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No Offer – Interviewed in Washington, DC Oct 2012 – Reviewed Jan 7, 2013
Interview Details –
I have been referred for a handful of jobs with BAH throughout the past year, and I have had a negative experience in the times I have been contacted by HR. The time I did finally get an interview, it was done by phone from a subcontractor hired by BAH. This subcontractor is a one-woman-shop who uses the same phone number to conduct BAH business as well as sell her own cruise line/travel agency services among other businesses she has on the side. This was her own personal phone number as well, not a company number. I found all of this out after i did a google search of this person and had my friend who works for BAH look her up in their system.
Needless to say, her questions/responses were very unprofessional and she was very aggressive on the phone. She treated me as if I did not know what I was talking about or had any idea what I was doing. She accused me of not having any real interest in a job because I expressed flexibility in the particular work role I was interested in. After the 20min conversation she tells me it wasn't a job interview, it was a "clearing" system BAH uses to create profiles for prospective employees. And when she asked if i had ever applied for a job at BAH and i said yes, she accused me of lying because she could not find me in their computer system.
Needless to say, I quickly became disinterested in working for BAH. I have had other HR personnel email me to follow up on applications and not one has bothered to respond to my inquiry of how things are moving along or expressed any further interest. I can confidently say that this is a BAH problem and not a problem with my qualifications or interview style as i have received multiple offers from top contractors and federal agencies. There are many other internal issues BAH has, including ineffective leadership, lower than average compensation, reduced benefits, and poor values and ethical practices. I do not recommend BAH to any professional. There are other contractors out there with better practices and values than BAH.
Interview Question – more like unexpected accusations than questions. very unprofessional HR department. View Answer
No Offer – Reviewed Jan 8, 2013
Interview Details – Best chance of getting an interview is through a connection, not the website. Try to meet with a current employee or recruiter if interested in working for them. Great interview, was told I would hear back in two weeks, heard back three months later.
Interview Question – How important do you feel a work/life balance is? Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Jul 18, 2012
Interview Details – All about personality fit
Interview Question – Are you willing to make cold calls? Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Aug 2, 2012
Interview Details – I was first contacted by a Booz Allen recruiter for JMOs. He was very helpful and talked for about 2 hours about my qualifications. He even told me that he has found a job for me a week later. However, a few weeks after that, he was impossible to reach. Talking to some of my other JMO friends (a total of three), they have had the turn around and still had no success in reaching them and never got any offers; they were just left in the dark with no further guidance. The company seems like a legit place, but the recruiting process is terrible. If you are a JMO and got the same thing, don't fret! Continue to search for jobs because there are a lot of jobs out there that pay more and don't treat you like dirt.
Interview Question – Typical questions and nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Aug 4, 2012
Interview Details – Over necessarily stretched. Not for the immediate job seeker. FIrst a series of "phone screens" then followed by an inperson panel interview to feel you out. It boils down really to whether they like you or not.
Declined Offer – Reviewed Mar 28, 2013
Interview Details – I was referred by a current BAH employee. I was then called 3 times for "preliminary" information and interviews. These were by HR folks who were more looking for personnal information and asked generic questions. Then a month later I was asked to come to a "speed dating" group interview format. I sat at the same table in a large room with 15 other candidates, and I had 3 Booze employees rotate to talk to me for 30 minutes each. They were very nice and asked about my background and why I wanted to work for Booze. They did ask about any challenging work experiences I might have had. Then I waited for 2 months before I heard anything from HR. I called several times to ask for updates, and was told they would contact me soon. When I got a job offer from another company I told the employee who referred me, but HR still didnt contact me for another 1.5 months. By then I had accepted another job.
Interview Question – What work experience have you had that would prepare you for this job, and why. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I had already accepted a job at another company by the time they offered.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 13, 2013 New
Interview Details – Submitted my resume in late 2007, didn't hear back until early 2008. Once a recruiter got back to me, they scheduled interviews where I was brought in with a bunch of other people. It was a little awkward. I interviewed with 4 different people, though no case interview questions were posed. They basically asked me about my background and why I was interested in consulting.
Interview Question – Describe a difficult situation and how you handled it. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 4, 2013
Interview Details – Booz Allen usually brings candidates in to a large interview session for 50+ applicants at a time where each applicant interviews for 30 minutes with three current client-facing staff.
Interview Question – Questions are often experience-based: "Tell me about a time when you . . ." View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Feb 19, 2013
Interview Details – The interview process was really well structured. I had a phone screening with a recruiter and she was very nice. The phone screen was more conversational just so she could get a feel for the type of personality I had and why I would be a good fit. At the end of the conversation she said she wants to fly me out for an Interview in McLean. The on-sight interview was also very well structured. I interviewed with 4 employees at the firm and they wanted to see my Consulting Skills, Leadership Skills, and Technical Skills.
Interview Question – They want to see your process of thinking. Describe a time where you had to work with a team to overcome diversity? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate since I was an undergraduate
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Feb 22, 2013
Interview Details –
2-pahse recruiting process:
1) Phone screen with HR recruiter
2) On site behavioral interview with 3 persons each emphasizing
- Consulting Skills,
- Leadership Skills,
- Technical Skills
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