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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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  • "Less work/life balance activities" (in 189 reviews)

  • "Mostly young inexperienced gossiping chatter boxes with a lack of work ethic" (in 89 reviews)

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  1. "Privacy security analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    all I can say is that Booz Allen is a Good company

    Cons

    I have nothing to say

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. Helpful (282)

    "Great people, terrible business"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Everyone -- even the difficult types -- are eager to work and excel. There are some senior officers with questionable morality, but most people here are great people to work with.

    Cons

    1. Federal clients. Don't forget that you'll move at their pace, not yours.
    2. The nature of the job means that sooner or later you'll be strategizing ways to get more money from the client (i.e. federal government), regardless of whether or not you'll actually add value. BAH runs on government money, a large chunk from DoD, and thus is part of the bigger problem we have in this country with fiscal responsibility.
    3. Living off the American taxpayer. Much of the money that flies around in DC is at the expense of everyone else everywhere else in the US, BAH is a major player in this system, particularly the defense technology sector.
    4. You'll never get paid what you're worth. The three lowest ranks (Consultant, Sr. Consultant, Associate) seldom make what they're worth, while senior management (looking at you, officers) make insane amounts of money.

    Advice to Management

    I'm leaving this job for two reasons, despite being hand-picked and groomed for greater responsibility by senior management.

    1. You weren't paying me enough to do the job; especially when you factor in the amount of stress this job puts on a human being, the amount of time I sacrificed with my family, the amount of guilt this job inspired in me as an American.
    2. The job is not meaningful to anyone who doesn't lust for profits. At some point each of us gets a look at how the sausage is made, and then it becomes clear that the government is basically asking (literally sending out solicitations and announcements) to be ripped off. They don't need what we're selling, but they buy it anyways because Congress tells them to. This buys Congress fancy retirement plans at the same businesses that profit. But everyone else loses, and Booz Allen isn't doing enough to be a part of our nation's long-term fiscal stability.

  3. "Testing waters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Personal relationships with team members

    Cons

    Firm gets lost on their employees

    Advice to Management

    Focus on you actual employees and not your executives


  4. "Great Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with attentive management

    Cons

    Technical opportunities can be limited as times.


  5. "BAH"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good work environment, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Lack of vetting in employees


  6. "Commercial business operation"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity. Worked remotely Mon-Fri

    Cons

    Non-stop work hours as commercial clients were in all time zones.

    Advice to Management

    Better work life balance for worker bees.


  7. "Great for experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    They are very much about their people. They give you the tools you need to succeed but it's up to you to use them.

    Cons

    They don't promote as much as I would like.

  8. "Solid company, rewarding and interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Management & Communications Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management & Communications Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, collaborative environment, interesting work, wealth of professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Pressure to always deliver more, seemingly ever-changing administrative tasks, at times, poor communication from mid-level leadership, can be politicky and those who drink the Kool-aid are rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Aim for consistency. Stop using the excuse for poor pay raises that "the more expensive you are, the less secure your position is". That's true everywhere.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay, great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    great coworkers, fun company wide events, nice amenities like gym and parking

    Cons

    very low salary compared to average

    Advice to Management

    If you want your company to stop being a revolving door on the lower levels, you should consider paying them at least the industry average


  10. "Virtual Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with really good benefits.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons, I really like working for Booz Allen.


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