Booz Allen Hamilton

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3 people found this helpful  

Good with the right team

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC

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

Pros

If you get in with the right team it can create a family like environment that makes it a very good place to work. The salaries are competitive and they give a yearly raise based on performance. The system for finding a job can be easy with the right leadership team at your back.

Cons

Some teams are very dis-functional and the leaders have little to do with the people below them. In these teams finding a project is solely left to the employee. This becomes hard for new hires with little connections to find work. Much of the company relies on having connections, so a poor management in the teams makes the task very difficult.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Consulting now degenerates into staff augmentation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Good Pay (if you negotiate high when you start with the company)
    Excellent Benefits
    Excellent Training
    You do meet some nice people

    Cons

    Firm no longer is a place about teamwork, collaboration and growth
    Principals care less about being team leaders and dump on Senior Associates who never have time to fulfull their role as Career Managers. And being a Lead Associate is a thankless job.
    They are firing experienced employees and replacing them with cheaper labor categories

    Booz used to be a special place to work with lots of opportunties to get on interesting projects. Not so anymore. In fact, if you're a HUMAN CAPITAL professional, STAY AWAY from this place as they are laying people off. And since June of 2012, the new trend is experienced staff are quitting at a fast pace.

    Since going public and closing offices under the guise of "hoteling," the firm has lost its way and it's really not a collaborative environment anymore. I've been around the firm a long time and it's simply dreadful that people no longer talk to one another and that the Senior Associates and above do VERY little to help you find a project.

    It's not a safe place to work anymore. Watch the reviews here.....see the pattern. Shrader just sent out a bulletin to let people know they are about to lay off a lot of folks due to "limited opportunities," so the writing is on the wall.

    Advice to Senior Management – Go back to the model where teamwork and collabboration was key, hire people to do business development versus trying to get everyone to be a salesman, learn to appreciate employees more, revive the connection with folks at client sites and start speaking the truth in VP meetings. Don't tell us we need to have fun and then guilt people into charging their time for an all hands meeting...

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

    a great company for my 1st job out of college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Booz was a great place to start my career. They provided the opportunities to advance in a culture where everyone on your team wants to see each other succeed. It's a great name to have a resume.

    Cons

    Moving teams may be more challenging than advertised, it becomes somewhat personal if someone wishes to abandon ship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that your largest asset is your employees, not the Booz Allen name. Word of mouth and what your clients think of the on the quality of employees is something to look after even as corporate costs are being cut.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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