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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Associate III in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Associate III in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Despite the government slow down the company is doing well.

Cons

There is uncertainty and you have to deal with that.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good Experience a lot of engagement with interesting clients

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lexington Park, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lexington Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Company has a very good reputation. Career Manager's are very engaged in your day to day life. Good social interactions eg) pot luck breakfast.

    Cons

    The burden rate at booz allen is too high and thus we get penalized with lower salaries then other contracting firms. Have less functions and provide higher salaries and you won't lose employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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