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TASC Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Fantastic work environment with smart, innovative, and motivated coworkers (in 14 reviews)

  • Interesting work; good people among the rank and file; reasonable job security especially for engineers (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Life as Engility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TASC business units still intact, managing and treating their employees like humans - despite all the changes to the company since the merger.

    Cons

    Engility corporate, including the legacy TASC corporate executives treating employees as commodities. Barely spend time interacting with the employees that make it possible for them to enjoy the perks of being an executive at Engility. Management staff don't know how to be leaders.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Oconomowoc, WI
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Oconomowoc, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with helpful staff, excellent work environment.

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations on ramp up time, little or no voice.

    Advice to Management

    less functional training and more technical overview of applications.


  3. "Intern/Proposal Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TASC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gave me a job out of school, so that's a plus

    Cons

    Did not seem generally interested in keeping me


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Use to be a Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work without being micro managed. Flex hours. The Legacy TASC side use to be a very great company.

    Cons

    Upper Management is very dis engaged with staff. Very little communication when needed. The Benefits are not Great. Raises if you get one is very little.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee's. Don't tell them you don't have time to address the needs of the department because you don't understand the statement of work. If you don't have time to learn what your Staff does, place that group under another manager who has the time. Your employee's should feel cared for and have confidence in there leadership.


  6. "Cyber Security Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at TASC full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment where your peers look out for you.

    Cons

    Benefits are not that great.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Here we go again"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SETA in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - SETA in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TASC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Customers are great people to work with. It's rewarding to see the work that is accomplished by the organization that we support.

    Cons

    The last time before a government shut down, the company made everyone take a week of forced vacation at the end of September. This allowed to program manager to still have some '2014 funds' with which to pay people while during the first week of October when the government was shut down.

    They did this 'for the good of the customer' to continue to have a smaller group of people 'on the job to carry out the 'mission''. For appearances, the CEO also took a week of vacation as a measure of solidarity (although they probably also increased his annual bonus by more than 5% to more than make up for it).

    Forced vacation is paid time off that can't be used for vacation. Basically, if you get paid $52,000 per year and you take a week of forced vacation, you are really just taking a $1000 pay cut unless you perfectly timed that trip to Disneyworld. Unlike federal workers, you don't get $1000 in back pay when Congress finally decides to behave like adults.

    What's the point of all of this? If TASC has to choose between watching out for the interests of it's employees or 'supporting the mission', TASC is going to pander to the COTRs instead of watching out for its employees.

    Advice to Management

    When the government shuts down, cut the 'all for one and one for all' BS. If it's 'all for one and one for all', give your employees their share of the award fee that they earn when they do excellent work (instead of just handing out a $200 check to people who know how to work the bonus process*). If you're not going to share in the positives, don't make everyone give up their 'fair share' of the negatives.

    To the COTRs, please recognize this pandering and don't encourage it. TASC management doesn't care so much about 'the mission' that you're responsible for as the award fee that you give them. Realize that if you give the managers a 100% award fee because of the 'innovative approach to supporting the mission in the face of the government shutdown', you aren't compensating the project team for the week's worth of pay that they were forced to give up. You're just encouraging management to screw over the contractors your team so that they can pander to you. Don't let them do that.

    *Every cycle, Person 1 and Person 2 get together. Person 1 says Person 2 did an awesome job. Person 2 says Person 1 did an awesome job. Person 1 and Person 2 get a bonus.)


  8. Helpful (1)

    "System Engineer 4"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sys Engineer IV in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Sys Engineer IV in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and challenging assignments

    Cons

    Senior management out of touch with those that accomplish the mission!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist and Tech Fellow in Bristow, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist and Tech Fellow in Bristow, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TASC provide me the opportunity to work across the Intelligence Community in a number of capabilities. They also recognized by technical expertise by selecting me to be a Tech Fellow for over 8 yrs.

    Cons

    TASC's parent company acquired Egility Corp and is now merging TASC and Egility together. Many Englity managers are taking the staff positions at TASC.

    Advice to Management

    TASC has a great reputation across the IC agencies, but hard times across the gov agencies is making it hard for everyone.


  10. "Customer service Tech."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Customer Service Tech in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Tech in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at TASC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    in the evening it gets slammed and people get irritated


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and unorganized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment and solid work load. Flexibility of development approaches and small teams allows for experimentation in line with personal preferences.

    Cons

    Barebones technical resources and support, lacking structure and experienced program managers. Minimal over site and structure mixed with fast paced work can lead to high stress and mismanaged projects.


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