TASC Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
126 Reviews
2.9
126 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)

  • Middle/senior management less enlightened than C Team (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Growth inducing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Sierra Vista, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great support of personnel
    Best education benefits ($10K/yr college, unlimited$ for certifications)
    Good CEO

    Cons

    Middle/senior management less enlightened than C Team
    Contracting federal market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a real strategy for your training program instead of buzzword certificate chasing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Reinvention

    • 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

    A lot of smart people and good ideas.

    Cons

    After the split from Northrop Grumman there have been some hard challenges the company is going through to reinvent it self.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Customer focused, results oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for consulting and gaining experience in client environment

    Cons

    New Medical plan changes involving large deductibles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more collaboration with onsite staff and a more structured goals setting that includes personal objectives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Stafford, VA

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

    Pros

    A great place to work, provides ongoing training in many technical and business topic areas. Very good benefits, flexible work schedule. A well-respected company in the DoD and DHS sectors. Very professional work environment that promotes high ethical standards.

    Cons

    None that pertain to employer-employee relationship. I was there one year two months and did not experience much of any negative situations. Only thing to complain about was there corporate policy on PCs was tightly locked down. Not what most software developers want to have. I ended up having to carry around two laptops - one for corporate connectivity that was locked down and another open laptop for my daily work that I could install my favorite (paid and licensed) development tools on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Helping other's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medicaid Enrollment Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Medicaid Enrollment Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working for a company that helps people when they are in a difficult situation.

    Cons

    You may encounter people that just don't want to be bothered no matter what it is that you our offering. Sometimes people are very mean, rude, and disrespectful and that saddens me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vertical and horizontal movement

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Long-term career there gave me a number of opportunities to move throughout the company. Supportive line management and training ability.

    Cons

    Benefits were not the best as time went on.

    Recommends
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company until defense budget cuts started affecting the company

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid well
    Good work
    Co-workers very helpful
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Defense budget cuts started affecting the company
    Layoffs due to cutbacks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try getting more state and local contracts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Your career at TASC is what you decide to make of it.....networking matters.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    The biggest overall pro is the openness of top-level management to share information on the state of the company and how it impacts the employee. Management has gone out of its way to be open and transparent with the company's business. TASC also recognizes work-life balance is important to employee retention. TASC still enjoys a reputation for providing high quality engineering services. Overall, it is a good place to work during this low point in Government contracting.

    Cons

    Benefits are taking it on the chin. The company has gone two years without contributing to the profit-sharing benefit (standard is 3% of one's pay put into the 401K). The company has also reduced 401k matching benefits and vacation accrual. Health care costs doubled over the last year but, in fairness, one has to attribute that to Obamacare and its gruesome regulations. Given that Government is now looking at minimum cost as opposed to best value, companies have been under pressure to reduce their rates. The company has not issued raises in two years, but is providing retention bonuses to its higher performing personnel. In defense of the company however, this is happening all over, and one can probably expect this to be the case until 2017.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider taking the money that might go for pay raises and profit-matching and putting that into a bonus pool, so that bonuses can be awarded to even your average contributor. In this challenging time, a retention bonus would probably help reduce employee anxiety about not having a pay raise over multiple years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    TASC has been a competent employer with declining benefits, like many of its competitors.

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

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

    Pros

    There are a wide variety of very interesting assignments, with potential for travel if that's what you want. TASC will pay for degree- or certificate-related coursework. TASC complies with all laws regarding EEOC, overetime, etc., and generally has sane management.

    Cons

    TASC has reorganized 5 times since I started work in2002, which means a lot of turbulence in the chain of command. Benefits have been shrinking steadily since I joined TASC in 2002, due largely to the competitive landscape in a shrinking Federal budget. TASC will not pay for upgrade training that does not lead to a certificate or degree. The maximum total of vacation and sick leave is 4 weeks no matter what your years with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to reorganize for 5 years. Find some way to allow more senior employees to less than full time. Find some way to allow more than 4 weeks combined vacation and sick leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great when you have the right team working for one goal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I worked at TASC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working with local team on the mission.

    Cons

    Too many people come into the job, don't know the processes and are not wanting to hear it. It is their way or no way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a team mentality and not a bull and care about your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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