TASC Reviews

Updated June 8, 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
  • After the split from Northrop Grumman there have been some hard challenges the company is going through to reinvent it self (in 12 reviews)

  • Middle/senior management less enlightened than C Team (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Division Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Division Director in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, travel.

    Cons

    If you aren't in Chantilly is difficult to make your voice heard.

    Advice to Management

    Grow young talent. Thin out rice bowl thinking mentality and soured leadership.


  2. Decent Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASC

    Pros

    Good education benefit, not sure what it is now, but it used to be $10k/year.

    Cons

    Lack of contract stability led to morale issues.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Company in transition

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA

    I have been working at TASC full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    TASC has openings for people with clearances on their Intelligence Community contracts.

    Cons

    TASC was acquired by Engility in March 2015. The company is going through restructuring, so job descriptions and benefits are in transition.


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  5. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    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. Helpful (1)

    Spinning My Wheels and Getting Nowhere Fast

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX

    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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Typical Beltway Bandit

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer V in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer V in Washington, DC

    I worked at TASC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good, intelligent co-workers who support each other. Upper management wants to do right by them.

    Cons

    Management willing to sacrifice benefits to reduce costs and win contracts. It is a 'race to the bottom' and will not lead to long term growth.

    Advice to Management

    There are better ways to reduce costs than cut vacation and health benefits. Try reducing overhead at the upper management level.


  8. Customer and Mission Oriented

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

    I have been working at TASC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Business Unit Executive active member of his group; works lilke a team - they look out for each other, and as such, the customer gets a committed team that is focused on mission and customer.

    Cons

    Team philosophy is not consistently followed in two business units.

    Advice to Management

    Executive leadership needs to ensure that business units operate consistently so that employees feel that they are part of a team, not individuals who's contribution doesn't matter.


  9. below average

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASC

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

    Pros

    Education benefits are more significant than others

    Cons

    Don't know where they are going.

    Advice to Management

    Run the company not your career


  10. Engineer Systems 4

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at TASC (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The coworkers help each other with work assignments. Lower level management are concerned about their employees. Top senior management need to do the same.

    Cons

    Contracting work is not reliable since the government can cancel a contract if they find their budget needs have changed. Loss of a contract can affect over 200 employees working the requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Shave top senior management who do not contribute fully and directly to contracts.


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

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

    I have been working at TASC

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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