TASC Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
120 Reviews
2.8
120 Reviews
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TASC President and Chief Executive Officer John Hynes
John Hynes
23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • TASC also recognizes work-life balance is important to employee retention (in 4 reviews)

  • TASC still has a lot of good people and plenty of interesting work (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Since the divestment from Northrop Grumman TASC has lost its identity (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management was usually promoted from within or at least came with a government background (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mediocrity at its best

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SETA  in  Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - SETA in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    You can see the work having a very positive impact on the country and on the world. Although the government is in charge, you really have ownership of your program or your department because the government people get reassigned so frequently while the government wants you to stay in place.

    Cons

    The government wants you to stay in place. TASCs business plans seem to reflect that they can eventually get new people to do that same jobs as older people who are paid more. Let a highly paid old fart retire and get someone twenty years younger do the job for 20% less means that the hedge funds who own the company get 20% more profit by filling that same seat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At some point, your corporate strategy of lowball salaries to win Lowest Price Technically Acceptable source selections will hopefully bite you. At this point, you are doing nothing to inspire employee loyalty and you will have nobody to pimp out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telecomm OSP Engineer  in  Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Telecomm OSP Engineer in Frederick, MD

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    TASC is a large company dealing with government contracts.
    Excellent values and treats employees as family
    Wages are applicable and standard to employee type of work and experience

    Cons

    Government contracts are only for a certain timeline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TASC should be able to understand a little more about the type of work employees do and what is required of them when bidding on contracts that are new to their companies expertise. This could help win the contract and keep more coming in the future

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • 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

    Pros

    Having recently chopped several layers of management, I think John Hynes is on his way to up-righting the ship. Benefits that were cut are no different than other companies. Salaries and increases no different than other companies.

    Cons

    With all the cutting, still have employees who continue to have multiple breaks throughout the day. Add up all that time and it equals well over 5 or 6 FTEs.

    In areas where cubicles are used instead of walls, the socializing prevents people who want to work, from working. Management is often right in the middle of the talking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can still cut more dead weight in some areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great when you have the right team working for one goal

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Annapolis Junction, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great working with local team on the mission.

    Cons

    Too many people come into the job, don't know the processes and are not wanting to hear it. It is their way or no way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a team mentality and not a bull and care about your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decreasing Value of Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    I used to push this company, recommending it to my friends and network, suggesting they apply. The benefits were good, the work was rewarding.

    Cons

    Company is changing to focus less on valuing employees and reducing benefits to increase bottom line, instead of looking to increase employee value. Company has gone through several CEOs and each one has reduced the benefits, more and more lip service without any actual action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer non-monetary based compensation - increase floating holidays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great start to my career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    TASC is a big enough company that there are plenty of opportunities to move between projects and between careers paths.

    Cons

    Since the divestment from Northrop Grumman TASC has lost its identity. Instead of focusing on the high-level engineering work that established TASC as a trusted partner across all government agencies, the company is now chasing any work it can find.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company...faulty centralization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of the most awesome aspects of working at TASC is the annual education allowance. They beat everyone else hands down in this area. Certifications are also paid for over and above the educational allowance.

    Cons

    TASC has attempted to centralize management to Chantilly. External offices are treated like outsiders, and there is a perception that favoritism is regular occurrence for anyone living in Chantilly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Biggest piece of business sense that TASC needs, is that although regular communication of vision from the top man is great, not offering or communicating how this will be precisely completed...all the way down to local office management is an outright failing. Change management WORKS, but only when there is a buy-in from the people changing. Upper management leaves local offices feeling like red-headed step-children at times. And, frankly, playing favorites with the folk that live in the management office proper...is nothing more than playing favorites. Benefit of the doubt firmly in place...it is still difficult not to see it as anything else. Other than that, top notch people...the company has a LOT of potential!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very bad management - let people go with no reason - that is their policy

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

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They used to be better when Northrop Grumman but as TASC they are lacking!

    Cons

    Bad management. They feel that if an employee can leave for no significant reason then they can fire for no reason and get away with it . They don't promote people for their work skills but more on how well you comply to management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better educated in managing a company. I respect the CEO but he doesn't see all that goes on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its understandable why TASC has lost multiple contracts with its customer

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

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You many get to work with phenomenal, passionate individuals who care about the projects and programs they work on.

    Cons

    Even with getting to work with phenomenal individuals, you may also have to work alongside coworkers loved by managers and PMs, who come in late and leave early, listen to loud, inappropriate and offensive music and watch similar tasteful you tube videos in their cubicles when they're in the office, and when roaming the hallways and offices, can frequently be found wrestling or hanging out. This unprofessional behavior isn't appreciated or accepted by everyone, and does provide insight why TASC has lost multiple contracts with their customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive in doing anything and everything to improve your bottom line; to include allowing likeable, but non-productive employees to move on. TASC, its employees and customers deserve better!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Silent Opinion

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great potential opportunities and options

    Cons

    Low internal working morale, lack of good leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better customer/employee sensitivity training

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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