TASC Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company in a tough market.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Lorton, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Lorton, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong support for professional development and education. Good but eroding benefits. Work is rewarding and compensation is at or above market.

    Cons

    Defense sector is under strong downward pressure. Contracts are becoming few and far between. Lots of turnover and competition. If you are looking for a long term, stable job this may not be the best market to be in. TASC has experienced significant losses and has contracted. Reductions in the support staff may have gone too far as it is now difficult to get corporate support for everyday business functions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your core business and stop chasing every opportunity that pops up. Don't over due the overhead cuts as they have begun to impact the direct labor execution. Take care of the people you have.

  2. 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)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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).

  3. Company Oversight

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Huge Education assistance ($10K a year)
    - Benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    - Company just got bought out by Engility
    - Senior managers care more about bottom dollar
    - Good for a a career transition in your mid-twenties.

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  5. TASC is a good place to work but the environment has changed drastically over the last 10 years.

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

    I have been working at TASC full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mid and low level interactions between employees. Highest caliber direct charge employees.

    Cons

    High Stress levels. Minimal corporate support for morale building events. Continually changing expecttions from the senior leadership perspectives producing confusion and stress. Corporate reorganizations are frequent. No apparent strategic vision.

    Advice to Management

    Get out and informally walk around a bit - get back in touch with the employees.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Used to be a great company.

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most technical employees and mid-to-lower level management are highly-skilled, work hard, and are committed to their customers.

    Cons

    Poor revenues and contract losses finally forced the company to trim unnecessary layers of management, but they also got rid of the talented and dedicated leadership that had fostered an exemplary corporate culture over many years. The actions of the owners and senior management speak louder than their words. Benefits have eroded, trust has been compromised, many employees are waiting for the next axe to fall.

    Advice to Management

    It's no wonder you are being acquired by a competitor.

  7. Growth inducing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Sierra Vista, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great support of personnel
    Best education benefits ($10K/yr college, unlimited$ for certifications)
    Good CEO

    Cons

    Middle/senior management less enlightened than C Team
    Contracting federal market

    Advice to Management

    Develop a real strategy for your training program instead of buzzword certificate chasing.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Negative work environment

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting classified projects, good salaries and benefits

    Cons

    Academy Mafia...Cookie-cutter, white, conservative, Christian-Zealot environment. Co-workers were unfriendly, withheld pertinent information, tried to upstage other members of the team in Senior-Level meetings and openly touted their religious beliefs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your PM's under tighter control. Working in a SCIF, does not excuse inappropriate behavior.

  9. Reinvention

    • 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 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of smart people and good ideas.

    Cons

    After the split from Northrop Grumman there have been some hard challenges the company is going through to reinvent it self.

  10. Customer focused, results oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for consulting and gaining experience in client environment

    Cons

    New Medical plan changes involving large deductibles

    Advice to Management

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

  11. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nonetheless I don't want yo work there

    Cons

    Low confidence I'll have a job for long

    Advice to Management

    Less taking care of senior mgmt

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