Booz Allen Hamilton

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A once great company that has been decimated by a series of bad decisions

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Lead Associate  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Lead Associate in Washington, DC

Pros

I spent over 8 years at Booz Allen and learned a lot. I had a fantastic manager who worked with me to ensure I maximized my learning opportunities. I have always said that a year at Booz Allen is like 3 years in a masters program / MBA - I learned a tremendous amount in the time I worked there.

Cons

For as great as my local management was, my future was tied to the pyramid system of marketing to different clients. If my clients budget was growing I had promotion opportunities, if it was shrinking then I had no hope. There is a lot of talk about cross-pollination between client teams and markets, but in my experience I did not see it happen as often as it should have.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Study your competitors and try NOT to repeat their mistakes. With the Carlyle buy-out you've started down a path of becoming a "Lockheed Martin" and I think you've ruined the corporate culture because of it.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's okay...but not what it used to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay, not as strict in their career models as other consulting companies, great projects

    Cons

    I wasn't here before the firm went public and also solely became a Federal consulting company so I can't say how much greater it was, but coworkers are constantly telling me how it was better back in its heyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My biggest complaint would be that they seem to keep hiring when availability of current projects is quite small--in essence stop hiring so much on overhead and take care of existing employees. I know many people who are trying to get out.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall positive experience, but have experienced a decline with too many organizational
    changes in the last 2 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Associate
    Current Employee - Lead Associate

    Pros

    Booz Allen has great flexible working arrangements if your role/job allows it. The people are great to work with. There are opportunities to volunteer in the community through Booz Allen.

    Cons

    Booz Allen's promotion and growth opportunities are now limited, and are no longer different from our competitors as benefits have declined and consultants are not carried for longer than two weeks when a contract is lost or not an extended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the decision to go Public.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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