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Struggling with Change

Associate (Current Employee)

ProsBooz Allen has great people working for it. They really go out of their way to take care of each other both personally and professionally. It is refreshing to see that most of them put the client first in their work and normally let the quality of their work stand as the reason a client should hire them for future work. Great opportunities for professional development if you can be disciplined and set aside the time to do it. Extensive internal training resources and $5k available for external training and tuition assistance

ConsBooz Allen seems to be struggling with change...changing from a private to public firm and also the changes that are occurring in government spending. Prior these two events, employees, with few exceptions, were able to completely focus on giving 100 percent and more to the client. However, today with financial pressures of being public and fewer government dollars to go around, new work is becoming more and more difficult to capture, leaving many employees on the bench waiting for new work to come. In the past, this wasn't a big deal, but today employee time on the bench is finite and lack of work (LOW) letters are getting issued much more quickly and frequently...no billable work means you may have to find new employment with another company. This is also having a partial effect on projects the start getting close to completion. Instead of being completely focused on the work, employees are starting to worry more and more about whether or not they will be able to get assigned billable work after their current project wraps up. This, in my opinion, can distract employees from the work that they should be focused on. This isn't anything new to the consulting world, but it is new to this company and may lead to problems down the road if not handled properly. It would really be unfortunate if this great company loses the ability to differentiate itself from its competitors...which is its people and their ability to alway put the client's interest first

Advice to Senior ManagementThere really needs to be more effective communication firm-wide about the lack of billable work for some areas of the firm and what the firm is doing to help it overcome these difficult situations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    overworked and under appreciated

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton


    Pros: Leadership fosters a culture of collaboration, networking, teamwork. Compensation is… Cons: work level is excessively high Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    It was a positive experience as they hired me to run a program in an overseas environment and allowed me to run it.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton


    Pros: In my position they gave me the responsibility for the program with the commensurate authority to run it for the client. They have a… Cons: Just as they expect you to work your task that you've been hired to accomplish, they expect you to take the extra time to work… Advice to Senior Management: Caution as you've gone transitioned to a Public Company in maintaining… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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