding and onboarding processes; takes about 50 days to onboard because work flow processes are not being followed or are nonexistent. Offboarding was worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a perfectly decent career dead end.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, easy work, flexible hours. Honestly, all you really needed was a pulse and willingness to ride the madness of working for junior officers.

    Cons

    Difficult people, terrible benefits, no career advancement... I could feel myself getting dumber by the day. It got to the point where I was becoming less of an engineer and more a pure SETA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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