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Terrible company for an experienced technical hire

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

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Builds client-service orientation skills, sets high standards for deliverables

Cons

Highly structured and demanding conformist culture, low-payer, behaves like a "temp" service to fill in spots they need people to work, better for college hires who can tolerate it, terrible for a capable, self-disciplined professional

Advice to Management

If you care about the people you manage this is the wrong company for you.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    The Decline and Fall of a Consulting Empire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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Snowden should have been a wake-up call about lack of standards, but it wasn't. The professional ethos is gone and has been replaced by a selfish, amoral attitude that is becoming a cancer.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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Used to be a great place to work

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have a great benefits package, but it comes at a price. There is variability in the work that you do, if there is government work. Flex Work is available.

    Cons

    With the government landscape the way it is, the management doesn't seem to be doing all it can to keep their best people. Everyone is forced in to a "consultant" track rather than providing an option for a technical track. While changes are attempting to be made, it seems to be too little too late. Core Values and the culture are of very high regard, but when there is a blatant disregard for some of the core values, sometimes they fly under the radar with no consequence. Work/Life balance is preached to the moon and back but I have never seen real work/life balance with the majority of the people I have worked with. The focus on improving technical skills to keep up with the government markets is minimal at best.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach by adhering to core values. It isn't easy to do the right thing all the time, but sometimes it is just necessary for the benefit of others.

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