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Booz Allen Hamilton Associate Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Work/Life balance (depending on your contract) (in 517 reviews)

  • Most projects make it easy to work from home a day a week, if not 100% of the time (in 84 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes the work/life balance is not there (in 180 reviews)

  • If not, employees get lack of work notice (in 81 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (29)

    "Great Company, Smart People"

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    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, and there is always work as an associate Subcontracts admin. Most Client Staff are great to work with. the Subcontracts team is very interactive and work closely with each other. If you dont know it, just ask, no one will undermine your work.

    Cons

    The internal and Government processes are intense and takes a lot of know how.
    Some client staff are difficult, but manageable because of great Subcontracts Leadership

    Advice to Management

    Great Subncontracts Management team, although work is hard, the management is great.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Tenured, Seasoned Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Booz Allen can feel like a very disorganized company, until you realize that it does things so quickly as such large company. Smaller organizations can struggle with the kind of changes they often quickly embrace. Most things are deeply vetted by professionals who understand change management.

    Cons

    It's a large firm, so raises can feel anemic, even when you're being told you've done an excellent job. It focuses too much on staff who work in Booz Allen offices, not on the money makers that interface with clients all day, every day.

    Advice to Management

    Booz Allen staff that work out of Booz Allen offices should have more stringent criteria for promotion/salary increases. They are not building the relationships that your business thrives off of in the long run.

  3. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Work Life balance is great. Company cares about feed back from employees and helps foster growth. Great contracts that we work on. Pro Military.

    Cons

    Contracts come and go sometimes indicates possible lay offs. Pay increases lack. Sometimes difficult for the company to invest in infrastructure. Need more opportunity for people in the private sector contracts.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that the Management should be more competitve with salary pay. Also needs to invest in infrastructure and paid, leave and sick time.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Bad place for senior technical people"

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    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large variety of work and locations. Really talented advanced technical people, though rare, are really good. Many solid people at more workaday tasks (e.g. regular software development, operations).

    Cons

    Advanced technical work is rare and rates are low. The advanced data science practice that I was sold on at interview time largely doesn't exist. (One Senior Associate told me: "Most of our customers aren't even ready for simple analytics, much less advanced analytics.") Despite being told at interview time that there was tons of work near me, none of it could actually support my rate, so I was left with a choice of an hour+ commute or terrible contracts (I actually did some of both). I left in a year.

    Advice to Management

    Competing on price and advanced data science are incompatible.


  5. "Lead Associate"

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    Current Employee - Lead Associate
    Current Employee - Lead Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management makes real effort to make you happy but is limited by client facing enviroments

    Cons

    Drastic shift in culture and values since the company went public

    Advice to Management

    No longer differential to other DoD consulting firms


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Poor corporate culture with no work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Columbia, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people with interesting work that makes an impact.. However, if you lose your contract you lose your job.

    Cons

    Senior management is disconnected from rest of company. Too busy managing up to care about employees. Company reorganized every year to give partners a job.

    Advice to Management

    Too many senior managers most that add no value. Start paying attention to your employees.


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome company, flexible culture, really smart people

    Cons

    Low salaries, culture can vary depending on the Senior Associate you work for

    Advice to Management

    Try to create some consistency for frontline employees

  8. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They take care of their people and senior management is readily available and responsive.

    Cons

    Dropped Blue Cross Blue Shield

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of your people, we appreciate it!


  9. "BAH"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in Springfield, VA

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team, Great Benefits Large company

    Cons

    Hard to move around to other positions


  10. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Booz has a strong internal support system for its consultants. Leadership actively and publicly supports diversity, which is refreshing.

    Cons

    The company is very large. As an associate, you need to advocate for new consulting work. Sometimes feels like you need to be part of the "in crowd" to get choice assignments. There is a lot of pressure to maintain billable hours.