TASC Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
126 Reviews
2.9
126 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)

  • Middle/senior management less enlightened than C Team (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company...faulty centralization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time (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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decreasing Value of Employees

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    • 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 (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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time (more than an 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its understandable why TASC has lost multiple contracts with its customer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Silent Opinion

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time (more than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great start to my career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at TASC full-time (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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Challenging times.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASC full-time (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Will continue to flounder until its equity partners sell the company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in McLean, VA

    I have been working at TASC full-time (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

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