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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Amazing work-life balance with the most flexible schedule in the industry (in 531 reviews)

  • Most projects make it easy to work from home a day a week, if not 100% of the time (in 85 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes the work/life balance is not there (in 181 reviews)

  • If not, employees get lack of work notice (in 84 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company had fair pay and benefits.

    Cons

    They put my life in danger deploying me without knowing what they were doing. I did the same job as when I was in the Army. The waste millions of tax payer dollars. If the government needs their advice they should be fired and replaced with people who know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Kick out women, make alcohol, tobacco, sex outside of marriage illegal. Help the military merge into an Army (Air, Land, and Sea) to save dollars and lives. Get rid of the national guard, and reserves. Go back to being owned by the partners and employees not outside investors and debt holders. Make Booz Allen a Christian company that follows God's word not creates their own values and morals.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Intelligence Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Great pay; Nice clients; Professional environment

    Cons

    monotonous work, needed more of a variety and challenge

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    - Have a hand in driving large federal projects
    - Flexibility to move between projects

    Cons

    - Experience depends substantially on project
    - No training program


  4. "It all depends on who you work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Big contracts, lots of opportunity if you can navigate once you get inside

    Cons

    I joined to be a part of a management consulting firm, but they are really moving away from that now in favor of science, engineering and technology work. You can still survive there as a management consultant, but only in that context -- they don't really pursue management consulting gigs, ceding that ground to competitors in the space.

    Also, the experience can be very inconsistent based on who you report to. There are some excellent managers who pay attention to their staff and help them grow, but there are others who either play favorites or have no understanding of what it means to be a leader. And, since the firm reorganizes regularly, you can go from being in a great place to a poor one quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Choose leaders who are good at leading people, not good at technical skills. Upskill the ones who need help and hold them accountable for how they treat their staff.

    Also, be honest with employees about where the company is going and while you still believe in your management consulting heritage, it's really all in the past tense now.


  5. "Great experience"

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

    Pros

    Worked closely with the team, flexibility, learned a lot.

    Cons

    HR on boarding process was disorganized


  6. "Solid Company, Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very intelligent people
    Great work life balance
    Strong focus on real culture

    Cons

    Large corporation
    Difficult to figure out how to move up in the company
    Little communication from the top

    Advice to Management

    Clarify guidelines for how your people can excel and move up in the company. The lack of clarity here has created frustration for myself and my coworkers


  7. "Good Work-Life Balance, Mediocre Health Benefits"

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

    Pros

    Consistent hours and flexibility with telework

    Cons

    Health insurance changed in 2015 and requires a great deal of out-of-pocket expenditures

    Advice to Management

    Consider improving the health insurance options

  8. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, Good work environment, reasonable hours

    Cons

    Pay, Declining Benefits, Stingy spending on events

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries at the lower levels or retention issues will remain.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place for IT professional"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lead Technologist
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Technologist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented colleagues, many technical opportunities (large breadth of projects). The company is pushing to become more like a technology company than an traditional government contractor.

    Cons

    People are not valued anywhere like they were when the firm was private. But based on what I can tell, Booz Allen still values their employees more than their government contractor peers.

    Advice to Management

    At least in my office, the frequency of top-down communication of what's going on in the firm to employees has stagnated significantly in recent years - as has the frequency of gestures to employees to assure them that they matter. This seems to be replaced with an 'every hour at work must be billable' attitude.


  10. "Cyber Security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Pay is bad! They start you off very low!!

    Cons

    Prestidge company but I dont think its worth working there!


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