Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Sr Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    -work travel -diverse projects -knowledge building growth and opportunities -great people / coworkers -varying work loads

    Cons

    -may require some longer hours -demanding clients (sometimes unreasonable request) -poor health care packages

    Advice to Management

    Although Booz Allen Hamilton has great people working for the company and many people are helpful, you can definitely tell the culture is business-centric and it feels like some consultants, new to the firm and consulting as a whole, can make individuals feel more like a commodity than a valued person as part of the BAH staff.


  2. Not the same Booz Allen as it was pre-Bain

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to do important work with lots of driven, smart people. There are plenty of opportunities to develop your career in the government space. Booz is a great place to have been from.

    Cons

    The amount of work available varies widely depending on your location. If you're looking at BAH for a career make sure when you interview that there are plenty of partners developing work in your practice in your location or you'll be looking for a new job when your project is done. Culturally this is not the same Booz that it was even 10 years ago, and sometimes it feels like they're riding on their name. Continuing education money has dried up and ECAP is nothing like it used to be, and it feels like the only thing that matters is maximizing utilization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people only to lay them off because there's no project work available. Reconsider the focus only on utilization during evaluations.


  3. An OK Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Booz has a lot of work, so you can find another position if you really worked at it.

    Cons

    You have to work hard to find another position. Your management won't help you find work. There is also no standard at Booz- any decision on salary or promotion is made by your leadership. So if you are on a team that has good leadership you will do well.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a standard for promotions and salaries and not based on the biases of each team's leadership.


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  5. Great place to gain experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to try many roles, good on the job training, team events and celebrations.

    Cons

    Hours can be a bit heavy depending on the project, upward mobility heavily depends on your internal team/management which may not be following with your latest accomplishments at client site.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better employee management system where the project team on site is the one who will be evaluating your performance.


  6. Booz Allen Hamilton

    Former Employee - Force Development Analyst in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Force Development Analyst in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    Provides a great sense of belonging.

    Cons

    Management not necessarily located with those managed.


  7. Booz Allen Employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Stafford, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits with room to grow, but it is a slow process

    Cons

    Very top heavy in senior management

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees , they are the books on the ground that need your support.


  8. Great place to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    75% cover for health insurance (including spouse) 6% 401k Salary match

    Cons

    Overly-complicated structure Can be screwed with a bad career manager


  9. Your mileage may vary

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editor ( Senior ) in Aberdeen, MD
    Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editor ( Senior ) in Aberdeen, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A huge chunk of their work is DOD so there's always a lot of work.

    Cons

    I could go on for War and Peace lengths, but I'll keep it short. It's contracting; while they do try to shuffle people after losing a contract or proposal, it doesn't always work that way. I can't speak for the whole company, but my group is very much a good old boys' club: if you're not well-liked, you're screwed. Despite claiming otherwise, they have a one-size-fits-all mentality: you have to bring in business to get anywhere. While it's not necessarily a bad thing that the company is very client-focused, if you're job doesn't require client interaction and/or your bosses keep that opportunity from you, it hurts you a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better and don't blow smoke. If you want employees to have more choice in their career path, actually give it to them


  10. Web Designer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Designer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Web Designer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great collaborative work environment within team members and a flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Growing pains of unexpected leadership overhauls


  11. Recruiter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor -Virtual Technical Recruiter in Mc Lean, VA
    Former Employee - Contractor -Virtual Technical Recruiter in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mgrs are easy to work for. They have reasonable expectations and it's a structured environment. I enjoyed my work. I recommend this employer to anyone seeking a new opportunity.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any downsides. I get to work from home. This is what I've always dreamed of. So there aren't really any negative things about that. I enjoy working from home and the flexibility.



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