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Great People, Great Environment

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

Pros

Great people, great environment to make an impact with your specific set of skills.

Cons

Nothing serious at the moment that I can think of. Sometimes there are different egos to deal with and that can interesting.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I do not have anything serious to offer at this time, but I would say reach out to the people more often about business opportunities.

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    -brand name recognition
    -401K contribution (10%/yr; 5 yr to vest)
    -tuition reimbursement ($5000/yr)

    Cons

    -politics
    -not a place for technical career
    -more like a marketing company or a staffing firm
    -narrow view of leadership (good salesmanship = good leadership)
    -emphasize form over substance (care more about the image and outward appearance rather than the quality of the services)
    -top heavy/huge overhead cost (charge client a lot, pay you so little, the rest needs to support the fat management structure)

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 15 people found this helpful  

    Good for a two year layover; great for used car salesmen.

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule depending on project and manager.
    -Good focus on corporate events and volunteering.
    -10% automatic employer 401K contribution.
    -Reasonable pay, but below competitors.

    Cons

    -No bonus for those below senior associates.
    -401K has a six to seven year vesting schedule.
    -Work can often turn into staff augmentation.
    -Can only advance beyond associate if you can sell business.
    -Main priority is selling business and not execution; literally no contract will be turned down, even if BAH does not have the staff to fill.
    -Level of competence varies drastically. But if you're military, you're in (because you bring your connection with you). If you know someone and are somewhat competent, you're in.
    -Senior leaders either don't know how to or forgot how to manage projects.
    -Little to no spirit of collaboration between division. Staff has varying levels of integrity (to put it gently).
    -Can't take significant others to Christmas parties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Client service above all else." This seems like a foreign concept to you guys. How can BAH be making the same revenues as companies that have a quarter of the workforce? Why do we keep hiring when so many people are on the beach? Why do so few incoming people lack basic consulting and technical skills? So many questions...

    Doesn't Recommend
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