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Helpful (1)

A ship slowly sinking

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Web Designer in Chantilly, VA
Former Employee - Web Designer in Chantilly, VA

I worked at TASC full-time

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

Pros

Immediate supervisor was very professional and caring.

Cons

Upper management was just the opposite; full of broken promises, declining company benefits, and extremely low morale. Even after being informed about morale, they offered to take us to lunch. Needless to say, they didn't even do that; they just blew us off and pretended nothing happened. Very dissappointed.

Advice to Management

Put your employees first for once. Make them feel like they're special, after all, they are the ones making you look good in your declining moments of leadership.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Toxic Leadership and Minimal Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - N/A in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - N/A in Washington, DC

    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

    Not a bad place for an entry-level position, or to get your foot in the door right out of college. *Some* managers have been very helpful in allowing me to modify my schedule to reflect other commitments.

    Cons

    If you start at this company at an entry-level position, that's probably where you'll be when you leave. Low-level employees have no clear path for advancement, just "sideways promotions" where they get shuffled around various contracts until they leave. This policy strongly de-incentivizes any kind of personal initiative on the part of employees.

    With a very few exceptions, the low-level managers in this company spend most of their time engaged in CYA garbage, to the detriment of their direct employees, while mid- and upper-level managers are concerned exclusively with playing corporate games and are rarely seen.

    No effort is expended on culturing or retaining in-house talent; employees are regarded as interchangeable essentially expendable. This, again, highlights a minimum of internal advancement. What employee resources there are (HR, benefits, etc) seem to be under constant re-organization and as such are not terribly helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Decide whether or not you want TASC to actually have an identity as a company. If not, keep doing things the same way.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Once a Premier Company - Now just a beltway bandit

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    Former Employee - Engineer VI in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer VI in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at TASC full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good reputation, still some sole source, very long term contracts, good facilities

    Cons

    Growth, growth, growth is most important, just like all the other beltway bandits. TASC used to pride itself on NOT being a bandit and having a sterling reputation. Some of that rep still hangs on, but the company has lost its edge. Gives only lip service to caring about people. If someone leads a proposal and gets a big win, they get a big promotion no matter how incompetent a manager they are.

    Advice to Management

    You have destroyed the TASC culture where people were #1 and exceptional performance the norm! Now growth is everything!! I was once SO PROUD to be a TASCer; guys from other firms were envious! But now TASC just like BAH or SAIC. We've lost our differentiation and it started when we stopped promoting from inside and brought in "fresh blood." It's just so sad to see!

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