Booz Allen Hamilton

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Old School Failure

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Former Employee - Principal in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Principal in McLean, VA

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

Pros

The salary and benefits are great. The work is very interesting depending on the market you work in. The company has a very good mentorship program. Promotions come fast if you work in sales and land a big client.

Cons

The culture, depending upon what office you work out of, is cut throat. The company has good and bad leaders. The good ones are new to the company and do not try to force the "Booz Allen way" down your throat. The bad leaders have been raised up within the company and have the "kiss the ring" mentality. If you do not bleed Booz Allen you are put on a pip and let go.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean house and bring in new management with fresh ideas. Stop trying to sell the "Booz Allen way" but just re-establish a normal work environment where there is trust between the employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great for entry or advanced

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to experience fast-paced management consulting in a Big 5 atmosphere. You are exposed to Business Development, project management, program management, capability development across high-profile clients, and work with some sharp, fun people.

    Cons

    An organization this size doesn't have the agility the market requires to thrive. Organization is not structured to promote innovation or innovative thinkers; its bureaucracy emulates (intentionally or not) the government clients it typically serves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable young, creative, innovative staff - don't use them simply as staff aug.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great colleagues, out of touch executives

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, collaborative, motivated colleagues making working here fun and challenging. The ability to work on a variety of projects with various clients keeps the work interesting.

    Cons

    Difficult work life balance as there is always more work to do than time to do it. A lot of layoffs in the past few years have left corporate staff very lean, yet the expectation of service level is the same. Change in direction by leadership is constant with result that just when employees get comfortable with a certain structure, it gets changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk - employee engagement is said to be valued, but no time to actually do it because of constant pressure to be billable. Managers don't have time to spend with their staff. Layoffs have made staff think more along the lines of how long will I have my job, instead of how far can I go in the firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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