Booz Allen Hamilton Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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Booz Allen Hamilton President and CEO Horacio D. Rozanski
Horacio D. Rozanski
1,204 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance depending on project can be very inconsistent(in 217 reviews)

  • "Since going public the culture became no different than any other publicly traded company(in 102 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible Pay and Culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Everything depends on your specific project/team/client Non client-facing positions usually offer some flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Outdated culture Management talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk Benefits are being cut even during growth periods You will feel like just a number Pay is terrible and not on par with competitors Very little work / life balance Office space is terrible, company refuses to invest in decent / large enough facilities High turnover among younger employees b/c of everything listed above

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not a great company to work for"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for 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""

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great career, just not for me."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training, Locations, Advancement, Work-Life Balance, Leadership

    Cons

    Working on client site as an outsider (consulting environment), limited types of opportunities.

  4. "Great Company to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team, looks out for their employees, great benefits

    Cons

    Promotion opportunity is unclear, work life balance depends on the client you support

  5. "Software Engineer at Booz Allen"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Low pay and little transparency on issues

  6. "Very informational"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dubai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Better work life balance than other companies

    Cons

    The projects are in the public sector

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture but hard to get promoted"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Technologist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance Great for tech careers Company does great job of communicating new initiatives Good pay No travel required Collaborative and innovative culture

    Cons

    Promotions are few at higher levels Promotions difficult to get because they are based on subjective criteria Salary varies widely (negotiate aggressively when you start)

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  8. "Good place to work, but hard for career growth."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, a lot of different contracts to work on. Great people and upper management. Work/life balance is excellent.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than most other companies. Hard to find internal work if you're on the bench (waiting on clearance to clear). There is very little room for career growth. No overtime pay.

  9. "good company with smart coworkers"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance here

    Cons

    Slow promotion, flat company structure

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is amazing

    Cons

    Poor recruiting staff, needs to be fixed

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