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

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (less than an year)

Pros

- Good pay/benefits

The retirement plan is now a regular 401(k) where Booz Allen will match up to 6%, although you have to be working at Booz Allen on December 31 to get that entire year's employer contribution (you always get your money). This is actually a good change assuming you are changing employers every couple of years, as the old plan had more free money but took 6 years to fully vest.

- The people at Booz Allen are very nice and helpful and many of them are very intelligent too.
- For people starting out, you can progress nicely through the lower ranks and get the pay bumps that come along with it.
- My contract had an excellent work/life balance. Flexible hours, work from home some days, relaxed conditions. Other contracts may not be as nice.

Cons

- Like many other contractors right now, pay increases (aside from promotions) are small
- Being billable (making the firm money) is key and anything that is not billable is hard to get done. This may mean you find yourself in a position that you don't like, but since you're making the firm money, you're going to have trouble changing positions.
- If your contract ends, you will receive a LOW (Lack of Work) and have 2-3 weeks to find new work that will keep you 100% billable. Obviously, that is a stressful situation and it is unfortunate because your past performance is not accounted for when receiving the LOW.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To keep talent around, put them in positions they enjoy and stop threatening them with LOWs the second they stop making the company money.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not good, not bad

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    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Good people who work hard

    Cons

    It's all about upselling to clients

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    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company but don't overstay your welcome

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn from very talented people; very team-oriented culture. You'll be able to get the background skills you need that are transferable elsewhere. Work-life balance is good for entry-level and junior consultants.

    Cons

    Projects aren't very diverse - different clients (maybe) but same work; you'll likely get pigeon-holed into specific roles, to which you'll have to work very hard to get out of. New market-alignment makes capability development a little less structured, and also doesn't help with project diversity. You're still stuck consulting for the government for the most part, as the private sector work has yet to take off. For mid-experienced professionals (8-10 years experience) a lot is asked of you, to manage projects as well as administrative and proposal work, and promotions are very often on a "who you know" basis versus performance-based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your employees and help them get to where they are trying to go in their careers - it shouldn't always be about the bottom line.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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