Booz Allen Hamilton

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Investment in their Employees

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

No company is perfect but Booz Allen is an excellent place for those looking to establish a 30 year long career at one place or for those looking to gain valuable experience before continuing somewhere else. The company invests in their employees by contributing to individual 401k's, paying for certifications / school, and providing time to manage both your professional and personal life. In the DC Metro area, those who aren't on client site can work at the office closest to where they live - nice on the wallet when it comes to gas money.

Cons

The industry is tough right now... Fiscal constraints, doing more with less, etc has made clients and the work environment much more stressful. The company is changing rapidly to meet these demands which makes life tough sometimes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to "boots on the ground" staff more often. Change is good but too much change can be detrimental - make sure the change is critical for the future before considering change.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Never Get Rich...Only Headaches

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Client facing is probably more appreciated and better compensated during annual assessment. Non-client facing employees can usually work from home or remotely elsewhere. My individual Sr Associate Career Manager give great support helping me to aclimate and do a great job (they aren't all "great"). WIll reimburse for education.

    Cons

    Non-client facing employees:
    Over worked/understaffed. Annual assessment "Exceeds" get 2%. Current disparity between salary and market salary 20%-30% with 20+ yrs experience. Declining benifits. Laptop sign-on takes 15 minutes for boot-up and network connectivity issues constantly. Some Sr Associates like to fluff-up for self importance and to impress other Sr Associates and Principles/Partners at the cost of allowing flexible use of and leveraging other's expertise and knowledge. No budget for external training and no internal training for specific job skill enhancement. External client complains that BAH likes to bring more resources to meetings than is necessary and then charge the client...thus inflating billables. Sorry but they're reaching out with a hook from behind the curtain...gotta go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate those that do the work. Fairly reward employees at least allowing for inflation. Promote & pay for skills/knowledge improvement only possible from external seminars/conference/training. Make network connectivity bulletproof 24/7. There is no reason for senior mgt to badger competent associates...practice what you preach and promote adaptive flexibility leveraging others expertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Firm makes an effort to support and develop staff

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Support staff and active in volunteer activities for communities

    Cons

    Negative press unfortunate. More diligence required in hiring new staff

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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