TASC

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TASC Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.1 113 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

TASC President and Chief Executive Officer John Hynes

John Hynes

(20 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Waste of time

    Systems Engineer IV (Former Employee) Annapolis, MD

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

    ConsHorrible, 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 Senior ManagementStart selling the company to someone who can actually get the work and keep people employed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Does not pay on time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNone, None, None and None.

    ConsDoes not pay on time and blames client.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good group of people, poor atmosphere

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsI really enjoyed a lot of the people i worked with. Lower level management was great and I really enjoyed my direct coworkers.

    ConsThe higher up the management chain, the more painful they were to work with. In the end it came down to company regulations and rules before people. Due to being self-taught, i was doing the same level work of my peers but i was being paid 1/4 to 1/3 that they were. This was due to company guidelines that were non-negotiable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mediocrity at its best

    SETA (Current Employee) Chantilly, VA

    ProsYou can see the work having a very positive impact on the country and on the world. Although the government is in charge, you really have ownership of your program or your department because the government people get reassigned so frequently while the government wants you to stay in place.

    ConsThe government wants you to stay in place. TASCs business plans seem to reflect that they can eventually get new people to do that same jobs as older people who are paid more. Let a highly paid old fart retire and get someone twenty years younger do the job for 20% less means that the hedge funds who own the company get 20% more profit by filling that same seat.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt some point, your corporate strategy of lowball salaries to win Lowest Price Technically Acceptable source selections will hopefully bite you. At this point, you are doing nothing to inspire employee loyalty and you will have nobody to pimp out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decreasing Value of Employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsI used to push this company, recommending it to my friends and network, suggesting they apply. The benefits were good, the work was rewarding.

    ConsCompany is changing to focus less on valuing employees and reducing benefits to increase bottom line, instead of looking to increase employee value. Company has gone through several CEOs and each one has reduced the benefits, more and more lip service without any actual action.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer non-monetary based compensation - increase floating holidays.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Silent Opinion

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat potential opportunities and options

    ConsLow internal working morale, lack of good leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter customer/employee sensitivity training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Will continue to flounder until its equity partners sell the company

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsGood people and some good contracts left.

    ConsNo strategic management - hands tied by equity partners, seemingly powerless to deal changing gov. market, like other contractors downward pressure on pay and benefits.

    Advice to Senior Managementbroaden your market, separate from equity partner, find a buyer - not likely in the current environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    TASC has gone down hill in the past 2 years.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility and being able to provide support to ongoing war efforts.

    ConsNo promotions, no raises. Minimal opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward high value employees and get rid of the dead weight.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They need to get their act together

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Annapolis Junction, MD

    ProsThere are some talented people that really care about what they are working.

    ConsContinuing focus on Systems Engineering and Software Engineering work, which caused the Conflict of Interest issues which led Northrop Grumman to divest TASC to begin with; ;constant employee turnover; constant senior management turnover; no raises; constant benefit cuts; and contract losses continue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to continue to go after Systems Engineering (SETA) work, create a totally separate entity to do that so it's separate from your other business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    it's all about who you know

    Senior Enterprise Architect (Current Employee) Springfield, VA

    ProsGood opportunity & great clients

    ConsFormer leadership lack foresight and initiative, which contributed to several major contract losses where TASC is the incumbent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the your performance against client's evolving needs and value the talented among your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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