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A good company for expanding your resume with diverse consulting assignments

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Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Although I worked primarily for a single government client, I was able to spend about 20% of my time on other assignments, some with private industry. Tremendous depth of knowledge makes it easy to staff new projects or learn from the best. On the government side, the culture was informal. Much more rigid on industry side. Strong emphasis on deliverable timeliness and quality.

Cons

It is a pyramid marketing organization - promotion primarily rewards selling addition services or adding new clients. Technical skills only go so far. On dedicated contracts, it's easy to transfer allegiance to the client, rather than Booz, and opportunities for new work and advancement

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Solid company with a proud heritage but slowly drifting to mediocrity

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Good people, real assessment process. Reasonable advancement opportunity. Good ECAP - retirement bonus each year. Good solid benefits.Pay seems lower than other beltway bandits but the job is a little more stable.

    Cons

    Too much overhead, strange short sighted decision-making from management team, need for billable work - if you lose this, you lose your job. Carlyle Group is bent on running this storied brand into the ground so they can cash out. Talk a good game about work/life balance but ask for a lot of unpaid overtime from junior staff and look the other way on time charging policy violations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat, reduce the number of VPs and Officers drastically, get out of the staff augmentation business, and buy out the Carlye group.Come up with a real plan to deal with Government cuts by diversifying into the private sector.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredibly competent people with a singular focus on client service.

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - wonderful people - extremely committed and highly competent
    - interesting work - cutting-edge projects for demanding clients
    - supportive team - 40hr/yr training budget, countless training opportunities

    Cons

    - going public - Booz Allen was and is an incredibly strong company going top-flight work for sophisticated clients. I do not personally understand why the leadership team decided to do an IPO. The company's rich culture is facing challenges related to the changed incentives that come with throwing shareholders into the mix of stakeholders.

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    no comment

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