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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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Booz Allen Hamilton President and CEO Horacio D. Rozanski
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Pros
  • "Amazing work-life balance with the most flexible schedule in the industry" (in 568 reviews)

  • "Work from home, community sharing" (in 94 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance in management" (in 195 reviews)

  • "Mostly young inexperienced gossiping chatter boxes with a lack of work ethic" (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

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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

    6% 401k match, great networking opportunities, management cares about your growth and development

    Cons

    Rapid expansion has caused growing pains- limited work space


  2. "Love company very much indeed"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like company very much

    Cons

    None to mention at all

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  3. Helpful (353)

    "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.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Easy going compared to the rest of booz allen

    Cons

    some government projects are awful


  5. "Overall good experience"

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    Current Employee - Health Care Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Health Care Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks out for all employees

    Cons

    Company at times makes you feel like a number


  6. "Great management and technical consulting opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on long-term contracts and to gain experience with numerous government agencies.
    Ability to contribute to important agency missions.
    Generally supportive managers.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance.
    Little ability to work remotely with vast majority of positions requiring clearances.
    Drastically reduced benefits (especially 401k) and much less job security since the company went public.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Business Strategy Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    People, opportunities, and work

    Cons

    incredibly difficult to navigate the organization. Very tough to move up. You have to bend over backward to get recognized here. Still continues to operate in very conventional culture

    Advice to Management

    revamp culture to allow for new and innovative ways

  8. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and rewording work, with growth opportunities

    Cons

    Salary increases not consistent with market prices, also difficult to get large increases


  9. "senior consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    great management; great people; nice offices; good benefits

    Cons

    the pay is not competitive for the level of work expected.


  10. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Great people and energy at work

    Cons

    Bad boss , terrible management could be improved