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Booz Allen Hamilton San Antonio Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Booz Allen Hamilton President and CEO Horacio D. Rozanski
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good compared to other consulting firms because most projects are locally based (in 479 reviews)

  • Great salary and was able to work from home (in 76 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 173 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. "It was OK"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people in some places. Lots of Opportunties

    Cons

    Based my role and title on my salary requirement instead of my experience.

    Advice to Management

    When someone doesn't know the company position titles, please take the time to work with potential candidates and place them where appropriate. Don't say "you want to be paid $XX so you will come in as role X.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid the IMAG Team"

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    Former Employee - Lead Game Designer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Game Designer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic client, many great and motivated worker bees. Booz Allen Hamilton culture, as I learned it at orientation and interacting with people elsewhere, is superb. But instead of orientation, there is now online training, and the culture does not reach the IMAG team.

    Cons

    Upper management has no software development experience. One bad manager has driven out a TON of senior people, and upper management buys his lies unquestioningly. Workplace went from wonderful offices to giant cube farm with no storage. I worked at the IRS call center and had more storage than what they have now. Loud and many many people in each room.In three years there I never saw a promotion from Associate to Lead Associate; instead they repeatedly drove out the higher paid associates and hired Lead Associates with no software or game development backgrounds. Booz people on other teams (and in other cities) seem much better than IMAG, all because of management. More than one former employee (in the "loop") has told me it's far worse than I saw. My review is of the IMAG team specifically, not the company as a whole. First time I've lost a job with more than one year in with no notice and no severance; they'll screw you on the way out. Booz as a whole allows employees time for self-development, but everyone on the IMAG team must be 100% billable, even making up time from marketing trips.

    Advice to Management

    Check the references and resumes of all current employees, starting at the top. Send folks to training. You've fired or lost so many folks, I can hardly keep track. One artist wasn't good enough to work for IMAG, but is good enough to work for Electronic Arts; that alone should tell you your evaluations are suspect.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great company and consulting roles"

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    Former Employee - Lead Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Booz Allen was my first post-military retirement career - and facilitated a great transition to a civilian role. I enjoyed my 7+ years with Booz, Allen, and had the opportunity to work with several different clients in both an individual contributor role and as a team leader and mentor, ensuring our diverse teams were meeting varying client requirements. In my opinion, Booz Allen truly ascribes to their core values, measures performance relative to those values, and rewards those who excel.

    Cons

    Work-life balance: the company speaks to having a culture which enables a strong work-life balance, and it is true (most of the time) up to the Lead Associate level. However, it seems that this goes by the way-side at the higher levels -- especially in a volatile and fiscally constrained government contracting environment.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to improve the work-life balance for your leaders at the senior associate level and above. If you want to retain personnel and have them strive for promotion to those levels, there needs to be a more concerted effort to make it appealing. Seeing your senior managers work 60-80 hours per week on a pretty routine basis is not a way to retain people.


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  5. "Great Company So Far"

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    Current Contractor - Cyber Intelligence Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Contractor - Cyber Intelligence Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton as a contractor

    Pros

    Friendly employees, caring of new personnel to ensure adjusting to job and company.

    Cons

    Dont believe my pay is equal to others in similar positions in same city.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do more to ensure new members understand company, policies, and bennefits better. Just providing access to a website isnt enough.


  6. "Great place to learn management consulting"

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    Former Employee - Lead Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Core Values. Staff development. Must drive your own career and use resources available.

    Cons

    May get pigeon-holed on client site.

    Advice to Management

    Focus shifted from people to sales. Not sure if it's swung back, but it should.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I provide support to the Air Force as an analyst on a BPR team facilitating events to drive efficiency."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture, specifically at my office is tremendous. I love the people I work with and everyone is a class act. Teamwork is not only encouraged, it's mandatory, but self sufficiency is needed to thrive.

    Cons

    The events are for a week, typically 4-5 days and the days are long. We consistently work 14 hour days during an event and it's not very family friendly. You can expect to work close to 220 hours a month, and the pay is not on par with other firms in comparable positions.


  8. "associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Work environment is good. Excellent mentoring.

    Cons

    Marketing. Benefits are great. Work environment is good. Excellent mentoring.


  9. "Booz Allen Hamilton"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for as the company offers challenges and rewards for achievements.

    Cons

    Too much of cult culture.

    Advice to Management

    Operate as a family-friendly company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Resume Builder"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My colleagues were intelligent people who were great to learn from. There is real opportunity to continue education as they offer tuition support to employees. There is also a pretty flexible work-from-home policy that adds to the appeal. Professionalism is important.

    Cons

    As an aspiring software developer, I felt under-utilized and unchallenged in my endeavors. Working for the government meant using antiquated tools that would no position me well for modern work environments. I was an eager learner and hard worker, but never felt that the effort that I put in came back to me in the form of accolades, salary, nor recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Provide an opportunity for junior-level employees to provide negative feedback regarding their career manager - apart from the anonymous survey offered in 2015. I was unable to do so without fearing repercussions and attribute my seeking other employment to my career manager's dishonesty, lack of transparency, and lack of action.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Associate III"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior MISSION ASSURANCE ADVISOR & REQUIREMENTS ENGINEER in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Senior MISSION ASSURANCE ADVISOR & REQUIREMENTS ENGINEER in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work as embedded staff to government agencies. Possible to find true "consulting" engagements.

    Cons

    Large corporation syndrome. Risks becoming a body shop for government agencies.



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