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
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Challenging times.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people across the company. Work life balance is decent. Company recognizes contributions that over and above the job requirements and compensate accordingly.

    Cons

    Still some growing pains with immature processes and a challenging federal contracting market. Some organizational chaos as management slims down to meet future needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the organization settle down before making anymore significant changes.

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

    overall positive, but jury still out on the new executive leadership, which is almost exclusively from SAIC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    generally good salary and benefits. deep culture of big brains. tends to take a long-term view.

    Cons

    culture of the company has changed significantly in the last 4 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to improve internal communications and create an inclusive environment that leverages the strengths and insights of both former and new TASC employees.

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

    A great place to work...plays conservative ball.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer III  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer III in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Well positioned, well placed and knowledgeable personnel and management. I enjoyed working for them and appreciated the professional approach to my work. They appreciated my input and insights, making me feel like a part of a team.

    Cons

    Difficulty accepting 'out of the box' solutions but pretend they do. It is hard to understand what management is thinking when they don't always share back with you. While hindsight might be 20/20 it often appears as if based on that key understanding that some of those "lessons learned" are indoctrinated back into the mix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep close to what made the original company great, good people a sound business plan and being able to adjust fire on the fly. Embrace new ideas...downsizing hurt everyone but senior staff less so.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    TASC has gone down hill in the past 2 years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility and being able to provide support to ongoing war efforts.

    Cons

    No promotions, no raises. Minimal opportunity for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward high value employees and get rid of the dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Will continue to flounder until its equity partners sell the company

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Good people and some good contracts left.

    Cons

    No strategic management - hands tied by equity partners, seemingly powerless to deal changing gov. market, like other contractors downward pressure on pay and benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    broaden your market, separate from equity partner, find a buyer - not likely in the current environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    They need to get their act together

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Annapolis Junction, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD

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

    Pros

    There are some talented people that really care about what they are working.

    Cons

    Continuing focus on Systems Engineering and Software Engineering work, which caused the Conflict of Interest issues which led Northrop Grumman to divest TASC to begin with; ;constant employee turnover; constant senior management turnover; no raises; constant benefit cuts; and contract losses continue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to continue to go after Systems Engineering (SETA) work, create a totally separate entity to do that so it's separate from your other business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Middle of the road, Mid-size contractor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    There is work-life balance. While other things are sub-par, the work is easy enough that you can get home to your personal life on time.

    Cons

    Poor management; less than stellar technical opportunities. The overall communication at the company is terrible. They say one thing and will follow through on something else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your communication immediately. I have never seen a company change their communication so often and so quickly to the detriment of their staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Property Administrator

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    Former Employee - Property Administrator  in  Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Property Administrator in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at TASC full-time

    Pros

    Government polices slows down the process in accomplishing missions.

    Cons

    Good management with a willingness to listen to down line employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your downline

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

    Weathervaning

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    Current Employee - Section Manager  in  Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    Great cadre of employees who are extremely bright, ambitious and resourceful. Most of the staff I work with in Chantilly other Northern VA and Washington DC area would shine in any company they are that versatile.

    Cons

    Despite a huge all management offsite just over two years ago we've been slow to identify what our core competences are and what the organizational construct will be to manage new business sales and associated business acquisition cycle that harmonizes with both corporate HQ and dispersed TASC which will ultimately interface with the customer and execute the work. Strategy and tactics for capture & pursuit is not shared well nor in a timely manner leading to suboptimal PWin rates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    December 2013 overhead cuts was a ballsy but overdue move. We lost a lot of good people we can no longer carry on overhead but the cuts sent shudders across whole company consuming precious time and commitment. Now we need to do everything we can to keep remaining team poised to collaborate and help us win & grow. Too many 3 letter customer support staff hide behind their 3 letter firewalls avoiding collaboration with other TASC entities who need support.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was better when it was Northrup Grumman

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at TASC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The location in Washington DC is nice to work at

    Cons

    It helps to have a TS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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