Booz Allen Hamilton

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This is a company in flux

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Former Employee - Internal Financial Operations in Colorado Springs, CO
Former Employee - Internal Financial Operations in Colorado Springs, CO

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

Pros

Brilliant co-workers, from multiple disciplines. An ethical company that aims to grow through providing real value to their customers.

Cons

The company grew very quickly after 9/11 (As did many defense contractors) and they now have a glut of middle managers who are (IMO) over paid and who have no clear mission. There is a constant churn of reinvention, as the company tries to retain younger workers, lower its indirect cost structure, and figure out what all those people with 10+ years experience are doing day to day..

In addition, sequestration and general defense cuts are making this a very unstable company at the local level. Unless you are in McLean (The Mothership) you won't be working for "Booz Allen" you will be working for your local contract(s). When the local work ends, your employment will to...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in your internal processes. You can't run a fortune 500 company on Excel spreadsheets. Also, take a good hard look at the people who were promoted during the "good times" and see what they are doing now. It won't be easy, but many of them are not providing value and are simply inventing work to protect their turn... You don't need 100 "assistants to the sub-account manager"...

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    Good Company, but too much hidden politics, not transparent

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Good environment, training programs, benefits, good work and life balance

    Cons

    relies too much on government budget, too much preference to people with military/government connections

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Placing people according to their background, not just expertise.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    mixed messages from management

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    many great individuals with bright minds and a willingness to help to out colleagues

    Cons

    political games in business development strategies and promotions; its not what you know or what you've contributed but rather who you know that will position you well in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend less time on your phones and more time talking to you subordinates on client site, face to face

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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