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Toxic Leadership and Minimal Opportunity

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Current Employee - N/A in Washington, DC (US)
Current Employee - N/A in Washington, DC (US)

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

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

Pros

Not a bad place for an entry-level position, or to get your foot in the door right out of college. *Some* managers have been very helpful in allowing me to modify my schedule to reflect other commitments.

Cons

If you start at this company at an entry-level position, that's probably where you'll be when you leave. Low-level employees have no clear path for advancement, just "sideways promotions" where they get shuffled around various contracts until they leave. This policy strongly de-incentivizes any kind of personal initiative on the part of employees.

With a very few exceptions, the low-level managers in this company spend most of their time engaged in CYA garbage, to the detriment of their direct employees, while mid- and upper-level managers are concerned exclusively with playing corporate games and are rarely seen.

No effort is expended on culturing or retaining in-house talent; employees are regarded as interchangeable essentially expendable. This, again, highlights a minimum of internal advancement. What employee resources there are (HR, benefits, etc) seem to be under constant re-organization and as such are not terribly helpful.

Advice to Management

Decide whether or not you want TASC to actually have an identity as a company. If not, keep doing things the same way.

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  1. There are better than TASC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time

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

    Pros

    Not many that I can think of for this.

    Cons

    When I was on active duty, looking to come back to TASC, they did not seem to care very much about providing me a position. They went through the motions of doing their legal obligations and that was it. I had to "apply" for positions when, by law, I was to have preferred rehiring rights.

    Too many negatives.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Once a Premier Company - Now just a beltway bandit

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    Former Employee - Engineer VI in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer VI in Chantilly, VA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Good reputation, still some sole source, very long term contracts, good facilities

    Cons

    Growth, growth, growth is most important, just like all the other beltway bandits. TASC used to pride itself on NOT being a bandit and having a sterling reputation. Some of that rep still hangs on, but the company has lost its edge. Gives only lip service to caring about people. If someone leads a proposal and gets a big win, they get a big promotion no matter how incompetent a manager they are.

    Advice to Management

    You have destroyed the TASC culture where people were #1 and exceptional performance the norm! Now growth is everything!! I was once SO PROUD to be a TASCer; guys from other firms were envious! But now TASC just like BAH or SAIC. We've lost our differentiation and it started when we stopped promoting from inside and brought in "fresh blood." It's just so sad to see!

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