Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Short sided focus seems to be on the now.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leavenworth, KS

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

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

    Pros

    Many resources and great people for the most part.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility and personal growth. The focus seems to be on the now, who can we hire to fill a position instead of how to we develop career individuals. Yes, there is a trade off, but at some point the failure to develop talent will continually create a difficultly to maintain talent.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on the bottom line and continue to develop internal talent. Goals should be set, however, the inability to grow talent creates stagnate employees that skill sets are not developed by continually hiring from the outside. Local management does their job well, but unless you've created a network within the firm, it's hard to move projects, which is difficult to do while working client site.


  2. Security Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Vast experience and learning environment

    Cons

    Political environment with not much room for promotion


  3. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Starting Location for an Engineering Position

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Panama City Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Panama City Beach, FL

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

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

    Pros

    You have the chance to work on a lot of different type projects and proposals. This allows the opportunity to gain a variety of skills in different areas of engineering.

    Cons

    Career growth within the company is slow and there are very little raises. Panama City Beach is a fun town to visit but it is very much a tourist town while also being a small town.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend introducing the engineers to the team better and work on integrating the new members more. It felt like at times in the beginning that you were tossed in the deep end.


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  5. System Eng. Architect

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Architect in Havre de Grace, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Architect in Havre de Grace, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Very organized, good opportunities provided.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  6. Good company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Systems Designer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Instructional Systems Designer in Melbourne, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary offered

    Cons

    Expected to do work-related things on personal time.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great firm going through significant changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Sierra Vista, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    High quality workforce, upward mobility, well-established firm with diverse capabilities, excellent firm to teach the basic blocking and tackling of the consulting industry

    Cons

    Recent decision to go public left employees in the lurch, significant benefit reductions across the board (salary caps, reduced 401K, smaller bonuses, smaller or no raises) and unclear decision making at the senior level

    Advice to Management

    Go private


  8. Helpful (8)

    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.


  9. Lead Associate

    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Mc Lean, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Mc Lean, VA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay if you demand it.

    Cons

    company has changed a lot over the past few years and not for the better.


  10. great work life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    flexible, interesting work, great networking

    Cons

    low pay for industry, can easily be lost in such a large company


  11. Lead Associate

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A variety of interesting challenges across the government and business. Lots of team opportunities. Good awards and recognition program.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are difficult after reaching Lead Associate Uncompensated after-hours business development activities can tax you

    Advice to Management

    Organizational climate assessments are very revealing -- share the results with ALL of your employees.



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