Booz Allen Hamilton

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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
2,332 Reviews
3.3
2,332 Reviews
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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.  

    Worked there six years, mostly great experiences

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Work life balance
    Career Opportunities
    People focused
    Training/Higher Ed opps

    Cons

    Depends mostly on your client and direct project team just like any other consulting firm, but can't really think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue programs and approaches that made Booz Allen great. Hope it doesn't change now that it's a public company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Approaching Two Years and Still Impressed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate III in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate III in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Professional, credible, impressive, and driven employees. Great work environment and culture. Opinions and ideas of personnel at all levels is routinely sought and genuinely appreciated. If client facing, contract expiration does not immediately mean loss of employment - assistance provided to find billable work.

    Cons

    Annual pay raises and promotion process not fully understood by some individuals and first-line supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Great culture and diversity. Both the client and the employee are of utmost importance to Booz Allen. The firm offers great training/advancement resources for employees as well as comfortable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Remote/telework may not be an option depending on the client.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I worked for Booz Allen Hamilton firm for over 5 years.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    in the mandatory onsite training my biggest take away from them was people were there a sit. And they showed that by taking care of the people that work for them and offering them an array of benefit to include education. Educational tuition was key for me.

    Cons

    I don't think I have anything bad to say except that they are no longer in the market in which I live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the awesome work that you do in ensuring your employees are happy and engaged with corporate, even when remotely located.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent people with great energy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with very solid people from all over the world who are experts in their fields. High level contracts in both the Government and Private Sector.

    Cons

    Subject to contract renewal and successful re-bids to remain on the contract.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Dynamic Company; Great Place for a Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Ample opportunities for promotion and self-development. Good network of employees; collaboration between all employees is encouraged and supported. This company adheres to a strong set of ethics, as well. You definitely get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work-life balance can be skewed to the work side, especially if you are working on a contract proposal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lexington Park, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lexington Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Being a consultancy, sometimes it's hard to keep connected with your employees; however BAH makes great efforts to keep staff integrated with their home base. The employees at BAH are thorough, committed, honest, and trustworthy; the hiring filter is truly excellent (although some duds do slip through the cracks). BAH also encourages advancement and does everything in their power to help you go wherever you want in your career. I also have never worked anywhere that was so open and easy to work with. It truly is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Working on client site can be challenging at times as far as VPN access, and when you work as a consultant (as many know) there's no forgiving time off, no leaving early, etc. It's all accountable time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Associate, Lots of government consulting opportunity here

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    great people
    strong work / life balance
    strong government client base

    Cons

    compensation is on average lower than competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good place to work when young

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    • 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
  11.  

    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.

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