Booz Allen Hamilton

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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
2,285 Reviews
3.3
2,285 Reviews
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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 295 reviews)

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


Cons
  • The Work Life Balance that it promises is often not the reality (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 work when young

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Skills and abilities are tested and developed early on.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Good company, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    None. Company is high quality.

  3.  

    Booz Allen is my Career

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - One of the most influential and competitive consulting firms in the DC area.
     - Job security; the company wins enough work to ensure that the core talent remains employed and in relevant client work
     - I truly believe I work with the most talented staff
     - I trust in the leadership to be honest with employees
     - Competitive pay, benefits, training, etc.

    Cons

    - Dress code is still the most conservative in the area (although if you like dressing sharp this is the place!)
     - Recent changes to 401K ("ECAP") in order to remain cost-competitive
     - No bonus structure for junior and mid-level employees (although awards are always given)
     - Very frequent re-org and significant HR changes (at least 3 major re-orgs in 8 years)
     - Somewhat confusing internal information distribution (too many portals, share drives, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Consider increasing available reimbursement for training, plus allocating more hours for training
     - Relax the restrictions on hoteling for employees who work at BAH site every day
     - Provide better office supplies, especially PENS!
     - Maintain clear and frequent communications during periods of change. You've done very well during the commercial split, Carlyle buy-out, market re-org, and recent People Model changes. Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Alexandria (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Associate in Alexandria (Egypt)

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Great company to work for: responsibility, teamwork mentality, diversification, good compensation and benefits program.

    Cons

    Due to my overseas location I was not afforded much opportunity to attend company provided training very often. Personality conflicts often degraded the overall productivity of a project and reduced the overall ability of a person to grow or receive additional responsiblities while at the same time "pets" or special projects were allowed to flourish without substantial performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring people back to the corporate office where there projects is managed ocassionally to facilitate personal interview with the managing principle for interviews and training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A1 Professional Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Great management, exceptional training opportunities and chances for promotion -

    Cons

    My experience with BAH can only be addressed as pros

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, amazing work life balance

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Colleagues are smart and helpful
    Training opportunities all the time
    Career Growth

    Cons

    Wish there was bonuses for Senior Consultants. Now that reviews are yearly, I wish I could get more feedback in the year rather than one lumped annual assessment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, Booz is still a very enjoyable place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    good people, interesting work, learn something new every day

    Cons

    working on client site, and having difficult clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best employee centered companies I have ever worked for!

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

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

    Pros

    -They work hard to find billable hours
    -Career managers work hard to find you the best career path
    -Great benefits
    -Opportunity for remote work
    -They give you an opportunity to make up hours or work with you to help balance life and work

    Cons

    -Lack of work in certain cities
    -Remote work not usually reserved for new consultants
    -Billable work still dictated by whether or not you have contract renewals with Booz Allen customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More remote work opportunities for consultants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are great! Fun company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GIS Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - GIS Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Benefits are great and overall pay is too. Compensation is very competitive.

    Cons

    The company is becoming very large therefore you tend to feel like a number rather than an asset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider discussing company values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; competitive benefits; caring, thoughtful leadership; quality of peers/staff is impressive

    Cons

    Different teams/sectors drive leadership; client environment will greatly impact morale-- good clients = good morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Continue to ensure visibility and transparency. 2. Understand there are industry best practices being adopted, but be careful not to get rid of those benefits and qualities that make Booz Allen attractive to top talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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