Booz Allen Hamilton

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Solid defense-focused company

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Current Employee - Associate
Current Employee - Associate

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

Pros

High quality people with deep expertise, commitment to excellence and customer service.

Cons

Constant push to develop new business can be a grind. Company used to carry people much longer between billable commitments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't lose sight of what makes Booz Allen different from others -- hiring and keeping the best people.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Good company w/ good benefits but benefits have been eroding since the market went down and the company went public

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    Current Employee - Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company offers great health insurance and has historically done an automatic 10% contribution to your 401k. I have never really been pressured to work more than 40 hours a week, which has allowed me to have a great work-life balance. Advancement in the company is really based on merit, which is great. There is a very in-depth review process annually, which I hate doing, but does a wonderful job in assessing the quality of an employee.

    Cons

    They are constantly changing the structure of the company, which is quite annoying as it makes it hard to assess where you are in the company. Next year the 10% 401K will be going away and there will be a 6% match. This is still good, but they are losing one of their main draws as a company. With the difficult financial times, they are being pressured to bid on contracts at a much more price-concious rate, whereas they have historically been able to win contracts on the quality and expertise of their service offering. This has led to them really tightening the screws on their employees to have very little overhead and remain 100% billable to a client. This has effectively reduce all around benefits to employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The Decline and Fall of a Consulting Empire

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    once-great 401k, interesting assignments (at times)

    Cons

    Inept management, little regard for experience or education, too much in-fighting. Snowden should have been a wake-up call about lack of standards, but it wasn't. The professional ethos is gone and has been replaced by a selfish, amoral attitude that is becoming a cancer. Booz Allen's clients have noticed the change too, and recognize that they are no longer getting their money's worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are human beings, not revenue streams. The management has embarked upon a suicidal path that is wrecking the company by laying off hundreds, reducing benefits and blatant lying. The management has a peculiar knack for putting exactly the wrong person in charge of a program, then letting them run it into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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