Booz Allen Hamilton

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One of the Best in the Government Professional Services Industry

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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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Neutral Outlook
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    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    Overall Very Good Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Level II in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Level II in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Booz Allen is overall a very good balanced company. I really enjoy the very flexible time policies, which allow me to take 2 or 3 days off a month without taking vacation time. The company also was very generous during the government shutdown most, if not all employees still got paid. My experience has been its easy to move to different contracts and markets, which served me well as person young in their career. The company also have pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of relatively large changes over the past two years have impacted benefits and work-life balance. The benefits are still good but much less. Working 100% on client site can make you feel disconnected from the firm at large. Promotion and upward mobility is very much dependent on your management chain, having a good management chain is awesome. A not so good management chain is a horrible experience. If you are young in your career and "under paid" getting a significant raise or market salary adjustment is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the impact of implementing large scale organizational changes to quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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