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Challenging

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

There individuals there with no degrees who make you feel less of a person if you have a graduate degree. I had one man say to me "I didn't go to some fancy school and get a degree and get handed a job." I have a high school diploma and thats all I need.

Cons

The individuals with no degree

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    Private equity squeeze in the midst of a shrinking market

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Good ethics, honest people, solid work-life balance

    Cons

    Bureacratic, lately more focused on financials than mission, promotions are based on "gut feel" rather than data

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the company using data, not gut instinct

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    Great benefits and flexible work hours/locations, but tends to alienate junior staff.

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great, the pay is good for the area, and they are very good at avoiding layoffs during hard times. The ability to change which contract you're working on is nice. If you like to work from home this company is great.

    Cons

    There are no local teams anymore (unless you work client-site), so expect to never meet any of the people you're working with. The Hoteling system is awful unless you already know a bunch of people who work in the same building. Everyone who actually goes to the office only communicates with the few people they already know there, and since you'll be with a different person every day (sometimes multiple per day) you'll never get the chance to get to know anyone outside your team - who you'll never meet face-to-face anyway because they'll be spread all over the East coast. For junior staff who don't know anyone this creates an extremely difficult environment where you are left with two options: go to the office and be alone in a crowd, or just work from home all the time. The latter sounds great (and certainly has its perks) but after a couple years of being locked in your apartment with limited social interaction, it starts to get old real quick (not to mention the massive loss of productivity when working from home).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand the reasoning behind the Hoteling system, but combining that with greatly distributed teams becomes a very poor working environment. A system should be put in place where people are strongly encouraged to work in local teams so that the potential for developing a working relationship exists at all, rather than it being completely impossible as it is in the current system.

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