Booz Allen Hamilton

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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews in New York City, NY

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Booz Allen Hamilton Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Shrader
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is generally pretty good but also depends on the client you support (in 283 reviews)

  • High opportunity ceiling; great benefits; worthwhile challenges; ability to influence work that matters (in 99 reviews)


Cons
  • Lots of relatively large changes over the past two years have impacted benefits and work-life balance (in 103 reviews)

  • lack of work opportunities for personal growth and promotion, too many staffing levels (in 44 reviews)

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    Lead Associate

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    Former Employee - Lead Associate  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent culture, value and benefits.

    Cons

    Management needs to work on work-life balance policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passive Aggressive Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good for a consulting firm.

    Cons

    Senior Management does not listen, help or nurture. Very uptight and hierarchical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nurture consulting culture and avoid being too federated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start a career in consulting.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Resources for professional development; travel; diversity of work

    Cons

    Bureaucracy; pay seems low for NYC; slow promotion path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage junior staff access to senior executives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture of the firm has evolved, but has been a terrific environment to absorb innovative ways of approaching problems.

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    Current Employee - Lead Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    The firm allows for great amount of flexibility in how work gets done. For example, even though I am on an engagement that requires on-site presence, I have the ability to work with my leadership, who in turn works with the client leadership, to arrange flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    The incentive model in regards to how individuals are able to grow will require greater attention. It seems to be hindering progress of this once great management & technology consultancy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are raising a family and need work life balance
    Not much travel
    Normal work hours

    Cons

    No clear career path beyong Lead Associate
    Not much choice when it comes to being assigned on projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes, being on a project is important, but try to have discussion with your staff about other aspects of their career growth too

    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Glacial pace of business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Red Bank, NJ

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    The work is challenging and the people are great.

    Cons

    The hoteling system is an epic fail. Why do fully billable engineers, who are the back bone of this office, forced to hotel, when other non-billable people and the business people get permanent offices? Without the engineers, this office would not even exist.

    Employees are not encouraged to take chances to try and build something new. Most of this is a product of working for the government, but it can be stifling to someone who comes from a commercial company.

    Very hard to get promoted.

    This office is not well connected to the DC area offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the hoteling system. Everyone hates it and it is an insult to people who are there everyday. Please be more honest about the future of the office. Nobody believes that there will be no reduction in headcount when you moved to a smaller office.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    its great work that one does here but this organization has a long way to go

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    good work that the team does

    Cons

    bad work culture is spoiling the company overall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good initiatives

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great work/life balance + benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Very happy with the work life/balance, the benefits package is great compared to other places and so is the compensation.

    Cons

    Communication between upper and middle management is somewhat distorted at times which creates additional confusion that does not help us serve our goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, solid employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Booz Allen Hamilton has a solid reputation among the top management consulting firms. My experience there is an important spot on my resume.

    Cons

    There is not much innovation within the company and many changes are simply stated, rather than discussed. Some adverse sentiment among staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency for all staff. With the recent changes (split into Booz Allen vs. Booz Allen Hamilton), there were some blunders made along the way, but overall the organization remained intact.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A good place if you are into hard work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    The exposure to senior management issues and the opportunities for career advancement. Also, the comp is good, though not as much as some of the smaller firms.

    Cons

    The travel schedule can be intense and the job is very consuming, but if you are willing to make the trade off it can be a great place to make career progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best thing they could have done if to split the gov and private consulting groups into independent businesses. This was recently complete and now each side has control of its own destiny

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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