TASC Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Ridiculous

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There was potentially interesting work, exposure to intellectually stimulating projects, some decent, well-meaning people, and the potential for meaningful contributions to national security. This was offsite, so I can't speak to operations in Chantilly. PTO was on-par (pretty good) with government contracting at first, though the recruiter declined to mention the program which TASC had (at least at the time) for higher PTO rates for experienced professionals; I didn't expect my PTO to be nearly as generous as a new employee having been with another outfit for many years, but still. They were great, however, about work-life balance (though you definitely couldn't work at home, so they kind of had to be). My direct report wasn't without his faults, but his heart was in the right place and he always treated me with decency.

    Cons

    I could feel myself getting dumber by the day. There was no real engineering work (a FACT that many there will vehemently deny). Granted it was offsite, and, as many here have noted, being outside of Chantilly sort of means you're at the mercy of local management, but, still, they had a lot of nerve calling my position "electrical engineer". I'm honestly shocked that I was able to get a new position where I'm expected to work hard and produce, which I do, after pure career stagnation. And none of my comments are from bitterness; these are just observations.

    Advice to Management

    You're losing contracts, or as you put it, "not winning", for several reasons: Your offsite operations are bleeding due to mismanagement, employing (many, but not all) "engineers" with made-up titles--you can't just hire people and call them "engineers"--many of whom truly have no idea what the mission really is.; quality control, at least when I was there, regarding employee interactions with the customer was nil (though the program manager did try... and has since been let go); corruption (subs!) and unethical behavior--and I mean the type that could get clearances yanked--was well known and tolerated at, as far as I could tell, every level; the ratio of cost to value added was far below unity; and you've got managers whose actual college graduation, college attendance and degrees conferred, if at all, was extremely vague; not that you need a degree to be effective, but the individuals I'm thinking of, doing the work they did, definitely would have benefited from some good, old fashioned book learnin' relevant to the mission.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Small Gov't Contractor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, sort of like being at the place where everybody knows everybody.

    Cons

    If you don't know the right people, you won't progress. Very hard to implement standard processes.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say.


  3. Good job of you don't need money.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and no holidays or weekends.

    Cons

    No raises. No upward job movement.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and utilize your resources better.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    TASC -- Benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairmont, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairmont, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at TASC full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are great. Unfortunately that is really the only thing good about working here.Other than the paycheck.

    Cons

    Benefits have declined such as vacation and raises. Engility has acquired TASC and it remains to be seen what the change will bring.


  6. Test Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work experience at TASC. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Paid time off could be improved


  7. Helpful (2)

    Was a great place to work until being acquired by Engility

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Propsal Graphic Artist in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Propsal Graphic Artist in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedule, great people to work with, real team work in proposal production.

    Cons

    New company was hazy in guidance and processes. Benefits cut, no raises since 2013.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not widgets--cutting to the bone to be "lean and mean" will result in losing your best people, relying on the cheapest method will result in poor services to the customer and damage your bottom line.


  8. Helpful (1)

    used to be a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there may still be a few good people left

    Cons

    TASC was a quality company that won business through and outstanding reputation. Its culture changed when the President was replaced and 42 directors and VPs were fired and replaced with people from SIC and Leidos. The culture went from quality to Low Price. Lots of excellent people left. The TASC, a 45 year old brand name, was acquired by Engility, a to year old brand name. Engility is Low cost provider of services to the DoD and Fed.

    Advice to Management

    get back to focusing on quality.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Benefit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and hard working co-workers.

    Cons

    Cutting benefits every year. Being sold to Engility.


  10. Operation Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Executive in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Executive in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TASC (More than a year)

    Pros

    i had a great time and an excellent work experience with TASC.

    Cons

    Need to make a friendly relation with their employees

    Advice to Management

    wish them best of luck


  11. Division Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Division Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TASC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, travel.

    Cons

    If you aren't in Chantilly is difficult to make your voice heard.

    Advice to Management

    Grow young talent. Thin out rice bowl thinking mentality and soured leadership.



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