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Updated 24 May 2018
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  • Less work/life balance activities (in 189 reviews)

  • Mostly young inexperienced gossiping chatter boxes with a lack of work ethic (in 88 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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    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 (262)

    "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. "company on the move"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment where you can be rewarded for growth
    Great brand and respectable place to work
    Reinvesting in workforce with improved people programs and emphasis on developing skills

    Cons

    corporate processes (e.g. recruiting) are bureaucratic and sometimes unhelpful to the business
    Fewer opportunities to progress at very senior levels (principal and above)

    Advice to Management

    fix recruiting, take some calculated business risks...


  5. "Great Company, Flexible and night actually care about staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Above average PTO
    Flexible work and great work life balance
    Global locations
    Fair and balanced salary and increases
    Training and educational benefits
    Sr. Leadership that listens to staff and actually implements solutions and strategies
    Superior tools, resources and reach back to supplement career movement and job tasks, you will never be on an island alone

    Cons

    Healthcare is expensive, high deductible
    Lower cost hmo not available in all locations
    Some newer staff members possess no work experience but are hired at the associate and SR Consultant level without those particular skill sets
    Some local management teams are old school, legacy mentality and have a hard time rolling with progressive changes

    Advice to Management

    Train legacy managers (Sr Associates) to align with current BAH corporate structure, or get them out! They are forcing good folks to leave


  6. "Good investment"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Invested employees and training benefits and utilization targets are reasonable. People take their work seriously. All steps are planned and strategized.

    Cons

    Too big, little cohesion, creativity not encouraged, initiatives verbose and confusing, no billing of company event time, too many new hires waiting for work.

    Advice to Management

    Invert some benefits to promote more training at lower service tenure. Hire differently, don’t waste new staff time by forcing them to start by looking for work. Pay them to learn more for their job. Find the work for them.


  7. "OK place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, corporate offices were well equipped
    Career progression and mentoring
    Offered both free and tuition reimbursed training opportunities

    Cons

    Can be heavy on "business development" which isn't everyone's cup of tea
    Complicated HR and travel systems

  8. "The best reputation in their markets - for a reason"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal in McLean, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company - great ethics

    Cons

    Senior leadership highly motivated by incentive compensation and bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Continuous reorganizations impact stable growth and employee comfort


  9. "Great Place to Start a Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Booz Allen has so many things going for it these days. Benefits for employees continue to get better and more flexible to reach a range of employees. 6% 401K match is still among the best in the industry. Incredibly wide range of clients and opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Booz Allen is changing if you are a traditional management consultant this might not be the place for you. The firm is moving fast to become a technology and product company. You need to be a data science, cyber, IT developer, or hard core skills in the defense space. Traditional management consulting skills are not valued here the way they used to be. It's just a fact of life, the firm is moving in a new direction. The continued to move to open office spaces is kind of a joke - the firm is selling it as more collaboration, when it's really just about cutting real estate expenses. A note to anyone who is being considered for a Senior Associate position as an external hire - be very very careful and due your due diligence. It's extremely hard to be successful as an outside hire. You need to ask about your integration plan - what specifically is your manager going to do to help you acclimate. Otherwise you will likely fail.


  10. "tester"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company, easy to move up.

    Cons

    Less project , management not helpful enough in finding project.


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