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Good place for junior employees

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norfolk, VA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norfolk, VA

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Lots of training and guidance in finding your career path. I like the 360 reviews.

Cons

Too much admin overhead especially for senior employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to be more helpful and involved with employees at customer locations.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Used to be great

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to work with (though increasingly fewer); many projects allow for considerable autonomy; clear path to being promoted to senior leadership through hard work

    Cons

    Since being purchased by Carlyle and subsequently going public, much of the emphasis on making Booz Allen a good place to work (e.g., individual development and growth, flexibility) has evaporated; increasingly focused on less-challenging, staff-augmentee work rather than consulting work; previously generous leave and 401k contributions have greatly decreased; brain drain of top talent has already started

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to recruit and retain top-quality people you have to give them challenging work to do. When the work becomes routine and boring, top people will leave and results to clients will suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Since going public Booz Allen has become a not so desirable place to work

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    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    I have worked for a couple of defense contractors and Booz Allan has some of the best insurance coverage in the business. This includes short term disability and life insurance.

    Cons

    When I first arrived at Booz there was a sense of community and taking care of their own. Bench time could be any where from 3-6 months before potentially receiving a lack of work letter. Now employees are getting 40-80 hours and then receiving a lack of work letter. The other huge downfall of Booz is that the ECAP program is going away in the next 2 years. The typical deposit to your 401k used to be about 10% of your salary and in 2 years it completely goes away. All in all there is no more sense of family in Booz and it is just becoming another place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and realize that people are your most valuable resource and if all the good people go you will have nothing left.

    Doesn't Recommend
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