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Great company in 2007 but has made significant changes and shifting since publicly traded and defense market decline.

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

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

Pros

Very good at teaching the consulting and business development business. Good benefits.

Cons

Too much management (in 2009) with bonus compensation on the backs of mid-career leadership. Incentivize those that produce, not those that approve timecards.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Company only focused on maintaining profit margin.

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a well known reputation in the Government Services industry.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no work/balance while working with Booz. They are only concerned with their bottom line. Recently underwent a reorganization and cut salaries and benefits company wide.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Used to be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Large company with great opportunities to test yourself. Strong clientele comprising nearly all of the Federal market. A return to commercial markets should benefit morale by diversifying the work and opportunities to branch out.

    Cons

    Well-meaning, but torturous review process rarely generates fair results. Not the place for square pegs. Definitely not the place for innovation (unless you are comfortable with donating all of your best ideas to your employer ). Despite preaching core values, including diversity, they rarely let those who are differently enabled shine -- how many women are there at the top? -- how many multi-color heads of hair, with quasi-ironic t-shirts and ripped jeans do you see on campus? Senior management (SVP and upwards) appear to be so concerned with lining their own pockets that they have sucked the life out of the Senior Associates and Principals whom they juggle around markets and clients like marbles in a sack. This rolls down hill demoralizing long time Associates and Lead Associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refocus! Get back to what made you great when you were perceived as a boutique management consulting firm and forget hunting the "white elephants" (large system integrator projects). Lean and mean (i.e., agile) is the way to be in consulting. If you want to be a system/application developer or LM/NG-scale SI, you (and your employees) would be better served by spinning off a company that can prove itself in the Federal and commercial markets. Stabilize around core clients and capabilities to be fair to your workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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