TASC Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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TASC President and Chief Executive Officer John Hynes
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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
  • After the split from Northrop Grumman there have been some hard challenges the company is going through to reinvent it self (in 12 reviews)

  • Middle/senior management less enlightened than C Team (in 8 reviews)

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  1. A good company

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

    I worked at TASC

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, good work, nice facilities

    Cons

    Government contractor; work tasks are irregular and can be repetitive when government bosses change their minds too often. Limited vacation time, no sick time.

    Advice to Management

    find some way to improve fun and camaraderie. More vacation time.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Typical Beltway Bandit

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

    I worked 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

    Good, intelligent co-workers who support each other. Upper management wants to do right by them.

    Cons

    Management willing to sacrifice benefits to reduce costs and win contracts. It is a 'race to the bottom' and will not lead to long term growth.

    Advice to Management

    There are better ways to reduce costs than cut vacation and health benefits. Try reducing overhead at the upper management level.


  3. Great People, Good Culture and Work/Life Balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great team environment, work is challenging , encourages involvement, trusts your abilities

    Cons

    Need more career opportunities for growth and advancement, uncertainty due to upcoming merger with Engility, may end up being a positive


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Negative work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Not friendly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (5)

    Race to the Bottom

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    2 years as a systems engineer

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great team spirit! Good benefits. Interesting work. Leadership there at middle levels, but team mostly working independently. Pay comparable to similar type and level at other companies in area.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy at upper levels, causing errors in benefits management to be ignored if "only a few" employees affected. Ambiguity about "extra" hours.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to multiple complaints and help to motivate middle management to make needed changes.


  9. Great place

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

    I worked at TASC full-time

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

    Pros

    Great place to work Dependent on government contracts.

    Cons

    Dependent on vagaries of government contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Not any.


  10. It was better when it was Northrup Grumman

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

    I worked at TASC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The location in Washington DC is nice to work at

    Cons

    It helps to have a TS


  11. TASC is a people oriented company.

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

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

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

    Pros

    TASC is a growing company with lots of opportunities. After going private in late 2009, TASC woke up and started motivating employees to develop the business. The traditions of Wood Parker saying we are all about the people are maintained in TASC's culture.

    Cons

    Middle managers are too comfortable and do not challenge employees to try new positions move around the company. Lateral movement is difficult, managers are possessive of their employees.



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