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Very challenging, yet rewarding

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Washington, DC

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

Pros

The salary was top notch

Cons

The work was overly strenuous

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the operating procedures on the placement projects

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Falling Apart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    401k (ECAP) is unmatched compared to competitors. 10% of your salary across the board no matter how much you contribute - i.e., whether you contribute 10% or 1%, Booz Allen will deposit 10% of your salary.

    Cons

    Where to begin. No upward mobility unless you want to be a manager or business developer (no technical track). Training hours (40 hours per year) must be made up before the end of the fiscal year. Mandatory training every year. Annual assessments (review) of your performance that you have to do yourself that takes 2-3 days but is unbillable. Review/assess other people also, on your own time and your own dime. Required that you work on a proposal once a year AFTER you fulfill your client obligations (40 hour work week) so that you're working 80+ hours a week (nights and weekends) but only getting paid for the 40. And so on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Downward spiral of Management aptitude, upward movement of overhead and big company problems

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Name recognition, Overall company stability (not individual stability).

    Some more tenured management employees are great to work with. Plenty of projects in the greater DC area to often choose from or switch between (especially if entry-level, non-management). Good first employer for recent graduates.

    Cons

    Smaller teams can largely exist independent of their home offices, yet on paper exist as a single entity. The problem with this is all communication can be routed through a single team leader, collaboration can cease to exist, HR problems develop (especially if with that team leader) and client relationship health is largely reported by a single individual, regardless of how accurate it is. This can (and often does) lead to a "high school cafeteria" type of environment.

    Mid to upper level management is increasingly made up of unqualified individuals, individuals fulfilling a larger goal of demographic diversity and individuals with poor managerial skills (if not good consulting skills). Assessment process riddled with inconsistencies, interpretations and "exceptions".

    A ton of lip service in policy establishment, management practices, consulting skills and day to day client relationship training. Training time increasingly unclear as to how it effects work schedule (recent policy change).

    Being 1° separated from the government has led to many government time-frame approaches to work and efficiency problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throw out the entire annual assessment review process and start from scratch. In the 3 years that I was there, I was exposed to 3 vastly different "interpretations" of the process. None were effective, none were unbiased and none were agreed upon by all parties.

    TOL process is very inefficient, once should be able to report on a weekly basis then have a window of time to make corrections prior to submission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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