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If you are considering BAH as an employer, please reconsider.

Associate (Former Employee) McLean, VA

ProsThe healthcare benefits are excellent.
The vacation benefit is on par with industry.
The general work environment is professional and there are some really smart and hard working people in the organization.

ConsThe upper management, principals and above are very disconnected from the organization. I was in the firm for over a year yet the only time I met my principal was when he hired me and when he laid me off.

The staffing process is a joke, there is no process you are expected to apply to each job as you would externally and have go to through the same process (i.e. multiple interviews, non responsive hiring managers, recruiters and even negotiate salaries due to salary caps). There is no help from the internal resource managers.

In terms of work, most of the work is staff augmentation. There are very limited consulting opportunities, for the most part BAH is operating as a staffing firm where it fills seats with its resources.

BAH hired several hundred people for its new "commercial practice" yet laid them off within a matter of 3-6 months so job stability is non-existent.

You are expected to take any project whether it is a skillset match or not or even aligned with your career goals just to keep your job.

There is no severance process, you are just given a 2 week notice and shown the door unlike most of the top tier consulting firms.

The assessment process is very cumbersome and biased. They say it is a 360 feedback yet only specific feedback is filtered into the final assessment to ensure that you get the planned "assessment"

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire people if you don't have the work or signed contracts.
Cut all the overhead costs (Senior Associates and above) to make your your hourly rates more realistic and competitive with the market landscape.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Great Opportunities to Succeed as long as you put in the effort

    Senior Cyber Security Engineer (Current Employee) Herndon, WV

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Booz Allen gives you the opportunity to tailor your own career without someone saying you can't. There are plenty of positions available for different… Cons: PTO days are your vacation days as well as your sick days. 16 days to start off with in your first year. Not… Advice to Senior Management: If you are a career manager, make sure you talk with your… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to launch a career out of college!

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year


    Pros: I got lucky and was recruited into their Strategic Communications practice. The team culture was fantastic and I got the ability to… Cons: Overall it felt a bit hierarchial. There was a process and approval for antyhing which sometimes actually was a… Advice to Senior Management: Focus on the talent and clients. I think going public… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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