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"TASC has been a competent employer with declining benefits, like many of its competitors."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chantilly, VA
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chantilly, VA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

There are a wide variety of very interesting assignments, with potential for travel if that's what you want. TASC will pay for degree- or certificate-related coursework. TASC complies with all laws regarding EEOC, overetime, etc., and generally has sane management.

Cons

TASC has reorganized 5 times since I started work in2002, which means a lot of turbulence in the chain of command. Benefits have been shrinking steadily since I joined TASC in 2002, due largely to the competitive landscape in a shrinking Federal budget. TASC will not pay for upgrade training that does not lead to a certificate or degree. The maximum total of vacation and sick leave is 4 weeks no matter what your years with the company.

Advice to Management

Try not to reorganize for 5 years. Find some way to allow more senior employees to less than full time. Find some way to allow more than 4 weeks combined vacation and sick leave.

Other Employee Reviews for TASC

  1. Helpful (3)

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

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


  2. "Good opportunity for new graduates"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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