Booz Allen Hamilton

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Great company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

Pros

- Professional colleagues that desire to excel
- Good benefits, although that is changing rapidly
- Employees are generally considered assets (consulting model)
- Flexible assignments; transferring to other company locations is not discouraged

Cons

- Government work
- Limited raise structure, best way to get a large raise is to leave and come back
- Post-split with Booz & Co, there is a longer and longer path to Bonus level (Senior Associate and higher)
- After Carlyse, it's a slow bleed to mediocrity.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    Overly Hyped Consulting Company With a Tarnishing Image

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    Former Employee - Associate in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Former Employee - Associate in Annapolis Junction, MD

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

    Pros

    Booz Allen manages to employ some of the most intelligent and outgoing folks in the industry, and they support some of the most important and overarching government programs contracted out. They push their employees hard to be the best they can be, which helps develop them into very competent professionals. They push their culture to be the best consultant pretty hard, and also really drive home good ethics.

    Cons

    It's a very aggressive, self absorbed culture. The 360 degree review process is excessive and very broad, essentially forcing anyone with an inclination to move up in their career to get their hands into many pots. This is great for developing experience, making a name for yourself, and extending your wings, but most employees do just what it takes to check the box on their assessment.

    It's extremely difficult to change contracts or industries, and some programs (mine was like this) actually try to sabotage this by playing mind games with you and internal political games. I was part of the interview team and heard several stories by former employees that expressed distaste for not being able to move within their career.

    Management can be self absorbed, political, and they are more concerned about profits and developing their career due to how agressive the culture is.

    Thankless environment. No matter how hard you worked and innovated, there was always a reason you could have done better and why you didn't make the cut for a promotion. Even worse is when you worked to develop a product or solution, only to be told good game andhave it moved on for someone else to manage because they need you billable.

    Benefits started out pretty good, but since then the ECAP program has been cut and employees no longer get the 10% gift into their retirement account. Copensation was 20% or so less than competitors.

    Unless you drink the punch and fit in to the "good ole boys" club, its going to be very difficult to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit what made the Booz Allen brand so valuable since 1914 and begin to gravitate back toward that. Drive a culture that combines desire to be the best with support for your employees, they are your biggest asset. Eliminate the politics, self absorbed culture, and goold ole boys club - life proves this is not a recipe for success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Professionals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Facility Planner
    Current Employee - Senior Facility Planner

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

    Pros

    Care about employees, Professional reputation

    Cons

    The life of a contractor requires you at times to find a new contract to join in order to remain employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share knowledge of how to navigate the BAH system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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