Booz Allen Hamilton

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Low-end starting pay, no sense of community for entry-level employees, little professional guidance

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Former Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA

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

Pros

It can be cushy and comfortable - the hours are good, and the work tends to be slow and steady. The atmosphere is generally friendly and collaborative, and my colleagues seemed like nice people.

Cons

A pretty uninspired place where you can fall into comfortable mediocrity. At the junior level it wasn't apparent that there were mechanisms to recognize top performers over others. It was possible to coast by there doing little work and not learning much.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create more opportunities for mentorship, rapid learning and advancement for top-performing junior employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Summer Intern in Cyber Technology

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    Former Intern - Level II Research Intern in Herndon, VA
    Former Intern - Level II Research Intern in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great opportunity to meet higher ups
    Flexibility between work location
    Get to work with other interns

    Cons

    Projects take forever to get started
    You don't get the most interesting work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Network / Telecommunications Engineer

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    Current Employee - Network/Telecommunications Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Network/Telecommunications Engineer in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    -The benefits are 'top-shelf'. Great insurance package, generous 401K contribution program.
     - The opportunity to telecommute or "hotel".

    Cons

    I only know about the support-side, so I don't know how this applies to a client side consultant.
    - management is extremely hierarchical, it reminds me of the military. They are really heavy with mid-level mgmt, and in our area none of them like to make decisions. They will make their lower level mgrs give their recommendations, and if it goes well will take the credit for it, but if it goes bad they will punish the mgrs that advised them.
    - The IT support side is staffed really thinly, like everywhere else, so you may be the only one to support a system or program.
    - Frequent reorgs, we've had 7 reorgs in 5 years. Our CIO took over in October and no one has met him.
    -The annual assessment process is time-consuming and ineffective, it needs to be scrapped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your managers...especially your level 4s and 5s. Moral is not good and the fault lies with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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