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Great place for people who like both the up or out and long term models.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Reputation, challenging atmosphere, willingness to change, leadership opportunities early in your tenure, Centers of Excellence provide opportunity to continually learn and keep skills up to date.

Cons

Company seems to reinvent itself quite often, public oversight has created some separation of classes as it appears the approach on decisions is based more on what the analyst want to here than what we should deliver

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Booz Allen Is Changing

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    Former Employee - Lead Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Consulting environment allows employees to work multiple projects requiring them to use and develop multiple talneds and find best fit for skills and desires.

    Cons

    Since company has gone public, culture is becoming more of a traditional consulting cut throat environment with significantly less loyalty to the employees and partners that developed the company.

    Advice to Management

    Buy out the stock and go back to a partnership.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Bottom-Line Centered. Employees (consultants) are merely numbers (pawns).

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and compensation (although the "firm" has recently reduced the education benefit by half to $2,500 (isn't that tax deductible?)) Great people to work with (for the most part and on the lower levels, anyway)

    Cons

    Bottom-line ($$$) centered (publicly traded company (NYSE: BAH)). Training is only available if you're willing to eat the additional hours. You're expected to 'make up' hours for everything (no overtime). Extremely top-heavy, and managers only seem to look out for themselves and their cliques. Incompetent first-line management. Has lost its competitive edge and prestige in the consulting business. It's all about 'butts-in-seats', and if you can't find billable work immediately, you'll be shown the door. Little, if any, opportunity to grow into other aspects of the business, especially on the government side. You are required to interface with incompetent government bureaucrats. Work/life balance virtually non-existent. Corporate culture is vaguely defined with no specific guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Dispose of the current CEO, Ralph Schrader, and make management more competitive and fair. Roll back to a privately held firm before you lose complete stature in the consulting industry. If you're looking to remain competitive in the government contracting business, cut your overhead by reducing top-level management who eat up admin hours having perpetual, useless meetings. Do more to invest into, and recognize your employees.


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