TASC

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TASC Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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3.1 112 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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    Just OK

    Information Assurance Engineer (Current Employee) Chantilly, VA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCutting vacation time when all the other benefits were reduced was very difficult on employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 years as a systems engineer

    Systems Engineer IV (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat team spirit! Good benefits. Interesting work. Leadership there at middle levels, but team mostly working independently. Pay comparable to similar type and level at other companies in area.

    ConsBureaucracy at upper levels, causing errors in benefits management to be ignored if "only a few" employees affected. Ambiguity about "extra" hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to multiple complaints and help to motivate middle management to make needed changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunity for new graduates

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Reading, MA

    ProsGood opportunity for someone just out of college. Good exposure to government contracts.

    ConsI worked at TASC for 10 years. I was there during the transition from TASC to Primark and then to Northrop Grumman. The best years were when it was still TASC. After the Primark acquisition, it was downhill. No upward mobility, stagnant technology, low wages, no raises. Old boy network prevailed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLike most of the reviewers, I admonish you to look within for promotable people if you want the good ones to stay. Try and make it back into the company Art and Harry created. Vibrant, necessary, respected.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No Micromanagement!!

    PC/Network Tech IV/Server Administrator (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsIf you're a self-driven individual, who doesn't need someone breathing down your neck, and can complete assignments without guidance, you will do well. The position is flexible enough to allow you to finish your job in the best way possible, with efficiency and pride. There are limitations and guidance documents that will prevent you from going too far outside of your job, or inadvertently violating a regulation or labor law, for both your protection and theirs.

    ConsIf you are a lazy slacker that can show up to work, each donuts or breakfast tacos all day while surfing the internet or watching TV, and not feel guilty that you're getting paid to do absolutely nothing productive, then this place is perfect for you. No one check up on you, and if you can make up some excuse as to why you busted a timeline, no one cares. Heck.... take a 4 hour lunch and your boss probably won't notice! Just as long as they see you before 9am, and you're still there around 3pm, you can effectively skate through and know that it doesn't matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake people more accountable. Have the balls to fire people that aren't pulling their portion of the workload.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chantilly, VA

    ProsHaving recently chopped several layers of management, I think John Hynes is on his way to up-righting the ship. Benefits that were cut are no different than other companies. Salaries and increases no different than other companies.

    ConsWith all the cutting, still have employees who continue to have multiple breaks throughout the day. Add up all that time and it equals well over 5 or 6 FTEs.

    In areas where cubicles are used instead of walls, the socializing prevents people who want to work, from working. Management is often right in the middle of the talking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCan still cut more dead weight in some areas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company...faulty centralization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOne of the most awesome aspects of working at TASC is the annual education allowance. They beat everyone else hands down in this area. Certifications are also paid for over and above the educational allowance.

    ConsTASC has attempted to centralize management to Chantilly. External offices are treated like outsiders, and there is a perception that favoritism is regular occurrence for anyone living in Chantilly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBiggest piece of business sense that TASC needs, is that although regular communication of vision from the top man is great, not offering or communicating how this will be precisely completed...all the way down to local office management is an outright failing. Change management WORKS, but only when there is a buy-in from the people changing. Upper management leaves local offices feeling like red-headed step-children at times. And, frankly, playing favorites with the folk that live in the management office proper...is nothing more than playing favorites. Benefit of the doubt firmly in place...it is still difficult not to see it as anything else. Other than that, top notch people...the company has a LOT of potential!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work. Challenging times.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people across the company. Work life balance is decent. Company recognizes contributions that over and above the job requirements and compensate accordingly.

    ConsStill some growing pains with immature processes and a challenging federal contracting market. Some organizational chaos as management slims down to meet future needs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the organization settle down before making anymore significant changes.

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

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    overall positive, but jury still out on the new executive leadership, which is almost exclusively from SAIC

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgenerally good salary and benefits. deep culture of big brains. tends to take a long-term view.

    Consculture of the company has changed significantly in the last 4 months.

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to improve internal communications and create an inclusive environment that leverages the strengths and insights of both former and new TASC employees.

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

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    A great place to work...plays conservative ball.

    Systems Engineer III (Former Employee) Huntsville, AL

    ProsWell positioned, well placed and knowledgeable personnel and management. I enjoyed working for them and appreciated the professional approach to my work. They appreciated my input and insights, making me feel like a part of a team.

    ConsDifficulty accepting 'out of the box' solutions but pretend they do. It is hard to understand what management is thinking when they don't always share back with you. While hindsight might be 20/20 it often appears as if based on that key understanding that some of those "lessons learned" are indoctrinated back into the mix.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep close to what made the original company great, good people a sound business plan and being able to adjust fire on the fly. Embrace new ideas...downsizing hurt everyone but senior staff less so.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Middle of the road, Mid-size contractor

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chantilly, VA

    ProsThere is work-life balance. While other things are sub-par, the work is easy enough that you can get home to your personal life on time.

    ConsPoor management; less than stellar technical opportunities. The overall communication at the company is terrible. They say one thing and will follow through on something else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your communication immediately. I have never seen a company change their communication so often and so quickly to the detriment of their staff

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

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