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The company has lost its culture

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Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Rockville, MD

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

Pros

Find the right team and Booz Allen is a great place to work
Variety in the type of work that you can participate in
Be ready for long hours

Cons

Hoteling
Hoteling
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Company is more interested in hours than delivery quality work
New employees will get lost in the size of the firm without any connection to thier team.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reconnect with yoour teams if you want to stay #1

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  1. 16 people found this helpful  

    A great experience, especially back in the day. Things have gotten worse over time.

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

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    -Great amount of respect is given to employees
    -Great Flexibility and time/work life balance
    -Amazing 401k free bonus
    -Can change what you do without changing your job if you're tired of doing it, bored, unhappy, underwater -etc as long as you handle it right

    If you can get a Job at BAH consider yourself very lucky. It is an amazing resume builder and you will learn a LOT about proposals, business development, professionalism, productivity, etc. especially if you're right out of college.

    Cons

    Ever since their purchase by Carlyle there have been little changes adding up to a big problem. There is a serious vacuum formed by the decisions of management to enslave themselves to quarterly profit reports. The company culture used to be very people-centric; they knew they didn't sell widgets, only people's time and invested in it. People didn't come to BAH to learn, they brought skills and experience that could deliver (for the most part).

    For the last 3 years, they have been trying to emulate CSC/SAIC/ManTech and just put butts in the seat. They are so focused on reducing costs to the government to be more competitive against more 'value' contractors that they are turning into them. It's a slow march to mediocrity. The truly dedicated and talented who are still around are stressed to hell trying to carry the water for 5 underlings right out of college with no experience in the field (or anywhere). Every veteran lost increases the size of the vacuum, but there are no acquisitions or senior strategic hires to fill the void; instead they just stretch whatever is left which is just accelerating the drain.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Firm, Flexible, Strong Management Consulting Heritage

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Booz Allen is a great place to work if you are interested in being a management consultant at some level. While the firm continues to build its credentials as a technology consulting house, it holds true to its 90+ years of management consulting heritage. This is reflected in how the firm evaluates employees using the same set of competencies for each respective level and across service offerings/capabilities. There is great emphasis on staff owning their careers and an equally great emphasis on collaboration across, up and down within the organization. Given the firm's growth in the past several years, there are opportunities abound. That said, nothing is a given and you must work for what you want.

    Cons

    Booz Allen has experienced significant growth and is now learning how to be a big company. That is moving the culture around a bit. Some people may not be comfortable with that amount of change. The up or out dimension to the career model is long gone at the staff levels, which can create some dead weight at times. Staff working away from the office can have a hard time staying connected.

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