Booz Allen Hamilton

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Change is a constant

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Great work/life balance and very flexible when it comes to work location for off client site.

Cons

Expensive to hire. Cuts to management staff and benefits haven't done much to compensate for high overhead costs.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Going Public: Bad Idea in 1970, Catastrophic in 2010

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Once upon a time, there were pros. Not any more.

    Cons

    I was a relatively old hand when Booz went public in 2010. What transpired after that was a series of miscues that have damaged the company brand, perhaps fatally. The company's focus moved from client service to marketing and cost containment. Booz hired a bunch of new staff--and promptly had to let them go because they didn't have work for them. Brilliant move.

    Existing employees deemed "too expensive" were targeted for adverse performance assessments on grounds that ranged from absurd to surreal. Meanwhile, those that did bring in work were allowed to practically get away with murder--until they lost their golden touch, whereupon Booz revived all of the negative comments from their performance review and used that as justification for terminating them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go, hat in hand, back to Booz & Company and arrange for them to buy back the firm. Either that or have an updated Chapter 11 filing ready to go. You have to be worth a high multiple to charge that much. Newsflash: you've systematically destroyed the value proposition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great opportunities if you're on the right team at the right time

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    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, smart, talented people to work with. New functional communities could (potentially) be a great resource but they are too immature to tell. Personally, I've experienced great work/life balance, but know this is dependent on the client and manager.

    Cons

    Bad market, career management and advancement plans need serious attention. In my opinion, If you are entirely billable, it is very difficult to make a change in job function or project. It seems that "resigning" from one program and putting yourself on "the bench" is the only way to try something new.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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