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experience will depend based on level within firm

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

Pros

great benefits (in an effor to make up for lower compensation?)
flexible schedule depending on project
great work-life balance (for associates and below)
great place to start a consulting career

Cons

lack of visibility into mid-level management's decisions & reasoning
easy to feel isolated or lost in the crowd if not actively networking
shift from private to publicly traded company has led to several cost-cutting initiatives (reduced # of paid time-off)

Advice to Management

provide more incentive to lower the churn rate - all the best and brightest appear to be exiting the firm. find out what is causing the departures from the firm, unless the strategy is to rely on low-cost junior staff without developing and retaining its own talent.

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  1. Helpful (13)

    Sinking faster than the Titanic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Norfolk, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    PTO, Benefits, ability to tele-work.

    Cons

    ECAP/401K just got slashed to 7.5% next year, and 6% after that. I would expect that trend to continue. We also just lost our floating holidays and the claim was it gave us "more flexibility". Raises greatly reduced over the past few years.

    We just lost several managers, and the process lacked any formal communication from leadership until days later. In many cases, clients and direct reports were unaware of the change outside of the rumor mill.

    Most of the good people at the firm have left now, and the few that remaining are all looking after the past week. What will remain, as is much of the new employees is suits with nothing inside. (Can we say lipstick on pigs?!)

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of your butts. It's clear to all the employees that the changes are all negative and just a money grab at our benefits and pay. To the CEO-- you personally need to go away. You are responsible for the demise of a once great company. You are incompetent at best and all your choices have led to this -- the IPO, the split of the company, the Carlyle group buyout. Admit responsibility and quit now so the sliver of competent people can fix your mistakes.


  2. Helpful (9)

    Demise of Greatness

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Telework for most staff
    Some interesting work, but the amount is overwhelming
    Good people (but many of the good ones are gone)

    Cons

    Once great culture is failing
    Still clinging to 'diversity' as a differientiator - yet the company is still driven by the middle-aged white guy
    Benefits are being slashed - holidays, ECAP
    Hoteling has destroyed the cutlure
    Constant threat of layoffs
    Required to pick up the work left by people who are being laid off or who resign; the workload is overwhelming with no relief in sight

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the changes aren't working -- in fact, they are driving good people away. STOP with the hatchet job on benefits. There needs to be new senior leadership. Quickly, if this beast is to survive.


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