Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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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. Good place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Culture is collaborative and friendly
    a good Work-life balance

    Cons

    Government focused
    Training on own time


  2. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Brand Name
    Work/Life Balance
    Client Exposure

    Cons

    Conservative
    Lot of layers of Management
    Not Very Diverse
    Very Government Focused

    Advice to Management

    Increase Consumer Client Base


  3. Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This organization is open to innovation, new ideas, improvement from the bottom to the top, and top management really listens

    Cons

    A lot of things going on at once, but that's actually better than places that don't have enough work to keep employees employed!


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great Place to Start

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities and ability to learn a lot about the classic GMC capabilities (e.g., strategic planning, organizational design, change management). Great collegial culture, and awesome people for the most part. Great 401k matching program. Flexibility in terms of work location.

    Cons

    Hard to move between horizontally, which can lead to a stale work life (i.e., solving the same problems for the same type of clients). Pay is below average when compared to competitors (e.g., Deloitte, PWC). Health benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the one thing that differentiates Booz Allen from its competitors - the Increase salaries at the lower levels to attract talent. Once you have them, align them to problems/projects/roles that align with their interests and skillsets.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Not the same

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate
    Current Employee - Lead Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Started out with a great compensation package

    Cons

    Slowly eroded over time. Not sure we are differentiated in the market any more. Government work seems to be drying up. Commercial foray is a joke and too slow to be of any real growth or value to the rest of the firm.


  7. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good life work balance and benefits

    Cons

    Lower pay than some other companies

    Advice to Management

    Reward self starters more


  8. Great job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth as a young professional

    Cons

    Working in multiple locations can cause commutes to be long sometimes.


  9. Operations Research Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant ­ Operations Research Analyst in Mc Lean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant ­ Operations Research Analyst in Mc Lean, VA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits were very good at the time

    Cons

    salary was low in san antonio compared to HQ


  10. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and very rewarding work. Diversity and flexible work schedule are heavily pushed. I work a lot of hours, but I make the schedule.

    Cons

    Benefits and raises are lowering. With the economy taking a hit, it is only natural for this to go down too. Also, the company is changing it's operating model which can be difficult to figure out sometimes.


  11. Software Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    projects are limted and work load is to much and you have to complete task on time



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