Booz Allen Hamilton

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5 people found this helpful  

Good job and benefits...no challenge, limited growth

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  • 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 8 years)

Pros

Good benefits...health, profit sharing. Flexibility in schedules, work locations. IT well maintained. Growth if you have strong sponsorship from immediate team.

Cons

No growth unless sponsored directly regardless of network or work quality. Plug in mentality in staffing...just fill the space. Smart people doing menial work just to keep teams billable. Favoritism, nepotism, poorly qualified career managers. The consulting speak has moved inward more than ever before.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up and realize most career managers are ineffective leading to poor professional growth outlook for most staff. With market changes, staff are terrified they will lose their jobs tomorrow and career managers care only for those they are grooming. Minimal opportunities to more than just bill hours....Minimal concern from above. But everyone says the right thing....repeat the mantra and all will be good.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    First, I would say EVERYONE's experience will be different depending on your team and your client. I am lucky enough to have both an excellent team and an excellent client. I can honestly say, I LOVE MY JOB! My work life is extremely flexible. The work that I am doing is very stimulating and I am surrounded by other PhD social scientists, so I am happy as a clam.

    Cons

    -The new structure for tracking your career can be overwhelming when you first join. If you have a good career manager, you'll be fine. If you don't have a good career manager, I recommend seeking help from colleagues.
    -The hiring process takes a VERY long time, I would be patient when dealing with this.
    -Other firms do offer more financial rewards (base and bonus structure), but given my work/life balance, I don't consider this much of a con.
    -I will say, that since I am on a client-site, I feel a bit disconnected from the BAH culture. Again, not sure if this is a con, but I can imagine it will hinder promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think a lot more needs to be done with the firmwide training (I thought it was awful and a waste of time, needs to be more interactive and actually deal with practical things such as filling out a time sheet). The benefits seem to be following the "cut" trend of other companies. I think this is a mistake considering the pay is much lower than other consulting firms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be an awesome place to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Company went Public. Lost contract bids due to management greed. Several hundred employees let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees come first, not shareholders! Do we really need nice, fancy office buildings and lavish holiday parties? How about using some of that money to lower bids and giving small Christmas bonus to employees?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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