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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated 19 November 2018
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Booz Allen Hamilton President and CEO Horacio D. Rozanski
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Pros
  • "Amazing work-life balance with the most flexible schedule in the industry" (in 565 reviews)

  • "Work from home, community sharing" (in 92 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be tough here but no worse (maybe even better) than other firms in this market" (in 194 reviews)

  • "Mostly young inexperienced gossiping chatter boxes with a lack of work ethic" (in 90 reviews)

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  1. "Strong firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good values and work ethic

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes on the weekend


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The CEO seem like a good guy.

    Cons

    "The Work Life Balance that it promises is usally not the reality"

        "It is common for a person to be hired and then let go in a few months for "lack of work""

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the pick

  3. Helpful (333)

    "Great people, terrible business"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great. Everyone -- even the difficult types -- are eager to work and excel. There are some senior officers with questionable morality, but most people here are great people to work with.

    Cons

    1. Federal clients. Don't forget that you'll move at their pace, not yours.
    2. The nature of the job means that sooner or later you'll be strategizing ways to get more money from the client (i.e. federal government), regardless of whether or not you'll actually add value. BAH runs on government money, a large chunk from DoD, and thus is part of the bigger problem we have in this country with fiscal responsibility.
    3. Living off the American taxpayer. Much of the money that flies around in DC is at the expense of everyone else everywhere else in the US, BAH is a major player in this system, particularly the defense technology sector.
    4. You'll never get paid what you're worth. The three lowest ranks (Consultant, Sr. Consultant, Associate) seldom make what they're worth, while senior management (looking at you, officers) make insane amounts of money.

    Advice to Management

    I'm leaving this job for two reasons, despite being hand-picked and groomed for greater responsibility by senior management.

    1. You weren't paying me enough to do the job; especially when you factor in the amount of stress this job puts on a human being, the amount of time I sacrificed with my family, the amount of guilt this job inspired in me as an American.
    2. The job is not meaningful to anyone who doesn't lust for profits. At some point each of us gets a look at how the sausage is made, and then it becomes clear that the government is basically asking (literally sending out solicitations and announcements) to be ripped off. They don't need what we're selling, but they buy it anyways because Congress tells them to. This buys Congress fancy retirement plans at the same businesses that profit. But everyone else loses, and Booz Allen isn't doing enough to be a part of our nation's long-term fiscal stability.


  4. "Great place to work if you can support business development activites"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Easy to move around.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and guidance

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on working level instead of management


  5. "90 days in, and I am happy I joined"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    The amount of support for personal and professional development/growth can almost be overwhelming. The new-hire orientation was a great experience, and it is very obvious that BAH puts a lot of emphasis on employee well-being. Of course, BAH also puts a lot of emphasis of support the clients as well. I'm only 3 months into my employment, but I am exceedingly happy to have made this move.

    Cons

    Sometimes the voluminous amounts of information, resources, and training can overwhelm you, but I am going to attribute that to my being new. I'm sure over time I will understand how best to take advantage of those resources and feel comfortable using them. Probably the only thing I am not a fan of is the health benefit options available. I'm not a huge fan of high-deductible plans and HSA savings... they are not really bad plans, I just have never been into them.


  6. "senior consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    best people, best management, great work culture

    Cons

    slow paced, government consulting, no real commercial consulting opportunities


  7. "Great Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    presentation experience, great group members

    Cons

    lots of down time, doesn't offer travel or housing aid

  8. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and Work from home opportunity

    Cons

    Workload might be less sometimes


  9. "I like it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Its a good company if you have a good team

    Cons

    Being on client side often makes it hard to demonstrate growth


  10. "Good company that tries to be great, but they sometimes fall short."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance & Positive Culture

    Cons

    Managers are not the best. Salary is not great.


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