Attain – Washington, DC
The Sr. Business Systems Analyst is responsible for planning, requirements gathering and transitioning busines… Attain
I have been working at Attain full-time (More than a year)
I knew which program I was joining when I joined the company, so I had a great commute and it was the kind of work I wanted. I liked my team and clients. My recruiting process was very quick and easy. I had a good experience with the company. The social events, sports games, holiday party, etc. are fun and a nice touch. My salary and benefits were great. They even offer legal services as a benefit and you can expense your cell phone/data. My severance and PTO was helpful when I was let go for "lack of work". You'll encounter senior consultants who seriously believe they are going to make partner some day! They have an aggressive proposal strategy and a multi-million dollar pipeline.
When people roll off the program, they get fired the next day. It doesn't matter how successful you were or how many proposals they've put your resume on. You better be billable or you're fired. The folks on overhead in HQ between projects are related to partners. You will spend a lot of time on proposals because their strategy is put out lots of them with little chance of winning, and they don't have full time proposal staff so it's the consultants on client projects who do the heavy lifting. When they win firm fixed price projects, they take months to fill the positions. They profit by delaying their recruitment since the client has been paying for it already. When your project is about to end, I would suggest save your PTO, update your resume, and apply to other jobs. Watch out for competitors trying to poach you, Attain will sue.
Advice to Management
Attain is too big to keep acting like a small company. Firing good consultants at the end of the project is going to make it harder to attract talent and smart people will find new jobs and leave before the project is over and you have no time to hire a backfill.