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Updated Oct 29, 2021

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  • "Great work life balance for families(in 829 reviews)

  • "Awesome company with great benefits(in 296 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance could be better(in 258 reviews)

  • "Scrambling to find billable work(in 225 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to grow a career

      Apr 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - Diverse work opportunity due to consulting world paradigm - Strong potential to grow technical and business skills

      Cons

      - Common consulting constraints such as maintaining "billable" work

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent Place to Work

      Oct 29, 2021 - Technologist in Alexandria, VA
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      Pros

      Flexible project options, good educational opportunities

      Cons

      Pressure to always be billable, intense focus on always working for the next promotion

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good foundation to reach your career goals elsewhere.

      Oct 14, 2021 - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
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      Pros

      Most coworkers are really nice and smart. Diverse Flexible work hours. Some managers really care about life balance and your career goals. Good place to learn basic SW practices and skills.

      Cons

      When I applied to the firm a job request was posted with certain responsibilities that I was interested, but once hired, that job suddenly did not exist. And this is common within the firm. They will post jobs for positions that may or may not materialized. It is a really messed up practice for someone who is excited to work a project for a specific role. So beware when talking to recruiters. - This company feels more like a staffing company. - You are held responsible for being "billable" and you risk termination for a "lack of work". Although there may be someone to help you find work, the work may not be relevant to your career goals. - Tech stack for most projects are outdated or limited due to government processes. - Below market salary. You will learn the basics of SWE and pure coding skills, but you will most likely need to learn by yourself on using the latest tech stacks.

      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      Oct 5, 2021 - Principal in Columbia, MD
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      Pros

      Great variety of projects in many fields; opportunity to contribute to real problems

      Cons

      Strong emphasis on billable work; requires hustle to stay employed.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Cool Opportunities but Hard to Find Projects

      Sep 20, 2021 - Consultant in Arlington, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - nice people - some interesting projects - provide funding for personal growth/development ($ for certifications, courses, etc.)

      Cons

      - have to apply internally for projects - very hard to get on work you want - have to take projects you don't want to be billable - mansplainers are prevalent

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overworked

      Jul 28, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice benefits to include a nice 401k match and HSA match. Booz Allen offers a lot of different training to help expand your skill set.

      Cons

      Depending on who your Job Leader and Career Manager is will dictate your future at Booz Allen. The answer is always billable hours and do whatever the client does, even if you're overwhelmed. Below average pay.

      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Solid Employer

      May 15, 2021 - Lead Associate in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work for government. Good benefits.

      Cons

      Matrixed reporting not for everyone. Compensation annual increases limited/constricted due to government contract rates. Need to stay affordable to stay billable

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fine

      May 3, 2021 - Data Scientist in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      interesting internal work good pay good benefits

      Cons

      difficult finding billable work high attrition rate

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company to work for

      Apr 7, 2021 - AI/ML Engineer in McLean, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome work life balance with plenty of opportunities to pursue technical interests and professional growth. After demonstrating technical expertise to leadership and building your internal brand there are unlimited opportunities to get involved in building super innovative / technical solutions, or to dabble in research / strategic investment.

      Cons

      Juggling client billable efforts with internal projects and networking

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