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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Work/Life balance (depending on your contract) (in 503 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)

  • When a contract ends, it is your responsibility to find a new one or else receive a lack of work letter, terminating your employment (in 80 reviews)

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  1. "ethical, sincere, but most opportunity is East Coast"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    They mean their values! When they say work-life balance, they mean it. They value integrity, honesty, courage, and hard work. Most people are very competent and loyal. Overall, great place to work.

    Cons

    Upward mobility and advacement within the company is largely market-dependent = mostly east coast where most of their business is. Bonuses only for senior folks. Hard work is appreciated, but won't be reflected in your raise.

    Advice to Management

    Define a career path so people know how to move upward, even if they are not in the East Coast. Make raises merit-based.


  2. "Lead Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Work with intelligent colleagues with diverse backgrounds
    2. Good challenging projects

    Cons

    1. Once BAH went public is when the culture changed

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, volunteer opportunities, decent flexibility (depending on your client), average benefits (great vacation for Associates and above)

    Cons

    Work spaces aren't ideal, Pay has decreased significantly for new hires coming in compared to 5-10 years ago


  4. "Good work-life balance but changing for the worse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, flexible schedule, smart people

    Cons

    Lack of stability, lower pay


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad, but management is a problem"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge client base with opportunities to contribute across many different fields. Benefits/pay are sufficient. Great work life balance, I can work from home when I need to.

    Cons

    Poor management can strongly affect job opportunities and experience. You can quickly become out of sight, out of mind once you are billing client time and if you do not like your client project and/or internal team, it can be very difficult to change either. To find work, you have to compete internally which can feel contrived and unnatural. As soon as a client project ends, no matter how well you performed, if you do not find client work again soon you are in danger of being laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to switch internal teams, understand the value of retaining employees even when between engagements. Creating cheesy value statements is meaningless if they are not backed up in actions.


  6. "Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people, good brand, stable work

    Cons

    Lack of employee engagement, disconnect between management and staff, too government focused

    Advice to Management

    Start engaging more with the staff to find out what the firm can do to retain employees


  7. "I enjoyed it greatly. They focus on work/life balance."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule; you can make your own hours

    Cons

    The work is very independent.

  8. "Business Development Associate"

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

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    The benefits package is very good.

    Cons

    The overall environment is highly political and at times counter productive because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Staff needs to be better connected.


  9. "Invests in people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, ample time off, great health care

    Cons

    Better career progression organization and paths

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  10. "Privacy security analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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