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One of the Best in the Government Professional Services Industry

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Bright and motivated colleagues. Well-established in the firm's industry with a broad business base. Employees have a high degree of autonomy. Employees have an extraordinarily high level of mentoring opportunities. Excellent benefits including education (which is highly encouraged).

Cons

Used to be a much better place to work before going public. Strongly dependent upon a narrow market (Government professional services) and vulnerable to changes in political winds. The Government market is cycling downward (in 2014), which is reducing job opportunities and pay. Senior staff are having a high degree of difficulty staying employed due to cost constraints imposed by the Government customer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to put more effort into retaining experienced staff in order to be positioned to prosper in the future up-cycle.

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    Great Place to work

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Dulles, VA

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

    Pros

    If you like the government consulting space, booz allen is the right place to do it. They provide a great culture, competitive pay, and are invested in the growth of their employees. One thing that always amazed me is how they were so nimble for such a large organization. There are umpteen opportunities to advance your career through internal and external learning.

    Cons

    The two biggest problems I saw were a) There is really no career path for non-BizDev folks b) Promotions aren't completely merit based. This gets frustrating in the long run. Also, as the company has grown, it's become less personal. There were several strategic changes that alienated the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering that Booz Allen does have a huge technology professionals population, there needs to be a clearer path to growth for these folks. Not just a ribbon, real growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I worked at Booz Allen for 9 years.

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    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are among the best (fun and intelligent) in the government consulting industry. The pay and benefits are competitive, and there are opportunities to succeed.

    Cons

    After going public, costs are clearly being trimmed to stay competitive. The holiday party is no longer epic. Happy hours and free lunches are rare. Raises are smaller. Booz Allen is basically hundreds of small fiefdoms working together (and competing with each other as well as actual external competition). You're on your own (mostly) when your contract ends and it's time to find a new one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place people in new contracts quickly. Have something lined up before the previous one ends and don't leave it up to the employee.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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