Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews in Chantilly, VA

Updated June 27, 2014
Updated June 27, 2014
2,195 Reviews
3.3
2,195 Reviews
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Booz Allen Hamilton Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Shrader
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is generally pretty good but also depends on the client you support (in 294 reviews)

  • High opportunity ceiling; great benefits; worthwhile challenges; ability to influence work that matters (in 105 reviews)


Cons
  • The Work Life Balance that it promises is often not the reality (in 112 reviews)

  • It is not uncommon for a person to be hired and then let go in a few months for "lack of work" (in 47 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most humanistic company I've worked for.

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Managers seem to care about your career and happiness. Excellent flexibility with hours(Just have to make your minimum hours for the month). Excellent PTO accrual rate, as an Associate I receive 21 days per year on top of the federal holidays. Decent pay raises, received 6% pay raise after my first year and 9%(with promotion) after my second year.

    Cons

    Raises are on the down-hill because of the economy(promotion to Associate used to net 12-15%). If you are at the client site 100% of the time then you can feel somewhat disconnected from the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out to your staff that are located at the client site.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    After the split

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional settings, decent training, good salary

    Cons

    Many long-term leaders are leaving, salaries and benefits are starting to drop since the break up of BAH into BAH and Booz and Company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible, Gave me the Bait and Switch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing. This job was NOT what I expected, nor was it the job I was sold during the interview process.

    Cons

    - no communication from recruiters regarding status
    - interviewers tell you you're being hired for one position, then you get stuck in something else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the resumes of your employees!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Disjointed Company Structure With Excellent Leadership and Respect for Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Respect, Grown Up Work Environment, Strong Philanthropy, Lots of Markets To Explore, Excellent Managers, Beautiful Work Environment, Nice Team Events

    Cons

    Corporate Web Is Not On One Unified Page- Multiple Logins Required; Educational Reimbursement Requires You To Work #ofHours For Course

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate web access- reduce time wasted with logins; Get Managers to Make Performance Evaluations a Priority (Mine was blown off)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Booz Allen has a very diverse workforce. They really know how to build a team. They hire some very bright talent and benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    Difficult to move within the company. Croneyism is evident.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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