Booz Allen Hamilton

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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
2,243 Reviews
3.3
2,243 Reviews
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Booz Allen Hamilton Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Shrader
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is generally pretty good but also depends on the client you support (in 295 reviews)

  • High opportunity ceiling; great benefits; worthwhile challenges; ability to influence work that matters (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • The Work Life Balance that it promises is often not the reality (in 114 reviews)

  • It is not uncommon for a person to be hired and then let go in a few months for "lack of work" (in 49 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are great! Fun company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GIS Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - GIS Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Benefits are great and overall pay is too. Compensation is very competitive.

    Cons

    The company is becoming very large therefore you tend to feel like a number rather than an asset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider discussing company values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; competitive benefits; caring, thoughtful leadership; quality of peers/staff is impressive

    Cons

    Different teams/sectors drive leadership; client environment will greatly impact morale-- good clients = good morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Continue to ensure visibility and transparency. 2. Understand there are industry best practices being adopted, but be careful not to get rid of those benefits and qualities that make Booz Allen attractive to top talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Great environment, very smart people.

    Cons

    None, lots of work which is good but can be taxing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible career options. You will get a lot of guidance as you progress. Just make sure you communicate with your senior leadership and they are very good at responding.

    Cons

    It is very challenging to look for work if you're not cleared. While jobs exists, the competition internally among other consultants can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, my experience at BAH has been fantastic so far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    The Atlanta Team has so many bright, driven people that bring out the best in each other to really produce high quality work. Every single one of the projects I have been involved in and know about are so cool and very rewarding.

    While I will credit some of this to luck, I was lucky enough to be part of a great management team that really cares about my future and helping me grow.

    Cons

    While most of the benefits are good, it would be nice if Management could increase tuition assistance to match that of the rising tuition costs at schools. This would also allow for more certifications and training to invest in your employees.

    Also, I think that the end of year bonus system needs to be improved. Currently, unless you Sr. Management directly bringing in business for you team, you don't get any kind of annual bonuses.

    The new Consumer Driven Health Plans are a step down from the previous plans in my opinion, but I think this is a nationwide hit across almost all businesses due to the new healthcare laws, so I don't hold this against BAH.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Strong public sector company expanding into selected commercial markets

    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    career growth, learning, leadership, work/life balance

    Cons

    distributed workforce makes it harder to be in the right place to take advantage of opportunities

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    They earn their employees loyalty

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great employee support and benefits
    Full support for training ($ and time)
    Excellent compensation and retirement savings plan

    Cons

    Positions are often tied to contracts which always have a finite period of performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the tools available to employees. Annual assessments require us to access multiple sites (People Profile, Hello Profile, Career Central...). We should have a one stop shop for all of it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Student Consultant Position

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    team oriented, tools available to learn the BAH way, very positive culture

    Cons

    I was just a student consultant. I was an unpaid position. No cons from my experience.

  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Augusta, GA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, room for advancement, generally a great, well-regarded company

    Cons

    Heavy on the red tape. Contracting jobs are always temporary. This means that you can perform flawlessly and still get laid off when they lose the contract. Also, Booz's work in this area primarily involves shift-work. Shift work can take a heavy toll on family life, and involves frequent holiday and weekend work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy with this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Stand behind their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Scott AFB, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Scott AFB, IL

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and above industry standard 401K contributions
    Go to great extents to retain employees when contracts end
    Good training support for continuing education ($ and time)

    Cons

    401K support coming down to industry standard (but still good)
    Contracts still end and they can't place everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate the career sites. Updating info still requires employees to access People, Hellos, and Career Central sites. Always confuses me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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