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Booz Allen Hamilton Interview Questions in Arlington, VA

Updated Mar 6, 2017
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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Arlington, VA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews, then 5+ hr (was told this would last 1hr) in person round robin and then a follow on phone int. Only ever received glowing feedback, but was handed to IT infrastructure team for final interview, why I don't know. After final phone interview I never heard from them again - not even a thank you for the extensive time I wasted with them.

    Interview Questions

    • Given your data science background, why would you want to work in IT infrastructure?   1 Answer
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    IT Audit Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Arlington, VA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Great experience, friendly staff... Online resume. Emails from a recruiter then Two 20 minute phone interviews with a recruiter. Followed by a four person board review. More of a conversation than direct questioning. Seemed to focus on future commitment and intent.

    Interview Questions

    • Conversational style of interview.   1 Answer
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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Arlington, VA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Short phone interview with technical HR recruiter who said they can't hire data scientists fast enough. Then onsite with three 30-minute interviews. The interviews were all very casual and easygoing with not many technical questions. I received an offer within the week. But after two months, I still didn't have a start date and they finally said there was no position available. There wasn't a lot of transparency around the position I had been offered or why it disappeared.

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    Senior Logistics Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Arlington, VA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was simple and designed to elicit conversation. I was encouraged to share stories/solutions, but was never put on the spot. I would have to say the program leads knew what they were looking for, and the type of personality they wanted to add to the team.

    Interview Questions

    • What has your experience with government acquisition taught you?   Answer Question
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Arlington, VA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a phone call from a recruiter within a few days. We had a brief (20 minute) conversation about my experience. I received an email from an "interview coordinator" the next day who scheduled the interview. When I showed up to the interview, there were two other individuals applying for the same position. That was a little awkward. We were all brought into one conference room and told that Booz hires in anticipation of future project needs, so there was not necessarily one position available, but that different people may have different skills sets needed on the overall team. Each interviewee was sent to a different office and three different individuals rotated between the rooms to conduct 30 minute interviews. The interviews were pretty standard - no tricky questions. Mostly about past experience, why I was interested in working with Booz, what my dream job would be (how I would actually spend my day), lots of behavioral questions and those sorts of things. I received a phone call the next week with an informal offer, then a written offer after negotiations.

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    Negotiation

    It was fine. Because you are working wiht a recruiter, it makes the situation a bit easier. I was asked salary requirements in phone screening, and they agreed that my requirements were within the range for the position. I was told Booz does not typically negotiate salary, but I was able to make a small increase in base salary.

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    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Arlington, VA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted by a recruiter about a month later. The phone screen was pretty quick, all the questions were basically things she could have gotten from my online application. A week later I was scheduled for an in-person at the Crystal City office. There were about 5 other candidates interviewing for the same position when I got there. Interview was with 3 separate people from the team. Most of the questions focused on why I wanted to work for Booz Allen and some behavioral questions. Interviewers were not very relaxed and it was not really a great experience. I wasn't interested in working for them anymore and accepted another offer.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Arlington, VA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I forwarded my resume and brief description through an active BAH employee, who referred me to the company and then applied in the BAH internal system. This is the standard at BAH, it is difficult to apply on your own unless you time a hiring cycle well. A few weeks later I was invited for an interview at the VA Headquarters. I arrived to find myself among about 15 others. Interview was fairly straightforward meeting a few mid level managers and one senior manager. Questions were background related and about the firm. About three weeks later I was made an offer. Then I had to go through the government interview process to get a security clearance which took several months.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest strength/weakness?
      What makes you interested in the firm?
      Etc.  
      Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Arlington, VA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed for an Arlington consultant position and the entire process was very thorough. I had a phone interview with an recruiter that was just going over my resume. Then I filled out an application and had back to back phone interviews with different people in different departments. These two ask some harder questions like "why Booze Allen" or "what is your process if you wanted to pick out a new dishwasher for me, but there was no internet". Nothing too hard though. That was followed by an informal phone interview to see how i thought the interviews went and my availability for an in person interview. My in person interview was on an entirely different level though. I met with two people from my potential department. The first question was "walk me through the entire software lifecycle with detailed steps on how you would handle each step." After that fun little curveball, the other guy started hammering me. It started where I had to pretend he was the traffic controller and convince him to change the traffic light timings. I had to convince him that it is worth the cost, time, and risk to do. Finally, I had to consult him on a job board website and he played the worst client ever. I had to try to get requirements out of him while explaining the difference in things I had no clue about. He then ended this fun time with "why booze allen." I told him about how the company is 100 years old, based on a strict moral code, and always delivering award winning work. His response that left me frozen was "yeah, but Delloite has those things too, what makes booze allen different." At the end, He said that I am most likely getting an offer, so that helped me feel better.

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    Senior Consultant - Acquisition Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Arlington, VA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    A very superficial phone screen followed by a meeting with about 4 people, mostly junior-level. I pressed them for concerns about what happens if your project ends. They were pretty evasive and wouldn't give me a straight answer, just they "prefer to find someone who's a great fit for the firm first, before finding a slot to put him/her in" (even though I was interviewing for a specific position, laughable!)

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't a whole lot of substantive questions; mostly asking me to just tell them about myself. I could see I was pretty much the only candidate because of the rare skill set, and the recently awarded contract they were scrambling to put someone in.   1 Answer
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    Lead Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Arlington, VA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Good, met team and key leadership. Reviewed on-boarding process, expectations, HR and travel rules. Got a good feel of the organization, culture and work ethic required for success.

    Interview Questions

    • Subject based and general. Wanted to know background, experience, key skills and contacts/network.   Answer Question
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