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Principal Interview

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

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (McLean, VA) in February 2015.

Interview

Interviewed with a bunch of partners. Lots of decision makers and long process. Complete scope of job was not fully disclosed during the interview process. Everything was not disclosed during interview process

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

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    Principal Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in April 2016.

    Interview

    Long and met with many people - they wanted to find the right fit across many organizations. They want me to write 30 words here so here are a few more words

    Interview Questions

    • Experience and customers I have worked with - detailed questions about what I know   Answer Question

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    Principal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (McLean, VA) in January 2019.

    Interview

    A recruiter reached to me on LinkedIn in regarding a new opportunity. My initial interviews with the recruiting team and the executives at Booz Allen occurred in relative quick succession. The questions were basic. They provided an overview of the role and wanted to make sure that I was a good fit. The first two rounds went relatively quickly as it was apparent there was an urgent need to the fill the role. When things started to slow down, it was clear they were leaning in another direction. The final round came several weeks after the second one. This was with other executives that were not directly involved with this position, but had a background and experience in the applicable area. They wanted to get a consensus from the group on who they wanted to hire. They ended up going with another candidate. The only reason given was they felt the other person was a better fit. Everyone was professional and the recruiters were responsive to my follow-up inquiries.

    Interview Questions

    • Basis questions about by background and applicable experience. They also wanted to know what approach I would take and what I would do if was to be in the role.   Answer Question
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    Principal Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton in March 2008.

    Interview

    The interview process spanned two and half days of interviewing a large number of senior managers. The hire/no-hire decision was a voting process. The interview process is highly dependent on the level you are being considered for. At lower levels, the process is typically simple. A couple of hours with the project manager who is interviewing you will suffice. Once you get to Senior Associate, there is typically a Principal and the program/project manger involved. Interviewing for Principal is when things get exponentially more complex. There, multiple partners get involved. They are looking at experience, your track record of success, your understanding of the market and the clients you will serve, etc. What they are looking for is your ability to bring new business to the firm.

    Interview Questions

    • There is no single question that stands out. It is based on the level you are interviewing for. But, at lower levels, they want to understand if you have the knowledge needed to meet the client needs. At higher levels, they want to evaluate your ability to understand the client, but also your ability to manage people, and grow new business.   1 Answer
    • They want to know if you have experience of background with the clients of interest. Further, they want to know at what level you have worked with these clients.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Based on the collective impression of the interviewers of your value to the firm, they will provide an offer based on the local market salary of similar talent and experience. You have room to negotiate, but they have done their homework well. They know, within a few percentage points, what your value to the firm is worth. Booz Allen carries a prominent name, and they typically get to pick and choose from the best of the labor market. They pay well, they know it, so don't expect to try to exert a lot of leverage with them. At the same time, they won't offend you with a weak offer


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    Principal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    All about personality fit

    Interview Questions


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