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Great place to work.

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Current Employee - Lead Associate  in  McLean, VA
Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Professional firm comitted to delivering quality services.

Cons

Focus has shifted away from its people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give managers more time and incentives to cultivate junior staff and build a culture of innovation and excellence.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Not a place to work since going public

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

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some very good/decent/smart colleges here.
    A few very good managers/SR. Associates.
    Top leadership received the ax which helped the company's bottom line.

    Cons

    I started here before they went public. That was the best time to be a "boozer." You had a lot of client work, and the company was growing rapidly. Most employees were able to move up fairly quickly from level 1 to level 3 in about 4-5 years. Today now that its public, that has all changed. Good people are passed over for promotion because of the bottom line. Perks like lunch on BAH have been curtailed so much that it just doesn't happen (unless you are a partner). Christmas parties are lackluster and boring. A lot of chest pumping to the remaining folks who were not laid off. Before they were public the push was to grow, mold, and mentor people into great consultants. Today the push is to get someone into a seat so they can bill hours 5% over contract, uncompensated. That is the BAH dream now.

    There is a good saying that you can buy something and sell it at a higher price to the next sucker. If you end up not being able to sell that at a higher price, you are the sucker. This can be applied to people as well. If you still fill a seat, you are not learning anything and you just know that once that contract expires you will get your lack of work letter... and you are not actively looking for a new job, you are the sucker. Sadly, BAH has become just another body shop so the real value of the firm is down the tubes. Its a lousy performing stock, and the insiders dictate every action the company does.

    Before they went public, the partners and higher ups lamented, repeatedly that nothing will change, we will not mess wit the secret sauce. I heard this so many times. Now I look back at the company and I realize the lack of truth from senior people was just sad. They are all liars in the face of their employees, but the tough military like structure makes it impossible to actually call them out for being liars.

    Diminished benefits.
    Fantastic 401K is WILL go away because shareholders demand this.
    Now just another body shop.
    Successive layoffs mean employees work/live in fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful with yourselves. Stop lying to employees. Admit that you all in one way or another took part in destroying the secret sauce that made BAH a great place. Ask yourself this, would you feel proud if your children told you they were contemplating an offer from BAH, or would you cringe and tell them to really think hard about it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Big Corporate Company, small fish in big pond

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    networking, training courses, good pay

    Cons

    big company, hit or miss with work team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    connect with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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