Booz Allen Hamilton

  www.boozallen.com
  www.boozallen.com
There are newer employer reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

2 people found this helpful  

You Can Decide Your Career Path and Work With Good People

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

One of the biggest pros for me was being able to decide how far to take my career in terms of doing a lot of work outside of the normal 8 hour day. Yes, Booz does a lot of proposal work outside of the normal work day; however, you normally don't have to get involved unless the proposal is a recompete for the contract you are on and the window for working the proposals are relatively small. Booz promotes from within and they bring in people so it's up to you to get involved with business development if you want to get promoted. There are no guarantees on this and that is one of the cons. The people at Booz were great to work with and to work for. My pay was good for the industry I was in. My entire time was on client site.

Cons

If you want to get promoted beyond Associate, you must do a great job in your normal job and do business development. Even then there is no guarantee. I saw people who worked extremely well and hard, did business development, and still didn't get beyond Associate. I was on the outside looking in and there may have been other areas the people were weak in but there were a couple of people that I knew were very good, had great client relationships, did a lot toward business development and still didn't get promoted. As you can see from my rating, I was still very satisfied with my time at Booz and left the door open to return if I every want to. The other con for a "vet" of Booz was the company changed a lot over my nine years and usually to the displeasure of the workers, but the business climate has also changed so the changes were needed, such as no longer being a private firm and going public. That caused accountability to shareholders and less loyalty to the individual employee, in my opinion.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do whatever is possible to show employees they matter just as much as shareholders. The perception among my peers was that the shareholders started to take your eyes off of the people who do the work. Certainly the bottom line is important but good people help you get to that bottom line.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

2236 Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Good First Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A great place to start a career, with opportunities to learn from and be surrounded by really intelligent people.

    Cons

    The adjustments that the company has had to make since going public have, at times, been frustrating and taken away from the firm's culture, making it more cutthroat; however, it appears as if the worst is over and things are trending upwards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent experience at a very professional company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Team environment
    -Military friendly
    -Smart, driven professionals

    Cons

    -Bureaucratic structure can slow the administrative process of business development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Streamline the business development process to promote management and consulting experience at the lower levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

Work at Booz Allen Hamilton? Share Your Experiences

Booz Allen Hamilton

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.