Booz Allen Hamilton Associate Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Interview Details

Resume and profile submitted to BAH Recruitment on my behalf by long-time employee. Contacted by Sr. Recruiter for phone screening; participated in numerous phone interviews with Sr. Associates and Principals; then met with Practice leadership and senior-level associates for several in-person interviews.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview Details

    Interviews are generally behavior-based questions. You will be grilled around your expertise and fit with the firm's culture. Stay persistent with recruiters; they tend to be lackadaisical with follow-up.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The company does not take kindly to negotiation. The recruiter made me feel like they were going to revoke my offer when I asked for more money.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview Details

    I received an unsolicited phone call from an employee who found my resume through membership to a professional society. I was brought into an interview and they asked me 3 questions about experience and resume, then they asked me if I was willing to learn new techniques and methods for analysis, and then they asked me if I had any ethical issues with doing DOD work. Then we spend the rest of the interview talking about hobbies and interests outside of work.

    Interview Questions
    • I think the unexpected question was about whether or not I had ethical issues with DOD work. It surprised me that that they cared, but later I found out that they ask because due to the nature of the work, they did not want us to have any personal issues with the work that we did and would have placed in work that didn't keep me up at night.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They asked me first for salary and I provided a high number and they accepted. It seemed like they were in need at the time for the skill set that I had.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview Details

    It was a straight forward interview. I was asked about previous experiences and how they may relate to the current task order. The interview was a panel process where I was interviewed by multiple team members. I think they're more interested in background coupled with personality fit.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. The offered a lower salary and would not negotiate on vesting or vacation to compensate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    After a fairly standard pre-screen process I was invited to an 'interview event' where four Senior Associates rotated through asking questions. Most of the questions are situational based but I have heard of case interviews as well. Mostly it was about being able to quickly establish a rapport with the interviewer and express oneself well.

    Interview Questions
    • No surprise questions, they do a good job getting you ready for what to expect.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No ability to negotiate - take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview Details

    Only had 1 round in person - met with 2 people for about 45 min each. Easy going convo.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Was only able to negotiate bonus
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview Details

    I was fortunate and knew someone...no interview process

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I got what I initially asked for
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Interview Details

    Met with four senior managers and an HR representative. Found out after that only two of the managers really mattered. Reviewed my resume multiple times during meetings. Met with HR representative to discuss culture of company and salary expectations. Received call a couple months later from HR extending an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • No overly difficult questions. Asked about background and skill-set. Very professional.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Our interview process evaluates your skills, thinking, and experience. You’ll meet with several employees from different teams who will give a cross-section view of Booz Allen and look for quantifiable examples of functional expertise, consulting skills, teamwork, and leadership.

    Accepted Offer
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed for a position based on a referral from the company being supported by the Booz Allen Hamilton contract vehicle. Because of the referral, I was able to bypass the initial HR screening, which simplified the process. I received a call from a Booz Allen Principal asking if I was interested in the position and subsequently got a call from their Recruiting section to be screened for qualifications and to determine how my background measured up against the job requirements. Most of the screening was straightforward, but I was surprised at how persistent the screener was in trying to determine my expected salary range. After screening, I was scheduled for an interview with three Senior Associates and one Principal. I found the instructions they sent prior to the interview to be helpful in preparing, especially since they sent me the names of the interviewers, which allowed me to research their backgrounds ahead of time. My interview started promptly on time and the only thing I was surprised by was that it was four separate interviews vice a panel interview. That worked out well, though, and made for a more relaxed experience. There was some overlap between questions, but each had a different area they wanted to explore. One focused on how I would fit in the Booz Allen culture, another focused on expectations of an associate, the third focused on my qualifications for the position, and the fourth focused on how I would perform in the particular job and how I would fit in the supported organization. Overall, a smooth, pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions
    • The only question that caught me slightly off guard was "What do you think is the most important thing you will need to succeed at Booz Allen?" I thought the interviewer was looking for what particular trait or skill I would bring to the company, but instead it was a Booz Allen cultural question.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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