TASC

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TASC Reviews in Chantilly, VA

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
46 Reviews
3.2
46 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)

  • The actions of the owners and senior management speak louder than their words (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent company to work for.

    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at TASC

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flexibility, employee oriented, very positive work-life balance.

    Cons

    Have not found any cons during my tenure in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Internship

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

    I have been working at TASC

    Pros

    Great management, great people, wonderful internship experience with a lot of interaction between senior level management and interns

    Cons

    confused about management direction, not competitive within the contracting sphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience working at TASC.

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

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

    Pros

    My colleagues at TASC were very talented individuals. They understood their business area and how to bring value-added to projects and contracts.

    Cons

    TASC's leadership did not understand that the business model under which the company had become successful had changed. TASC became very successful by winning large SE contracts. With the fiscal crisis in Federal spending and the political gridlock in Washington, what they had done previously to succeed was no longer valid. Senior leadership was unable to see this and, subsequently, TASC was sold to Engility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership of TASC is still in-place at Engility after the acquisition. They'll need to assess/re-assess the strategic direction of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Engineer Systems 4

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

    I worked at TASC (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The coworkers help each other with work assignments. Lower level management are concerned about their employees. Top senior management need to do the same.

    Cons

    Contracting work is not reliable since the government can cancel a contract if they find their budget needs have changed. Loss of a contract can affect over 200 employees working the requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shave top senior management who do not contribute fully and directly to contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    All about the bottom line

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

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

    Pros

    If you work at customer site and just keep your head in the sand, you might not notice the acidic culture at the home office.

    Cons

    Ever since being bought by K&K or whomever it was, upper management only cares about the bottom line. Benefits keep spiraling downward. Annual "cost of living" raises have been canceled for two years. In the good old days, employees were the focus, but no more. This is only going to get worse when they merge with Engility this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. Invest in technology. Ignore the stockholders who demand unrealistic growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    A great run

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth. Does important work.

    Cons

    Been struggling for the last 5 years. Its pending sale leaves me wondering what its future holds

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of work, lots of travel, flexibility is key.

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

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

    Pros

    Great travel opportunity. Making a difference in the lives of millions of people. Fun working environment with the opportunity to get higher degrees.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't that great. Must be very flexible because the customer's needs always come first; before yours. It's hard to manage both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people so you don't burn your core crew out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My Group Is Great To Work In But Medical Benefits Are Very Poor

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

    I have been working at TASC full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Company is focused on training and development and communicates this to employees by providing training. Managers are involved with employees in my group. People are the reason I took a job with TASC.

    Cons

    Since TASC was bought by the investment bankers, Medical Benefits are EXTREMELY expensive. Onboarding for new employees verges on unethical behavior due to inability to get enrolled on the TASC website. As in most companies, annual reviews are waste of time for the employee but provide legal coverage for the company in the event of an employee issue. Pay raises are small to non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop saying do more with less. That line was passed 2 years ago. If you want something done, provide the resources to do it. The internal TASC website is among the Worst I have ever seen for any website (difficult to find anything useful, need 20 different passwords to navigate on those rare occasions when you might find what you are looking for).

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

    No long term strategy or plan at this company

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

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

    Pros

    Commensurate benefits with competitors
    Nothing else

    Cons

    Rudderless company handcuffed by their equity owners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider buying out our owners to better control our destiny

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Good Company in a tough industry

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

    I worked at TASC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to transfer internally, overall nice people, Education Assistance is much more than most other companies

    Cons

    Not a lot of young hires, no consistency to managers, poor growth structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    solidify growth/training structure, make sure managers have the same training, more transparency

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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