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6 days ago

Quality Assurance Analysts (Mid-Level)

Attain Washington, DC

Immediate need for Quality Assurance Analysts (Mid-Level) Attain is a professional services company comprised of innovative problem solvers who… Dice


30+ days ago

C++ Software Engineer

Attain Bethesda, MD

Attain is a professional services company comprised of innovative problem solvers who deliver tangible results to address today’s most complex public… Attain


2 days ago

SharePoint Developer – new

Attain Bethesda, MD

- Assist with testing, code reviews, documentation and training. - Expected to learn and keep up to date with evolving technologies and applications… Attain


30+ days ago

Grant Fund Accountant

Attain Washington, DC

, business process reviews/recommendations, information technology assessments/recommendations. Interface with all levels of client staff at various… Attain


30+ days ago

Peoplesoft Grants/Projects/Contracts Functional Lead

Attain Washington, DC

Include: · Consults and interviews clients to ascertain and define requirements; • Makes recommendations on business process improvements… Attain


30+ days ago

Service Desk Technician

Attain Washington, DC

Attain is a leading professional services company comprised of innovative problem solvers who deliver tangible results to address today’s most… Attain


8 days ago

Oracle Federal Financials Functional SME/Analyst (Healthcare Industry)

Attain Washington, DC

Attain is a premier consulting firm in the Federal, Public Sector and Higher Education Industries. Founded by well-known executives who have been in… Attain


17 days ago

Immediate need for Mid-level Java Developers

Attain Washington, DC

Attain is a professional services company comprised of innovative problem solvers who deliver tangible results to address today’s most complex public… Attain


30+ days ago

XBRL Specialist

Attain Washington, DC

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30+ days ago

Workday Financials Functional Lead

Attain Washington, DC

Attain is expanding its practice in several areas and now seeks a Certified Workday Financials Functional Lead for a Workday ERP Project. The… Attain


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    The company whose name I could almost never remember

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Attain full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I think they win work, some of the other underlings are ok.

    I gave work-life balance a 3, but other than me obsessing about how bizarre of a work-place it was and how little work I did at home, I barely ever had to put in more than 40. I know people who may not have even put in that regularly. However, as elucidated later, others did not share this experience, thus the average.

    Cons

    The name "Attain" bugged me from the time I accepted an interview up until this day, it's so unnatural sounding without a context. There's no present tense of the verb form "to attain," I guess maybe "Attainment" would work in that sense and as a better name. Along with having relative amnesia about the company name, no one else will know who you work for as well.

    Now for the substantive cons:

    I literally did next to no work for months on a project. It seemed that middle to upper management was so busy justifying not having any staff doing no work by doing fluff reporting that they couldn't even get management of a team close to their to-do list. It was like living in a bizarro world where 8 hours of refreshing the Huffington Post was great work and nothing was ever badly done. Truly a horror-show confluence of factors, taking complex work while hiring under-qualified and large firm burnouts and staffing the base level employees almost exclusively with well intentioned, hard working former administrative female employees looking to escape to a serious desk job with duties beyond jotting notes, editing others work, color coding, and primarily secretarial duties, only to have the intense gender bias of Attain shove them into exactly that work.

    Never have I seen a company punish those who volunteer and go the extra mile so severely with back-breaking menial tasking as I ever have at Attain. I assume that sometimes these crushing mind-numbing tasks ended with real remuneration or greater token title changes, but I never saw it.

    Apparently the story of their inception is multiple M&A's of floundering consulting companies (Bearing Point Consulting USA, some other company) but to my knowledge the results never changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Underbidding competition and returning crap results only goes so far. A shoestring company is possible to run, but talent has to be homegrown and cared for like nobody's business, especially if real salaries aren't possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
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