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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  • Sometimes the work/life balance is not there (in 176 reviews)

  • If you are not bringing in "billable hours" you will receive an LOW Lack of Work and have 30 days to find a new contract or be let go (in 78 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Some people are good to work with.

    Cons

    -Pay discrimination against women.
    -I have being working for 3 years now and all I have doing is documentation. No engineering. All interesting work is out sourced to sub contractors.
    -No life/work balance.
    -Benefits are not that great.
    -Pay increments are very less 1%-3%
    -Very Political.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop lying and try acting as though you care about your junior employees.


  2. "Firm Overview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment; No up or out promotion requirements; and I received a great annual salary since I brought commercial consulting experience.

    Cons

    There is no strong culture branding.


  3. "Great management and leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management and leadership, interesting work, and fairly compensated.

    Cons

    Not a huge ding, since most companies need to worry about their bottom line, but a lot of pressure on billability. Depending on management, can navigate around the billability requirement a bit, but still a lot of pressure.


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  5. "Excellent opportunity and benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits are available. Training and education benefits are second to none. Great opportunities to advance within the company. Great for transitioning military members to still be associated with a world they are familiar with while transitioning to full civilian life.

    Cons

    Typical challenges associated with working as a consultant. You don't always have control over who your client is or their personality.


  6. "Meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Strategic Communications in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Strategic Communications in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits package is excellent

    Cons

    Too much brown-nosing, and no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff!!


  7. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Stafford, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Stafford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company looks forward to the future of business and government and positions itself accordingly.

    Cons

    Often changes to reflect where the company is going.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Internal Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, PTO, office accessibility in the DC Metro area, great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salary, salary, salary. Once you're in, it is extremely hard to get a decent raise unless you fight for it or have a senior manager who is willing to fight for you. I would suggest negotiating a higher salary when you join so that you are not setting yourself up for disappointment. Same with getting promoted, it takes years to move up unless you have someone fighting for you. If it weren't for these two areas, I'd stay with Booz Allen for years and years and years.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent company, great compensation, excellent leadership and focus on professional development. Booz Allen offers good benefits and excellent training opportunities and the leadership really does a good job with ensuring every employee can successfully transition from task to task.

    Cons

    Booz Allen is great and I have no major complaints. I would advise the would be job seeker to understand the type of business that Booz Allen primarily targets; specifically government contracting work. This type of work pays well and can be very fulfilling but it can also be extremely volatile. I have worked at Booz Allen for nearly a decade and contracts are constantly at the mercy of whether the government will fund it or not.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Professional work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in District Heights, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in District Heights, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BAH is a highly professional environment. They are very fair in their salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Like any other consulting organization PMs control everything.


  11. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great culture, flexible schedule

    Cons

    The health benefits are garbage


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