Booz Allen Hamilton

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Overall, I enjoyed working for Booz Allen.

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Former Employee - Associate in Leavenworth, KS
Former Employee - Associate in Leavenworth, KS

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

Pros

Work was challenging and gratifying; some of my colleagues have been knowledgeable and articulate professionals who were a pleasure to work with; most of the clients I have collaborated with became and remain personal friends.

Cons

An uninvolved and estranged ‘leadership’ that distances itself from the staff. An almost abject lack of communications; information is pulled by, not pushed to, the people who are most affected by the changes in the business landscape. Functional incompetents squelch the contributions of more functionally expert employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Return to the egalitarian, collaborative, collegial, and cooperative culture of years past. Accept subordinates' considered opinion regardless of ‘rank’ within the company.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Appearance and Reality are Far, Far Apart

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Good benefits; wide variety of work; smart, educated, interesting colleagues

    Cons

    Booz Allen has gone way downhill and it's out of balance. More than ever, it is all about the numbers, billability and new business. GO Team objectives trump all. Functional expertise, strategic thinking, and client service -- the art of consulting -- risk being devalued as a result. This will hurt the long-term, institutional stature and brand strength of the firm. Now that LOW letters get issued on a strict time frame, without asking if an employee about to be sacked might be able to contribute to the firm in ways that more than pay for the cost of an extra few weeks of billability, the real strength of the firm -- it's people -- the Innovation, creativity, and taking the time fully to think through and look "around the corner" at a client problem are less important than immediate revenue gratification, quarter-by-quarter. Management communication to staff is full of spin about work-life balance and core values, but really, it's all about the numbers. Booz Allen used to have a higher risk tolerance. It made strategic and longer-term investments to develop new service offerings based on the application of cutting-edge technology and management science to the operational challenges facing government. Not so much anymore. Brand strength will suffer in the long term because of all these things. But, of course, by then key insider shareholders will have already cashed, so who really cares?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restore the balance and think about the long-term reputation of the institution a bit more. It, and not the size of your estate, will be your true legacy.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Willing to take young inexperienced grads and train them. PTO is generous. Government sector work is 9 to 5 and pretty chill.

    Cons

    Upward mobility past associate/ lead associate level is limited. Pretty much have to wait for someone to leave the firm to make the jump. Lots of administrative burden comes with higher management positions. You lose exposure to functional area expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to it's claim that it is a flexible work environment. If clients want you to work compressed work week schedule, the firm should support those requests.

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