Booz Allen Hamilton

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Focused on quality of staff, excellent support to staff, willing to bench the right people for reasonable amount of time

Cons

consulting model used which could result in short employment if the company was/is not willing to bench the individual.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Stay away, competitive culture, frequent lay offs, below to average talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Can work from home at times
    Good for people in defense industry

    Cons

    If you're reading this, you have some level of career savvy. If you see a mixed bag of reviews(or below average), you're likely joining an average(or below average) company. Before you discover all of this once you join, think about staying away from Booz Allen. For reasons, refer below.

    When a company begins to make cuts on how it treats its people rather than invest in them, it's a sign that bad times are looming. When this happens, a good number of the most talented people usually leave(and they have been in the last 1-2yrs) and the average to below average stay. In an industry where people represent a key asset, it's a downward spiral for the firm from there. And it's been showing as the firm has been losing many many bids for work as of recently.

    Last year, the firm drastically cut salaries for a key position and it prompted many to leave.
    The firm cut its bonus plan to a 401k plan, it then cut that 401k plan this year.
    Career managers(people who are supposed to help you with your career) are a mixed bag. They're not really put in a position to value your career all that much, most are looking after themselves and aren't really incentivized to help you.
    People are fairly territorial with their work. Divisions compete with one another for work.
    Lay offs happen pretty much non-stop throughout the year. You see/hear people desperately looking for work all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Just another beltway bandit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    At one time BAH was a company that provided great work for employees and good service to clients. They actually were a consulting company. Now it has become a staff augmentation machine interested in placing "butts in seats". This is unlike the business models of the CSC's, LM's, GD IT's, etc. of the beltway bandits that service the federal government. At one time there was a "secret sauce" at BAH. However, those days are long gone. I left on my own and was not laid off like so many others.

    Cons

    If you want to work for just another beltway bandit this is your place. However, if you do not get a job offer from them get in you car and drive around the beltway. You will find another company just like them that you will probably hire you. The leadership at BAH is stuffy. Be prepared to drink the cool aid ever day that reminds you that you are "the best". Once apron a time that was true. But that was years ago. The company is now publicly traded just like the CSC's of the world. The bottom line is all that matters. PERIOD. Clients and employees are in a distant second and third place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. You do not know how to change. You are truly "old school" and that will be the company's down fall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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