Robbins-Gioia

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Robbins-Gioia Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
53 Reviews
2.5
53 Reviews
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Brad King
13 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, good location, collegial work environment, opportunities to excel if you take advantage of them (in 3 reviews)

  • Transforming a 30 year old firm is a big task, it (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no real talent among any of the owners or senior management cronies appointed by them (in 4 reviews)

  • Company continues to lose valuable employees due to poor management (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Strong leadership - Great Direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robbins-Gioia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Management and coworkers are committed to excellence
    - Customer Focused – We will always do right by the customer regardless of company impact
    - Strategic leadership really has RG positioned for continued success
    - Customer and competitors hold RG in high esteem

    Cons

    - Contract delays and small business set asides have slowed growth opportunities for RG, but we seem to be overcoming with new solutions and greater penetration within the commercial market space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep growing relationships with your customer base and field employees
    - Continue investing in employees through training and education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would never go back, not for all the money in the world

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robbins-Gioia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    -Completely inept management
    -Mediocre (at best) staff
    -Zero loyalty
    -Company is consistently losing money and will do whatever they can to keep afloat, regardless of what that means doing to their employees
    -Gossipy, negative culture (what kind of company keeps a senior manager that had to go through an anger management course as a condition of her continued e- wmployment( which did no good, by the way, and who up until a year ago was still a senior manager at this company, handling a large commercial account?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just close up shop now - and give your remaining employees a respectable package. Don't keep stringing these people along for your own ego.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sinking Fast Like the Titanic

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Robbins-Gioia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Hard working co worker trying to save the Titantic.

    Cons

    Inept and arrogant legacy management who can't recall a contract win. Desperate for any revenue. No vision. just hanging on desperately to a few remaining contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field people. Get rid of the legacy dead weight management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Abandon Ship!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Robbins-Gioia

    Pros

    Good past history of company

    Cons

    Gone off the rails and lost direction. Everyone is leaving who is any good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Tick tock it's only a matter of time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Robbins-Gioia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I got a paycheck and benefits, but you can get those flipping burgers too! Not much other than that to say positive.

    Cons

    Leadership and the legacy personnel felt their ideas were the only way to go. Slow or no paid contractors. Big head Bar star syndrome with Sr. executives especially the CTO and CEO not far behind and mid level Directors in positions they shouldn't be in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking the large margins built into your green sheet pricing tool and pay the bills and people who worked for the business. Also do not accept a paycheck. That might go a long ways.
    Oh and we can tell the planted reviews. Someone mentioned Informa acting like they owned an ATM. Well Informa must have shown the current owners a PIN number for the ATM and their bonuses. This isn't a secret...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Jury is still out

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robbins-Gioia full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are top notch, success driven people with very high ethics. Benefits package is excellent. CEO (Brad King) is great leader who has made a LOT of changes, some of which haven't been very popular. Company was very top heavy with fancy (EXPENSIVE) office space, all of which came right from the bottom line. He has gotten this back in line with size and revenue.

    Cons

    Informa treated RG like an ATM. They always took money from company without putting anything back in. The company is making up for the mess that Informa left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the folks who are working daily with the customers and bringing money in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dysfynctional, Ineffective owners and senior positions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Robbins-Gioia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As with most organizations, there are some talented and ethical people. Location is killer, if you live in the Alexandria vicinity.

    Cons

    Antiquated, old-school business model. Senior positions occupied by some very poor managers - Divisive, mean-spirited, and self obsessed who clearly haven't the slightest notion how to build a strong, successful work environment. Continues to attempt to ride its historic brand from from its long-past glory days when the $ rolled in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Robbins Gioia does not pay their subcontractors for federal contracts.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robbins-Gioia as a contractor

    Pros

    No pros for thighs company

    Cons

    Be careful if you are a subcontractor. You will not get paid.

  10.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Robbins-Gioia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    When I worked here the people, atmosphere and company mentality were fantastic

    Cons

    mid size company with no where to go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time to rebrand

    Recommends
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    A 'once great' company spiraling down the drain

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robbins-Gioia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Rich history of success; Great people; Over achieving employees

    Cons

    Degradation of focus; High Rates; Unprofessional CTO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ability to buy a portion of the company does not give said people the ability to be leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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