Booz Allen Hamilton

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Former Employee - Consultant Test Engineer in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Consultant Test Engineer in McLean, VA

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

The benefits and salary are very generous. The culture is extremely professional for the most part but at times can come off as being snobbish.

Cons

The way employees are rated is called an "Assessment" which is normally done annually. The problem with this process is that they use a "360" degree method of gathering information about the employee. The employee has to provide a self-assessment along with the names of customers and company mates as potential interviewees. Sometimes employees that don't get along will use your assessment to get back at you by providing less than flattering feedback. However, if the rater that is writing the assessment is good he or she should be able to gauge the type of person that they are reviewing based on all the feedback gathered.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to stick up for your team members from time to time and try not to be such corporate drones......it's really a turn off and all you guys do is distance yourself from your employees.

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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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

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    • 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.

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