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

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  • 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 for 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

Other Reviews for TASC

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Micromanagement!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PC/Network Tech IV/Server Administrator  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - PC/Network Tech IV/Server Administrator in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at TASC as a contractor

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 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 for 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
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