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"Your career at TASC is what you decide to make of it.....networking matters."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Reston, VA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Reston, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The biggest overall pro is the openness of top-level management to share information on the state of the company and how it impacts the employee. Management has gone out of its way to be open and transparent with the company's business. TASC also recognizes work-life balance is important to employee retention. TASC still enjoys a reputation for providing high quality engineering services. Overall, it is a good place to work during this low point in Government contracting.

Cons

Benefits are taking it on the chin. The company has gone two years without contributing to the profit-sharing benefit (standard is 3% of one's pay put into the 401K). The company has also reduced 401k matching benefits and vacation accrual. Health care costs doubled over the last year but, in fairness, one has to attribute that to Obamacare and its gruesome regulations. Given that Government is now looking at minimum cost as opposed to best value, companies have been under pressure to reduce their rates. The company has not issued raises in two years, but is providing retention bonuses to its higher performing personnel. In defense of the company however, this is happening all over, and one can probably expect this to be the case until 2017.

Advice to Management

Consider taking the money that might go for pay raises and profit-matching and putting that into a bonus pool, so that bonuses can be awarded to even your average contributor. In this challenging time, a retention bonus would probably help reduce employee anxiety about not having a pay raise over multiple years.

Other Employee Reviews for TASC

  1. "Good opportunity for new graduates"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Reading, MA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Reading, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for someone just out of college. Good exposure to government contracts.

    Cons

    I worked at TASC for 10 years. I was there during the transition from TASC to Primark and then to Northrop Grumman. The best years were when it was still TASC. After the Primark acquisition, it was downhill. No upward mobility, stagnant technology, low wages, no raises. Old boy network prevailed.

    Advice to Management

    Like most of the reviewers, I admonish you to look within for promotable people if you want the good ones to stay. Try and make it back into the company Art and Harry created. Vibrant, necessary, respected.


  2. "Great place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TASC full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work Dependent on government contracts.

    Cons

    Dependent on vagaries of government contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Not any.

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