Booz Allen Hamilton

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Great company to work for

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Current Employee - Associate in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Associate in Tucson, AZ

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

Pros

Great leadership and competent co-workers. Booz Allen's reputation in the industry...well-respected and well thought of by other companies (my personal experience)

Cons

Depending on the project you are working, it can be very easy to become disconnected from the company...especially when working on site with clients. You need to make a concerted effort to continue your professional development because in some cases, that aspect of your career may fall through the cracks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think that the leadership at Booz Allen is doing a great job. Given the current economic and labor conditions at this time, it might be a good idea to provide quarterly updates to the firm internally on how we are performing to help reassure our personnel that things are going well

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    Great people, but experiences can vary by project/team

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Very people friendly/focused organization that is focused on professional development and work-life balance. The firm continues to grow at a rapid pace and there are a number of opportunities for additional growth across the firm.

    Cons

    The rapid growth has lead to some communication issues about policy changes and the recruiting/hiring process drags on much longer than it should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Improve the recruiting/hiring process to be more efficient. 2) Open up to new means of communication and information sharing. Hello.bah.com is a good start, but more could be done.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, if you actually want to be a consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    All of the benefits - work/life, healthcare, great team mates - are pretty much as described. Pay is comparable to competitors, particularly when you factor in that many projects only make you work ~50 hours a week. Good training opportunities, if you take advantage of them. If you do exemplary work consistently you will be recognized for it, and there are a lot of opportunities for internal mobility if you prove yourself.

    Cons

    There are too many recent college graduates who have never had a "real job" and do not understand the realities of corporate America. For instance:
    - No one cares if you went to an Ivy, there are a lot of kids at the firm who went to your school. You are not special.
    - No one cares what your "interests, skills, or personal needs" are. If you want to be on a certain type of project, it won't be given to you. Do good work on your current stuff and use it to network your way into a project that you are interested in.
    - Consulting means doing some boring work, so you can get an opportunity to understand the client better and be able to bid on interesting work. Deal with the fact that when you are 22, you won't be advising CEO's on corporate strategy.
    - You are promoted when you meet the very-well-defined criteria for promotion, and anyone who claims the process is vague is misinformed. Years do not matter. When you are meeting the competencies or you are bringing in enough business (for Senior Associates), it is time to promote you. There are too many recent grads or people with ten years of experience but no business case who are upset that they aren't being promoted immediately. Deal.
    - If you are on client site, you should take responsibility to network and be more connected to your team back in McLean. The firm is doing a lot of work to make people feel more connected, but don't expect people to hand it to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. This is a good firm that is going through a lot of growth, and I'm excited to see where we go next.

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