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Consultant, Strategy & Organization

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

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great work life balance, the teams are collaborative, and managers are willing to teach new consultants.

Cons

The pay is often lower than other firms.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. The client pays the wages

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    Current Employee - Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Associate in Kansas City, MO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand and fair wages,

    Cons

    Limited to government work. Mentoring culture with strong potential of contamination by personal bias.

    Advice to Management

    Make career managers stronger.

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