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Attain CEO Greg J. Baroni
Greg J. Baroni
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "This company rewards the competent and hard working(in 5 reviews)

  • "Many people telework frequently and the work-life balance is very favorable(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Attain is a growing company, so there are definitely some growing pains in regards to internal processes(in 4 reviews)

  • "high turn over rate, no one stuck around(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely happy working at Attain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Attain full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have had a wonderful experience working at Attain. I joined the company last year and from the first conversation with recruiting, through the interview process to now working here full-time, the people have been wonderful. I really appreciate the fact that leadership cares about the employees. I remember hearing that "our people are the best and we really try to take care of them" when I interviewed and it's been...

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    Cons

    The government shutdown has been hard on the entire DC-area. Attain has put in place a One Team plan to help mitigate the effects on our company which affects all team members. While I don't love that it affects me directly, I really admire the fact that leadership is constantly looking to take care of all staff members rather than just one or two groups. I can only hope that the shutdown ends ASAP - which of course...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue looking for ways to engage with staff members at all levels. Eat in the lunch room with us, join us for ping pong if you're between meetings, stop by to check in on just one colleague each day. Getting face-time with leadership is huge and means more than you think!

    Attain2019-01-15
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Attain

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my team

    Cons

    Management was terrible. Not honest and low integrity. Both to employees and customers.

    Attain2019-04-03
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not good. Really not good."

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Attain full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I cannot think of any.

    Cons

    Unorganized. People are unhelpful. Lacks strategy and direction. Lot of turnover. Corp HQ won’t respond to questions. If your not in HQ you are an afterthought. People doing jobs with no background in that area. Deceitful to clients.

    Attain2019-03-28
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Little Better than Average Beltway Contractor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Attain full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible with hours - NOVA has a lot of amenities

    Cons

    - Management doesn't make employees feel respected

    Attain2019-01-14
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Smoke and mirrors - What an awful company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Attain full-time

    Pros

    I'm sure there are some, but the negative far outweighs the positive.

    Cons

    Attain is full of false promises and lies. The company couldn’t care less about their employees - we’re constantly disrespected and management is untrustworthy (all the way up to the CEO). It’s the most unorganized, unethical place I’ve ever worked in my career. Here are some of the various issues with Attain: 1. Tons of bait of and switch when you’re hired: Employees are hired as salaried, told they are salaried,...

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    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees and treat them with respect. Hold employees accountable for bad work/practices. Give your employees a reason want to work for Attain and be proud of their jobs. Pay us competitively. Off perks and better benefits! Your actions speak louder than anything else and we're all VERY disappointed.

    Attain2019-01-17
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Lack of mutual respect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Attain full-time

    Pros

    it is what you make of it, and you can lead clients in your own way if you show initiative

    Cons

    people at my project spoke very poorly to one another, and upper level management encouraged this behavior by engaging in it. Everyone worked based on fear, not because they felt innovative or ambitious. high turn over rate, no one stuck around. not worth investing your time in

    Advice to Management

    hire better management, and keep an eye on the current ones.

    Attain2018-11-29
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Don't walk...RUN"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Attain full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Nice headquarters, friendly peers, competitive benefits.

    Cons

    My best advice is to talk to other industry leaders prior to taking a job here (or anywhere for that matter). Word travels fast and Attain has a reputation. One that is only getting worse as the company grows. Pay attention. After too many years of keeping my head down and focusing on the work at hand, enough is enough. If you enjoy an environment where you are constantly questioning the integrity and moral compass...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop being ROTTEN

    Attain2018-10-23
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Worst experience of my professional career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Attain full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can not think of any.

    Cons

    Where to begin, applied and interviewed for a Analyst position and when I started the role was administrative (scheduling interviews, setting up meetings). Started with 0 on boarding training. Was given a task 2 weeks into employment with little guidance and my “performance” manager would roll their eyes when I asked questions and did their best to make me feel stupid and insignificant. Was told by my project manager...

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    Attain2018-10-18
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best consulting firm I've ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Attain full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Having worked for many of the leading consulting firms over my career, Attain is by far the best. They take their corporate values very seriously and their is no limit as it pertains to career growth, having adopting a model that is unique to this industry. Benefits are excellent. Senior management truly practices what they preach. There are too many private stories to share that demonstrate the excellent culture of the...

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    Cons

    Attain is a growing company, so there are definitely some growing pains in regards to internal processes. If you're not patient with the company as they adapt to the fast pace of growth, you may struggle. If you are the type of person who requires micromanagement and expects frequent direction from management, you might also struggle.

    Attain2018-08-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Attain full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Innovative, empowering, growing, committed, open to new ideas, enables initiative

    Cons

    No discernible cons in my opinion

    Attain2018-08-02
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