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Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Interview Details – I met with about 4 people, 2 of which were over the phone. Everyone was extremely nice, interested in my capabilities as well as who I was and how I would fit in. I was then called by not only member of team they thought would be a great fit, but the supervisor of the team and his supervisor. They were always willing to answer my questions and when they were unsure, they took the time to figure it out and get back to me. All around a great interview experience.

Interview Question – How would you design a system designed to process unstructured data?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Compensation was not up to par with what I was looking for.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Associate Project Manager Interview

Associate Project Manager
Alexandria, VA

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in January 2011.

Interview Details – All communications with BAH and the client were clear and professional. I had four interviews with both client and company representatives. All questions regarding my abilities and mind-set were answered fully. Upon being offered a salary there was an assurance from both me and BAH that the offer was adequate and acceptable. The overall hiring and training processes were very well integrated and went very smoothly as well.

Interview Question – In my field of Joint Forces Exercise Integration I have the unique situation of having been the originator of the process called the mission essential task list. I first designed and implemented it in 1975 and it grew into a complete Joint concept for all levels of war. Basically, I did not have any questions that I could not answer in this area, if anything I was able to more fully inform the interviewers of possible misconceptions they might have had, or reinforce some of the notions they might already have thought about. My goal is to impart the right information all of the time regardless of my audience.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was very simple and direct because we both knew and understood the basic values of what the client needed and the added value I would bring to the overall need of the client effort.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Intelligence Analyst Interview

Intelligence Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in July 2011.

Interview Details – After submitting a resume to a colleague, the recruiting team made a contact via email and arranged phone interview. After the phone interview, a technical interview was scheduled. The technical interview included introduction of the job opening and a brief overview of contract applied. Series of knowledge based questions followed. Overall, the interview was conducted in formal and professional manner. Interviewers kept the questions and comments simple and clear.

Interview Question – The details of technical questions were overall unexpected, however, not too terrible.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Program Manager Interview

Program Manager

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Interview Details – Tell us about your previous experiences. Why should we hire you? It was a ridiculously easy interview where the hiring managers were just speeding to get back to their day jobs and check the box.

Interview Question – Nothing was difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The recruiter gave me exactly the number I asked for, so no negotiation was necessary.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

SharePoint Administrative/Developer Interview

SharePoint Administrative/Developer
Alexandria, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in June 2014.

Interview Details – Overall, the interview was very thorough and nothing was left off the table. They were very up-front with me about all my questions. I came with many questions about the position. Since I was so prepared for the interview, I probably asked more questions than they did. There were 4 interviewers including the PM and 3 Experts from different sections.

Interview Question – I reviewed the job description quite thoroughly before the interview and researched topics that I wasn't familiar with so when they asked me at the interview, I could be prepared to at least know what the term was and respond with my level of experience that was closely enough related to it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I had a number in mind that I was non-negotiable about. I've been in this industry for a while so I know what the market value is for a SharePoint admin/developer. I did thorough research on the market and received about 15 different salary quotes from various recruiters before accepting this offer. They initially offered me 5k below what I was expecting but they didn't blink when I asked to have 5k more.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Washington, DC

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Interview Details – Interview is done by multiple staff members as either an intern or a full time staff and can be done for a general hiring or as a project specific job opening

Interview Question – Why do you want this job? What makes you different from others?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Associate Interview

Associate

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed 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 Question – Why do you want to join BAH?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Communications Consultant Interview

Communications Consultant

I applied through other source and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in August 2012.

Interview Details – I was introduced to the firm through a career prep program I did while completing my undergraduate degree. After passing through a general resume drop, I was interviewed by a senior VP for the department that I would be entering (communications).

This was the oddest interview I've ever had as the entire time I asked all of the questions. He glanced at my resume and asked, "Well, what would you like to know?" and I spent the next 40 minutes asking everything from current projects the firm is completing, how he has liked/disliked his time at BAH, and honestly anything else under the sun I could ask.

If I remember correctly, the only question he asked was how I liked my time when I studied abroad and I learned from the experience. Truly a different approach to most interviews I've been on, but the company truly values the people and what they can bring to the table so it makes sense in hindsight!

A few weeks later I was given a mock test to see how I would handle various scenarios that arose in different government agencies.

Interview Question – How did you like your time in Sydney (Australia), and what did you learn/how did you grow from the experience?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Arlington, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in June 2014.

Interview Details – Interviewed for an Arlington consultant position and the entire process was very thorough. I had a phone interview with an recruiter that was just going over my resume. Then I filled out an application and had back to back phone interviews with different people in different departments. These two ask some harder questions like "why Booze Allen" or "what is your process if you wanted to pick out a new dishwasher for me, but there was no internet". Nothing too hard though. That was followed by an informal phone interview to see how i thought the interviews went and my availability for an in person interview. My in person interview was on an entirely different level though. I met with two people from my potential department. The first question was "walk me through the entire software lifecycle with detailed steps on how you would handle each step." After that fun little curveball, the other guy started hammering me. It started where I had to pretend he was the traffic controller and convince him to change the traffic light timings. I had to convince him that it is worth the cost, time, and risk to do. Finally, I had to consult him on a job board website and he played the worst client ever. I had to try to get requirements out of him while explaining the difference in things I had no clue about. He then ended this fun time with "why booze allen." I told him about how the company is 100 years old, based on a strict moral code, and always delivering award winning work. His response that left me frozen was "yeah, but Delloite has those things too, what makes booze allen different." At the end, He said that I am most likely getting an offer, so that helped me feel better.

Interview Question – What makes Booze Allen different from Delloite   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Associate Interview

Associate
Washington, DC

I applied through other source and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in December 2013.

Interview Details – Much easier than expected. Although I was hired for a very specific project and the only questions I was asked centered around specific project experience. Luckily the project was exactly like my last project at my former company so I anticipated most of the questions.

Interview Question – Asking about some federal compliance experience I had over 10 years ago. It was tough to remember all the details.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The recruiter call and offered me a salary above what I was seeking so I accepted immediately.

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