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Booz Allen Hamilton New York City Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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Booz Allen Hamilton President and CEO Horacio D. Rozanski
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  • Sometimes the work/life balance is not there (in 175 reviews)

  • If you are not bringing in "billable hours" you will receive an LOW Lack of Work and have 30 days to find a new contract or be let go (in 78 reviews)

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  1. "Work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Red Bank, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work life balance was great.. Good people..Less pressure than most companies to sell

    Cons

    The benefits started decreasing, pto, vacation, insurance every year. The company became very impersonal

    Advice to Management

    Think about the people working..


  2. "Great company to work for, good intern program"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good resources, it's a consulting firm who are transforming into a technology firm.

    Interns have contacts and networking with top level firm leadership which was really nice.

    Cons

    Intern program didn't give you much exposure to fulltime employees for training, so it was very much learn on your own. So when you leave you wont be exposed to some industry best practices.

    Advice to Management

    Give more exposure to fulltime employees for the summer interns so they learn more about their career field. IE software developers are paired with fulltime devs.


  3. "Lead Technologist (Commercial)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and personalities
    Driven and talented colleagues
    Extremely technical skill set and IC

    Cons

    Lack of transparency
    Inconsistent messaging
    Trials and tribulations of a growing business unit within a larger firm


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  5. "Director of University Recruiting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of University Recruiting in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of University Recruiting in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was quite some time ago (I last worked in NY in 2000), but this was an incredibly smart, engaging environment and I was well compensated and treated during my tenure there. A very positive experience.

    Cons

    Certainly, a lot of hours; but I believe all management consulting firms have this challenge


  6. "Good benefits, career not so much"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting that some reviewers rate benefits as the top pro, rather than career building and delivery to clients on important matters. Yes, benefits are important, and altho not what they were, benies are ok, except in comparison w Federal government employees. People dress well at the firm, too. I learned to do that in a short amount of time, and it helped my career and ability to stay billable on client projects. I could probably have not learned that at competitor companies, so I am thankful.

    Cons

    Excessive work at inconvenient times, such as nights and weekends, often due to "management" quality, leading to possible risks with client jobs and possibly driving turnover of good employees some times.

    Advice to Management

    Give more attention to mgt skills of project managers. Schedule less work on nights and weekends. Reduce the cultural emphasis on smart dressing and concentrate more on quality work that the firm used to be known for--often the best and most profitable, one may hear.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A good ol' boy system with limited growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are numerous opportunities within the SIG and Commercial groups. The same is true of the DIG or government group but they have undergone changes after the leaks and government shut down. They offer competitive pay if you know what your own market value is. The work-life balance can be good depending on which team you are on.

    Cons

    The changes to the medical and retirement plans over the past few years have been horrible for employees. When first joining the firm, you will have little to no say over what you will be working. Opportunities only exist to those who know the right people, which can limit advancement and/or lateral movement. Career development opportunities are dependent on the group, contract, and team you are apart of. The development plans promoted by corporate are more or less useless.

    Advice to Management

    In this type of company, you sell the skills and services of your people. It might not be a bad idea to invest more heavily in growing and maintaining that asset.


  8. "Good experience overall and good coworkers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Red Bank, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were good, although they are taking them away now. They used to give 10% of your salary bonus to 401k. now they match, which still isn't bad. Vacation time isn't bad. if youre there for 5 years you get quite a bit. I like the flexibility in logging in your time dependent on your boss. some contracts only allow you to work 40 hrs per week on average during the month so you can work some hours here and there on the weekend and work less during the week, if your project is not too crazy

    Cons

    bit of bureaucratic stuff because it's a larger company. They don't give a lot for tutition assistance. Covers less than 2 classes of graduate school a year. gave the same amount for 10 years. tution has been going up. not really an engineering company, although the management and career paths are changing.

    Advice to Management

    allow employees to attend conferences and don't penalize them for it by making them make up the time.


  9. "Pleasant Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Eatontown, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Eatontown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, availability of work, good structured company

    Cons

    Management seems to be too cut-throat and back-stabbing

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees job satisfaction. They are just as important as the clients satisfaction in the employees job performance.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Passive Aggressive Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good for a consulting firm.

    Cons

    Senior Management does not listen, help or nurture. Very uptight and hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    nurture consulting culture and avoid being too federated


  11. "Lead Associate"

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    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture, value and benefits.

    Cons

    Management needs to work on work-life balance policy.

    Advice to Management

    None



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