TASC

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TASC Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
144 Reviews
2.8
144 Reviews
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TASC President and Chief Executive Officer John Hynes
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Customer focused, results oriented

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for consulting and gaining experience in client environment

    Cons

    New Medical plan changes involving large deductibles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more collaboration with onsite staff and a more structured goals setting that includes personal objectives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at TASC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nonetheless I don't want yo work there

    Cons

    Low confidence I'll have a job for long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less taking care of senior mgmt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    A great place to work, provides ongoing training in many technical and business topic areas. Very good benefits, flexible work schedule. A well-respected company in the DoD and DHS sectors. Very professional work environment that promotes high ethical standards.

    Cons

    None that pertain to employer-employee relationship. I was there one year two months and did not experience much of any negative situations. Only thing to complain about was there corporate policy on PCs was tightly locked down. Not what most software developers want to have. I ended up having to carry around two laptops - one for corporate connectivity that was locked down and another open laptop for my daily work that I could install my favorite (paid and licensed) development tools on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unprofessional. Inefficient. Followers wanted.

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

    I worked at TASC

    Pros

    None except that they overpay for the way they dumb-down every position.

    Cons

    Everything. Thoroughly unprofessional atmosphere. It's like a time-warp back to high school mentality. If you have a brain - you'll feel like you got a lobotomy going here. If you don't have a brain - you'll fit in with the majority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage and don't just input false time and take a paycheck. Don't use deceptive unprofessional practices to turn employees against one another. Spend more time managing and little less updating your resume and complaining about how much you hate all the idiots there. That would give some appearance of professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Helping other's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medicaid Enrollment Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Medicaid Enrollment Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working for a company that helps people when they are in a difficult situation.

    Cons

    You may encounter people that just don't want to be bothered no matter what it is that you our offering. Sometimes people are very mean, rude, and disrespectful and that saddens me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Race to the Bottom

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

    I have been working at TASC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good colleagues, work that is important to the nation. Lean upper management

    Cons

    In the past couple years, too many large contracts were lost and the company has cut and slashed everywhere. Our medical benefits were greatly changed and skyrocketed, 401k contribution cut, profit sharing taken away, pension eliminated (technically that happened when TASC was divested from Northrop Grumman), most internal professional groups eliminated, no apparent investment in R&D or cutting edge technology. Terrible IT support that is outsourced from Unisys too. TASC used to be a place with top scientists and engineers would go, but with a focus strongly on systems engineering and nothing to attract them, there's a disconnect that Sr leaders haven't figured out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate from the holding companies that are killing this company. Consider going employee owned or something. TASC may be able to win work, but if you can't recruit and keep enough good talent, the company is doomed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad management

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

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

    Pros

    A few good people work there.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. No, training. Does not value employees. You have to be a favorite to gain longevity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in and value employees. Train those alrrady on board for future contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vertical and horizontal movement

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

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

    Pros

    Long-term career there gave me a number of opportunities to move throughout the company. Supportive line management and training ability.

    Cons

    Benefits were not the best as time went on.

    Recommends

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