Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

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Horacio D. Rozanski
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Pros
  • Work-Life balance is pretty awesome (in 295 reviews)

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

Cons
  • It's challenging to find proper work/life balance (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. Sr Consultant/ cyber Security Engineer

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    Former Employee - Information Assurance Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Information Assurance Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. if you're proted you get an extra weeks vacation.

    Cons

    Salaried & expected to work over 40 hours a week without extra pay, but cuts your pay if you're under hours.Hard workers arent always recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Think of employees more instead of managements own advancement.


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    Awesome to Awful, a 3 year spin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The workload was great, the pay was competitive, it was a nice challenging engineering position with ARINC (which was bought out by BAH in 2012, and transitioned into the firm in 2013/2014). Benefits were par for the course, coworkers were friendly and agreeable, and for contract work, they do a good job of keeping people with billable work.

    Cons

    No promotion path, pitiful raises for even the top performers, citing economic reasons and the need to keep costs down to be competitive, and at the mercy of the people bidding for work. Better hope they bid good work for you instead of work that you're overqualified for. There's been a fairly large and concerning exodus of senior staff and management in the past year, and incoming work has gone from design and engineering to cable fabrication and manual labor. Benefits got "restructured" a few times (and restructuring is never to benefit the employee) and the job is nothing like it used to be

    Advice to Management

    Internal promotions. Make people feel like staying could actually be beneficial. I've watched many younger employees come in, work 3-4 years, and go somewhere else to get a promotion to something they should have had a year or two ago. Managers come in, do a few projects and leave. Promotions could actually give this office some stability instead of the astronomical turnover rate that we currently experience.


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    Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits; didn't force acquired employees completely into "big Booz" culture.

    Cons

    Poorly handled acquisition HR policies are not pro-employee Company skates by on it's former reputation as a good company to work for. Employees are not individually valued, despite corporate party line of "our people are our most important asset"

    Advice to Management

    Plan an acquisition before executing it, work out how HR issues will be handled, keep employees informed.


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  5. The experience has been good.

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment. They really look for the best employees. The company also has very good tuition reimbursment policies. Good company overall.

    Cons

    A good deal of internal career development time required. You will also spend a lot of time doing self assessments and participating in brown bags.

    Advice to Management

    Make the assessment process a little easier. Spending 10 hours doing a self assessment is ridiculous. If consultants get paid overtime, pay them overtime.



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