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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Work/Life balance (depending on your contract) (in 507 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 (25)

    "Great Company, Smart People"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (175)

    "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. "Great work life balance"

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Teleworking options are available depending on contract

    Cons

    Lower salaries than its competitors


  4. "Good Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great, caring culture. Smart people. Team environment.

    Cons

    Right now, having to settle for less meaningful work (not winning work consistent with my personal interests). Having to staff a lot of junior folks to be competitive, leaving less opportunity for more seasoned staff.


  5. "Great place to work with great people and mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Best and brightest people. Good culture

    Cons

    Average perks and benefits. Low bonuses


  6. "About Us"

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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

    Great work life balance, good place to grow career, solid support system and team dynamic

    Cons

    When we went public lost some of the cool/fun perks plus some of the better health insurance/PTO policies.

    Advice to Management

    You have done a good job engaging staff and working to improve the employee experience.


  7. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Around what I was expecting

    Cons

    Could have been a little higher

  8. "Overall Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Independence. Very easy to move laterally in the company if you do not like the contract you are on. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Long commute. Sometimes a scramble to find enough hours to fill out a given month. Too many formal processes . Pay not as high as other consulting firms

    Advice to Management

    Revise performance reviews and improve overall quality of employee management on the part of senior leadership


  9. "Learning Administrator"

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    Current Employee - HRIS Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - HRIS Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are flexible with work schedules

    Cons

    Took away some valuable benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Great mentorship, not an up or out firm, learning and training opportunities

    Cons

    Will low ball you on salary


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