TASC

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TASC Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
135 Reviews
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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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    Company Oversight

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Services
    Current Employee - Advisory Services

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

    Pros

    - Huge Education assistance ($10K a year)
    - Benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    - Company just got bought out by Engility
    - Senior managers care more about bottom dollar
    - Good for a a career transition in your mid-twenties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Race to the Bottom

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

    I have been working at TASC full-time (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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer

    I worked at TASC full-time (more than an 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
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Ok company but needs to care more about its employees

    • 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

    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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at TASC full-time (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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Does not pay on time

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None, None, None and None.

    Cons

    Does not pay on time and blames client.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good group of people, poor atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Mediocrity at its best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SETA in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - SETA in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    At 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decreasing Value of Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    Offer non-monetary based compensation - increase floating holidays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Silent Opinion

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great potential opportunities and options

    Cons

    Low internal working morale, lack of good leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better customer/employee sensitivity training

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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