Booz Allen Hamilton Interview Questions

Updated Mar 9, 2015
Updated Mar 9, 2015
187 Interview Reviews

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    Unknown Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview Details

    Having previously been employed with Booz Allen for 8 years, I expected some degree of understanding that, at a minimum, I'm fully qualified to return to employment there. Apparently not...they sent me through to a job fair style large interview event. Had I known this prior to showing up, I would have pushed back. What made the whole process confusing was once I passed through this stage to the individual interview, they were never clear what exactly it was I was interviewing for. I understood they were very interested in winning more work in the client space I had just left and wanted to lean on that opportunity but the lack of clarity into my role or expectations made the entire "interview" difficult from my end.

    I met with the Principal of the team who then passed me on to an Associate level manager. Having been on both sides of the Booz interview process before, the entire interview seemed disjointed and lacking focus. Additionally, since I had already met with the individual that actually has hiring authority (the Principal), I found the 2nd discussion with the Associate a bit of a waste. Overall it left me thinking they hadn't taken a turn for the better since I left them a few years previously.

    Interview Questions
    • Just general discussion around my experience and, specifically, the client I had just been working with since they were interested in expanding in that area.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview Details

    It was three back to back in person interviews each about 30-40 minutes.
    Mostly behavior questions, questions about my past projects and some basic OOP questions.
    1 example of code was provided, had to debug it if anything was wrong with it and explain its time complexity.
    Very informative and nice interviewers,

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview Details

    I was out of country during the interview process however the company was extremely accommodating to the circumstances and was still able to conduct a professional interview via email. If this is how they value their potential employees, I would love to work with them everyday as this shows me they are reasonable and care about their people.

    Interview Questions
    • What do I think is my most valuable skill?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Records Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with two team members. First member was more on the technical side of the program. He asked more in-depth questions on knowledge of the program. Second member was more on finding out if I was the right fit for the position. Will I be able to strategically apply my knowledge to accomplish the mission with little to no supervision. I wasn't prepared for the scope of responsibilites because the position I applied for was a mid-level position and this was an interview on the senior-level.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you written policies and directives?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted by a recruiter about a month later. The phone screen was pretty quick, all the questions were basically things she could have gotten from my online application. A week later I was scheduled for an in-person at the Crystal City office. There were about 5 other candidates interviewing for the same position when I got there. Interview was with 3 separate people from the team. Most of the questions focused on why I wanted to work for Booz Allen and some behavioral questions. Interviewers were not very relaxed and it was not really a great experience. I wasn't interested in working for them anymore and accepted another offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Technical Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I met with hiring manager via Skype and then met with next three levels of management in person. They asked challenging questions and wanted to know more about my background and level of technical experience. I was not able to obtain much of any information from the BAH team about the position itself because the project is gov't-related and classified.

    Interview Questions
    • Short open ended questions or situational questions, such as what would you do if you were in charge of a blotched project, etc. And ...how would go about loading code to the web? Tell me when things went really bad and what you did about it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bwi Airport, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Bwi Airport, MD
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Job fair setting in hotel; each company had individual hotel rooms. Sign up was easy and recruiters very friendly and interested. Society of American Military Engineers sponsored the job fair; free to active and retired military. Shoes up about 5 min early to interview and greeted by recruiter on time. Watched my posture and unbuttoned suit jacket while sitting. Always made good eye contact and spoke deliberately and not too quickly. Tried to relax by reminding myself to be me and not someone else. I had decent discussion with recruiter about several possibilities but did come across desperate or committal since I was using the interview mainly for practice. I achieved my goal but not expecting a follow up from them and that's okay.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant, Program Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Screening interview by a HR recruiter that went over my resume, and inquiry on salary requirements. She told me the maximum for the position, which I was 10% over their maximum, yet tow days later, was notified that the hiring manager wanted to meet with me and her team.

    Meet with the hiring manager who was in a hurry to a RFP review meeting, and her team. The position required being at a government facility and billing 40 hours per week to the government contract. Questions were essentially reviewing my experience against the qualifications and job description listed in the posted job description.

    Part of the interview covered what my experience in proposal writing and other related marketing tasks.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Contracts Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied via Booz-Allen's careers website. Booz-Allen first contacted me about interviewing with them by phone. Because it was a Friday before I was to leave on vacation, we had a couple of subsequent phone conversations while I was on vacation. Face-to-face interview was a few days after I returned. They interviewed a few other candidates for the job after that.

    Interview Questions
    • What were some of the more difficult negotiations you were involved in?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    very knowledgable regarding the platforms I have used in the past. They know what they are looking for and based on your resume they make you feel like they know you already.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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