Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Great environment to build a solid career in consulting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    -Depending on your project good work/life balance
    -Autonomy
    -Benefits

    Cons

    -Depending on your administrative team a lot of red tape to get towards promotion
    -Healthcare benefits still good, but not as strong as they once were
    -Salary increases have declined

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 6 people found this helpful

    Continued Cuts and Lack of Direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    -Generally flexible work environment
    -Maternity/Paternity/Bereavement Leave
    -Generally talented/motivated people

    Cons

    -Benefits being cut every corner
    -Other company services being reduced or cut to reduce bottom line
    -Every decision is now done with only shareholders in mind with no care for the employees
    -Level 4's on up are extremely disconnected and rake in an obscene amount of $ while the employees generating the revenue are hit hard by benefits and salary cuts.
    -Massive attrition
    -Constant state of reorganization and redesign can leave you lost (not to mention all of the money spent on this)
    -No accountability for your career manager or the new assessment program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Actually acknowledge that Level 3.5s and below exist. Realize your inflated salary is only kept intact from their dwindling benefits and compensation
    -Realize that all your business decisions that barely put a dent in your pocketbook greatly affect the majority employees trying to make a living in one of the most expensive cities in the country
    -Stop wasting tons of money reorganizing the firm every year

    Negative Outlook
  3. Nice Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Great about training and education

    Cons

    depends on contract, if you spend most of your time on client site, it is hard to put in extra hours to deal with company outings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    It is an alright company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant Developer in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Consultant Developer in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    The pros are that salary and benefits. You may be on a small team, so you can get to know everyone. Free coffee and water.

    Cons

    Unstable. Your team may lose the contract. No training for fresh graduates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add training for new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great company for top notch consulting skills

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits, although they have changed are still great! You meet and have an opportunity to learn how to be the best. You will learn how to successfully manage client expectations and manage.

    Cons

    It can be somewhat challenging to get ahead, but with the right positioning and leadership that believes in you, you can achieve great success. Not necessarily a place you will retire from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The assessment process is a joke and a waste of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good introduction to corporate management consulting, but too many contractor assignments

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant Level II in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant Level II in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Energetic and dedicated colleagues
    Split management - project managers do not control your career advancement
    Great way to experience government offices without going through government hiring and at a much better pay rate

    Cons

    Most positions are contracting assignments where you fill a standard role within a government organization (not consulting to solve specific problems and then moving on to the next client)
    Pressure to be billable seemed to be ever increasing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Company still struggles to keep status as top tier consulting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn through number of training/education opportunities
    Frequent opportunities to sharpen existing skills and develop new skills through team and company events
    Occasionally there will be opportunities to land a project that fits what you are looking to do

    Cons

    The push to remain billable frequently causes employees to miss opportunities to join projects that are a better fit
    Leadership struggles to branch out from the staff augmentation/contract work at the expense of growing more strategic consulting and management consulting

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Team changes hinder staff development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great to work with, great training, focus on work-life balance, decent pay, good variety of projects

    Cons

    Need to be a strong self advocate. HR is awful, do not expect any help from them. If your team changes a lot you can easily get lost in the shuffle and end up on projects that are not interested to you or good for your skillset or development.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good Company, but too much hidden politics, not transparent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Good environment, training programs, benefits, good work and life balance

    Cons

    relies too much on government budget, too much preference to people with military/government connections

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Placing people according to their background, not just expertise.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Started out Great, fell apart after they went public

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were amazing, BAH taught me to be a flexible consultant proficient in Analysis, writing, speaking and problem solving.

    Cons

    Low Morale due to layoffs, lost contracts, lowering of pay and levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greed is gross.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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