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Varies greatly based on team and contract

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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 a year)

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

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 Management

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

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  1. Very great experience on diverse projects, however difficult to get involved in firm initiatives and mentoring.

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company brand especially in DC
    Lots of big company perks (holiday party, big community, smart/talented colleagues)

    Cons

    Leadership talked about mentorship and junior staff engagement, but actions didn't always match the rhetoric
    Career goals/interests weren't always considered when staffing

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more time to staff/team development.
    Ensure team members are engaged and finding additional ways to develop and demonstrate their skills.


  2. Lackluster

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    Net work train ing good first job

    Cons

    Low pay lame projects low tuition reimbursement


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