Booz Allen Hamilton

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Riding Inertia of Reputation Earned Many Years Ago

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than an year)

Pros

This review pertains to my experience in the SIG. Very flexible working arrangements, multiple offices in the DC area and working from home isn't a problem. Lots of nice people (non-management).

Cons

The company is currently collapsing at an astonishing pace (particularly the health market) while its competitors are hiring aggressively. Management are liars and scoundrels. Will stab you in the back in a heartbeat if they screwed up their quarterly estimates. Focus is entirely on short term revenue targets and they will happily fire good people who are between projects. Force people to take awful assignments such as data entry.

The company culture is completely decentralized; your experience at the firm is 100% down to your career manager and their boss. You are left to fend for yourself to find a project and you never see anyone, partly a consequence of the extremely flexible work locations noted above. Company claims to be about ethics and integrity which is completely laughable. Compensation is low, there is no bonus, and the benefits are average.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is terrible. Liars and cheats. Treat employees like dogs. No appreciation for good people and communication is nonexistent.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    The Maturation of Booz Allen Hamilton

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    Former Employee - Associate in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in Fort Belvoir, VA

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

    Pros

    Prior to the Firm going public, it had the best business offerings for clients, and the best compensation packages within the industry.

    Cons

    In order to climb the success ladder, associates would need to work program management, business development or other leadership-directed initiatives in the evenings/weekends, probably no different than any other firm. Tough on young families...however, Booz Allen knows how to reward its people for jobs well done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay ahead of the curve to minimize the need for draconian personnel "right-sizing" cuts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Runs like a well-oiled machine, well-organized. The benefits are decent, pay decent, although the days of lavish parties and generous compensations are gone. Company touts work-life balance, but depending on your manager, it can be like pulling teeth to be able to work from home if needed.

    Cons

    Booz has a stellar reputation, however, the company has been trying to rest on those laurels and not necessarily adjusting to new realities of a cash-strapped government. Leadership is somewhat out of touch and the direction of the company is constantly changing--feeling a little chaotic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in tune with where the government is at now, adjust, and let go of what the company used to be.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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