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Very Satisfied

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Current Employee - Associate  in  North Charleston, SC
Current Employee - Associate in North Charleston, SC

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

Pros

Great People, Great Culture, Great Collaboration, Good Assessment process, clear expectations for promotion

Cons

High expectations and high performing organizations can be good and bad. They expect more so if you are not prepared to add value Booz Allen might not be a good fit for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would consider what steps need to be taken to perseve company culture similar when Booz Allen was a private equity company with the increase in pressure of stock price from Wall Street analyst as the result of Booz Allen's IPO.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Booz Allen is a great place to be from (yes that is a double entendre).

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    The firm provides good to great compensation with a well developed annual review process that helps to bring underpaid individuals quickly to the median for their job classification. Employees tend to be very smart people and the working level employees have strong work ethics.

    Cons

    The annual blood letting (2+ years) of approximately 10% of the bonus pool employees and how that is accomplished is 100% inconsistent with the firm's espoused "core values." Employees go from one annual review that is good with a 30% annual bonus to fired (announced in their annual review debrief) without any warning. At Booz Allen "Work Life Balance" has become "Work Life Integration."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring senior managers that have no cultural roots in the firm. In the past 10 years the firm has gone from a firm that actually cared about its employees to one that in a drone-like fashion repeats a mantra hoping it is true. Many of the senior military and government SES (career and political) got to their former level by leaving a trail of bodies - and they have brought that mindset to Booz Allen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good Experience Until The Bottom Line Became King

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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

    At the start early 2000s:
    -Excellent work environment
    -Given opportunity to grow from consultant to senior associate learning as I grew and rewarded with good salary increases and a feeling of accomplishment I'd not had other places I'd worked.
    -Learning opportunities and ability to move from one functional area to another, building on knowledge to better serve the firm, almost encouraged.
    -Not an easy place to work, but a rewarding place to work.
    -Pride in working for BAH

    Cons

    After going public:
    -A not so subtle move that cash was king and people regardless of tenure and loyalty were expendable. The culture that made BAH unique to some began to vanish.
    -Always a culture of cliques the cliques began to close in on themselves and internal movement was more difficult.
    -Too much fear in the new culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to recapture the culture that made BAH unique before it slips away entirely. Show staff at all levels they are the company's most important asset. Without them there will be no BAH and no bottom line to guard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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