Booz Allen Hamilton
3.4 of 5 2,016 reviews
www.boozallen.com McLean, VA 5000+ Employees

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Good firm but the Carlyle Group is slowly destroying the brand

Associate (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

ProsPretty good work-life balance, decent stability, ok pay. Still winning contracts and multiples on labor rates have gone down some. Still some value to the Booz Allen name and there is a consulting legacy that can be salvaged.

ConsPay a bit lower than competitors, Retirement reduced, and very stingy with leave. Lack of real engagement form so-called leadership. The Carlyle Group the equity firm that owns Booz Allen is dismantling everything that made Booz Allen a marque consulting firm. They have made near 100% billable targets, reducing opportunities for development and growth, the structure is still way too top heavy and Senior Management does little to contribute to performance and growth. Cutting retirement -ECAP is and will have negative impacts on the morale fo years to come. Our labor rates are still high but now we have sub par employees with no experience, little training and no leadership - trying to do a good job but ill equipped. The move toward "butts in seats" instead of qualified consultants is harming the Booz Allen brand and will tank our image and reputation.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut the fat at the Senior Management levels - they are not performing and you are hurting your more junior staff with the 100% billability targets. We are too expensive because we have too may Principles, VPs etc. not because Levels 1-4 weren't working hard enough. Pass on "butts in seats" type of contracts unless we can really add value. Get back to our consulting roots and be different than the other beltway bandits by getting good people and keeping them with superior benefits and engagement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to grow your skill set; a culture of profesional development

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    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Stable, variety of work experiences, great teams, a chance to… Cons: Work hard play hard culture, stressfull annual assessment process, too focused on billability, needs… Advice to Senior Management: Stay connected with even your most junior staff, diversify our… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great company for people interested in mission oriented consulting.

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    Washington, DC

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year


    Pros: mission driven work, great work-life balance. Cons: So far there are no downsides to working at Booz… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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