Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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. Employee - Non-Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, Most People, Opportunities, Most Management

    Cons

    Salary Cuts. Some Managers are out of touch with the employees they manage. Good Old Boy Network.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees.

  2. Great company, great people

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Overall a great place to work; full of smart people and great for work life balance.

    Cons

    Some overcommunication from leadership about various internal programs; good intentions though

  3. Associate

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    Current Employee - Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Annapolis, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The firm is friendly, provides good pay, works with employees and pays for training. They work hard to retain there work force and are cutting edge on inovation and technology.

    Cons

    After company went public the culture changed and pay as benifit strategy changed to match wallstreet. They promote mobility, but do not aware aoutlying locations for hiring in house.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more mobility in the firm and increase retirement benifits to retain the best talent. Reward your Hiring Manages and Senior Associates for hiring internally to promote loyalty and retention.

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    Military Analyst

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    Former Employee - Military Analyst in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Military Analyst in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Was able to (and encouraged to) employ full extent of Joint Exercise expertise and knowledge directly with combatant command training audiences and selected HQ JTFs and sub-unified commands training audience in order to achieve some of the most successful Joint training ever.
    Always supported by leadership to provide customers with best of best options and follow-up.

    Cons

    At times there seem to be a strong desire to generate business opportunities over / beyond current tasks. This is a business methodology therefore this could be a pro or a con, very subjective depending on personalities and focus.

    Advice to Management

    None

  6. Great company

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    Former Employee - Consultant II in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant II in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    401k was great....the contributed percent. I think that changed though. They also offered paternity leave and had great education benifits

    Cons

    You had to want to build a business to advance yourself

  7. Challenging, fun, great people

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    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

    You learn a ton in the field

    Cons

    Very intense. Great out of college job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  8. Love working for BAH

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    Current Employee - Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Alexandria, VA

    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

    Benefits, Salary, growth opportunities, diversity forums, community involvement, mentoring programs and so and and so on. I like what this company offers.

    Cons

    For me as a military retiree, I do not see any cons with working for Booz Allen Hamilton. The company is great for veterans.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Booz Allen Hamilton has been a great company to work for. It is definitely for those that are independent.

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    Current Employee - Lead Associate
    Current Employee - Lead Associate

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best training programs. Booz Allen has partnerships with the top IT companies and government agencies making each contribution meaningful.

    Cons

    As a consultant, one is limited to the total impact based on limited projects.

  10. Great firm.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits and team mentality

    Cons

    Dispersed working conditions. Continuity sometimes a problem.

  11. graphic designer

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    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    cool company culture i can dig it

    Cons

    none probably not even in nyc

    Advice to Management

    hire me

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