Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Typical benefits and shortcomings of a large consulting firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Defense Research Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Defense Research Analyst in Alexandria, VA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Good salaries - Focus on staff development - Great place to begin a career - Opportunities for interesting work

    Cons

    - Poor medical benefits - Cuts to 401k plan - Cuts to PTO - Challenging to get promoted unless you want to pursue a management career tract - Misguided

    Advice to Management

    Focus on cultivating the staff necessary to deliver, rather than trying to spin shortcomings as a positive.


  2. New Hire, limited perspective

    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    The initial training ("onboarding" in the corporate vernacular) was reasonable in duration and scope. It took place over two days in the Washington, DC area.

    Cons

    I haven't seen the cons yet. Many outsiders seem to respect the company, and of course the insiders will, too.

    Advice to Management

    I'm still too new to reasonably be expected to solve the company's problems, but there is a 20 word minimum.


  3. BAH

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people, competitive benefits, take care of people, even at end of a task assignment, good mentors accessible within the Firm

    Cons

    None yet that I have experienced. I hate to have to type so many (20 words) words to say what I can say in only six....

    Advice to Management

    Ask down the chain to harness the energy


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  5. Mediocre

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible working hours; ability to work from home; relatively easy work; some intelligent colleagues and generally competent management

    Cons

    Disengaging work, poor compensation, focus on shareholders over current employees, focus on short term profit rather than long term volume, essentially becoming a contractor body shop

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Booz Allen's history, which was to provide real consulting services rather than scrapping the assets of the firm for the benefit of outside shareholders


  6. Helpful (4)

    Mehhh

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

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Booz Allen Hamilton has a very strong and interesting Corporate Culture. It's kind of like a fraternity, but you definitely have to wait your turn for kudos and promotions.

    Cons

    Not a very merit-based organization...unless you bring in money, but actual on-the-job performance is not rewarded, only BD. This makes it difficult morally to work for a client for their best interest when you are being pressured to find more ways to expand the scope of the contract or take it away from the incumbent.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being so Machiavellian about everything. Treat small companies better instead of cutting them out of every contract you are awarded. You have a bad reputation for being so cut-throat and other companies don't trust you. The government is getting wind of this as well and from what I've seen as a SETA contractor, you've given some clients reason to doubt your true motives. Are you in their facilities for BD, or for service? From what I've seen, you are much more concerned about creating inspiring Powerpoint Promises than you are about actually delivering within time and scope. Just my 2 cents.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Internal politics and management changes can damage forward progress

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some teams have budget to work with.

    Cons

    - Some teams don't have budget to work with. - Internal politics can get in the way of positive change.

    Advice to Management

    Management changes for the sake of change isn't always the right answer


  8. Helpful (1)

    Okay company but full of bs

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reputation, some good contract opportunities, nice people

    Cons

    Low pay, not a lot of opportunity to move around as advertised, no supervision from senior leadership so mid-level managers can run amuck and chase great employees away. Some of these senior associates do not deserve their roles.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees and enforce ethics code. When a senior associate has 4+ complaints by women in a years time obviously something is wrong. Remove the associate instead of letting employees go after being threatened!


  9. BAH = Good

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Office spaces at client sites are horrendous


  10. Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Level II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Level II in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    I like working on projects and programs that make me feel like I am contributing to the greater good and that my work matters.

    Cons

    There is a lot of arrogance either the personnel in this company and Booz Allen does not compensate (pay) employees a fair salary for his/her role and level of responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at what employees are being paid compared to other industry leaders/competitors.


  11. great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    i liked BAH very much

    Cons

    No cons to speak of.



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