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Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  McLean, VA
Current Employee - Network Engineer in McLean, VA

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

Pros

Good company reputation and knowledgable coworkers

Cons

Promotions are based on winning business

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unrivaled work/life balance, but slow rise to the top if you are not a retired military officer.

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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

    #1: Flexibility and work/life balance - as long as you are not tied to a project requiring 100% on-client-site work, you daily schedule and work location are very flexible. It is normal for many folks to work several hours a day from home in the mornings/evenings to either avoid traffic or take their kids to/from school. While the minimum work week is technically 40 hours, the firm business model requests employees average 42 hours/week -- far less than the average consulting firm.
    #2: High quality co-workers - BAH has a fine tradition of recruiting top-notch individuals. There is a great sense of corporate pride.
    #3: Training and professional growth benefits - employees get 40 hours per year for training.

    Cons

    The continuous increase in hiring of former military members seems to be turning BAH into a quasi-government organization, where rank is still worn and recognized. So many military retirees in senior leadership positions is turning BAH from a meritocracy into a time-in-grade / time-in-service seniority-based system. This not only impedes professional growth opportunities for high-speed young professionals, but will serve to dilute the firm's corporate intellectual capital as young, energetic problem-solvers leave the firm to find more fair advancement opportunities at competitor firms who value ingenuity and performance over how long they've been around the firm. Quality folks will not stay long when told that they "exceed competencies for their level but are too young to be promoted."

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    Value merit and competence over age / time in service.

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    Good company that cares about it's people

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    It treats it's people fairly well. I have had a good experience seeing that in my short time with the firm. There are numerous training opportunities. Benefits are excellent and varies to meet individual needs. All new employees go to a week course at the headquarters to learn Booz culture.

    Cons

    Working with the client can be demanding. Not being located at the headquarters makes it hard to find out about some resources. There is an outrageous number of websites for employees to circumnavigate. Connection with the HR dept is hard but possible.

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    More support for employees located at client sites

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