Booz Allen Hamilton

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Hard to get in, excellent once you are in.

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Current Employee - Administrative Professional in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Administrative Professional in McLean, VA

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

Pros

Great Benefits, flexible schedules, competitive pay, advancement opportunities, education opportunities

Cons

Constant Professionalism, expectation to perform at peak levels

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great brand name, plenty of internal bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Company name is well-respected by clients & competitors; Clients are some of the top Client projects are interesting & oriented to their vital missions; Decent internal training opportunities; Easy way to get a US government security clearance (first time or upgrade)

    Cons

    High staff turnover at lower levels; Plenty of internal bureaucracy; Lots of hoops to jump through to get promoted; Your career manager will drive whether you have a good/bad experience at firm; Getting stuck on client site for an extended period can be tedious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shelling out repeated $2 per share stock dividends to Carlyle & yourselves -- while skimping on employee compensation & eliminating the few remaining perks -- will not keep top consulting talent around long

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Should have been better.

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    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Name brand recognition, continuing education benefits are available to all, not just a percentage of employees, and exposure to some very intelligent and talented colleagues.

    Cons

    Arrogance.

    The inflexible corporate structure does not lend itself towards putting together the best qualified teams of professionals to succeed at customer solutions. Principals and Sr. Associates often assign unqualified consultants simply because their performance numbers are skewed towards employees in their downstream being billable before seeking competence from across teams.

    I have seen leadership turn a blind eye to providing the best solution for a client if it went against quarterly profit goals.

    Rapid growth from 2001 to 2009 created a shift in the firm from consulting to staff augmentation. Pressures upon Sr. Associates to meet business development goals led to pursuit of government staff augmentation contracts that were actually beneath BAH's former stature as a leading consultancy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rid the firm of outside performance pressures due to being a publically traded firm and return to privately held ownership. Focus on profit margins versus year-after-year growth which has actually led to dilution of your brand.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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