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- Senior Management
TAC is a small to mid-size company, about 250 people as of this writing, and has a very personal feel to it. You'll find that your salary there is a bit lower than some of the other major contracting employers in the area, but I found this fact to be balanced nicely by the fact that the whole management team knew my name, from the President and CEO on down. When I went to HR, I knew them personally, had had conversations with them, and knew that they'd treat me like a real person, not a number. This was enormously valuable to me, and enabled me to make a dramatic career change within the company.
As mentioned, you'll get a slightly lower salary with TAC than you would elsewhere. If you're comfortable in a CACI or a Raytheon, great; if you've never been a faceless cog in the machine, you might think twice before moving on. The other weird thing about the contracting industry is that you don't actually know most of your colleagues who are on other contracts. Company parties are a little odd, especially as you're just getting started with the company. This is endemic to the industry, though, and not just a feature of TAC.
Advice to Management
TAC needs some more interesting intelligence analysis contracts--watchlisting isn't real analysis and isn't what you want to attract young, hotshot analysts. The IT side of the house seems to get good support, though, so if TAC is leaning more heavily in that direction for the future, you're in good shape. If you're looking for a good analyst cadre, you'll need more opportunities.
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