Booz Allen Hamilton Employee Reviews about "great benefits"
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- "Good benefits and the pace is very slow for those that like to work at a slow pace." (in 812 reviews)
- "Great work and people!" (in 607 reviews)
- "Great work/life balance and very flexible when it comes to work location for off client site." (in 543 reviews)
- "Good pay and the people I work with on a daily basis are great." (in 273 reviews)
- "Interesting work and Great culture" (in 258 reviews)
- "Salaries are low and unequal." (in 228 reviews)
- "Poor management particularly with career and reporting managers who rule with an iron fist." (in 226 reviews)
- "Career Managers and senior leadership don't seem to care what happens once you're placed on a project." (in 200 reviews)
- "Hope you get a good Manager and not someone who's there because of their title." (in 148 reviews)
- "Upper management seems disconnected from client" (in 59 reviews)
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- 2.0May 20, 2011Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Good benefits and the pace is very slow for those that like to work at a slow pace.
Very difficult to get any feed back and it's on boarding process is a nightmare!9
- 2.0Jul 3, 2013AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearAlexandria, VA
Prepares you for the life of a consultant so you can work anywhere, handle any situation, and are equipped with the knowledge to succeed. Health benefits are excellent and they do have a profit sharing program but its slowly fading.
Single employees aren't shown respect and are expect to be chained to email past 8PM. Vacation time and other benefits continue to be cut but its spun around as its a benefit to have more "family" time. Work/Life balance doesn't exist. Being billable is all that matters if you aren't on the GO Team. You have to develop yourself because your Career Manager isn't going to do it for you. They are too busy worried about their job or bonus. It's all about who you know. Some people luck up & get great managers and the experience is great. I wasn't that lucky. If you are billable & your contract ends you have between 7-21 days to find a new project or you are laid off.2
- 5.0Mar 16, 2016AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
I've been with Booz Allen for 20 years and love the work, benefits, and culture. It's a firm with a heart, not just a checkbook, and it has supported me through many different stages of my life, from being single, to married, to parenthood, to divorced parent raising children. I worked for many years in the office, but now the firm allows me to telecommute which has been wonderful. The work is interesting and challenging, we have a strong culture of diversity, I love that we're in Working Mother magazine's '100 Best Companies' Hall of Fame and that the number of women hired and promoted to senior levels keeps growing significantly. There are clear paths for advancement and the benefits are amazing (the firm helps pay for adoptions! They match 6% of your contributions to your 401K! Onsite fitness centers! Childcare discounts! Great leave policies! So much more.) I love the people, the flex-work opportunities, the huge focus on the health of employees, and the culture where we work hard but have fun too... lots of fun employee events, contests, networking opportunities, family events, etc. I really like our new CEO too. He worked his way up through the company (started as an intern in Argentina 2 decades ago), he's very personable, and he's a strong proponent of diversity. I've worked at Booz Allen so long that I sometimes take the firm's benefits and culture for granted, but when I talk with friends at other companies I'm reminded just how great I have it.
I know the economy took a hit nationwide and Booz Allen did a great job keeping staff and benefits, but raises have been pretty low across the board for a few years.
- 4.0Apr 16, 2020Senior ConsultantCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearDubai
Not the top-tier in prestige but a good place to work; salaries are great at the junior levels with good benefits
Does not have the same institutional support as the other bigger consulting firms; international brand name is weaker than MBB
- 3.0May 30, 2014AssociateFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsWashington, DC
Large company with great opportunities to test yourself. Strong clientele comprising nearly all of the Federal market. A return to commercial markets should benefit morale by diversifying the work and opportunities to branch out.
Well-meaning, but torturous review process rarely generates fair results. Not the place for square pegs. Definitely not the place for innovation (unless you are comfortable with donating all of your best ideas to your employer ). Despite preaching core values, including diversity, they rarely let those who are differently enabled shine -- how many women are there at the top? -- how many multi-color heads of hair, with quasi-ironic t-shirts and ripped jeans do you see on campus? Senior management (SVP and upwards) appear to be so concerned with lining their own pockets that they have sucked the life out of the Senior Associates and Principals whom they juggle around markets and clients like marbles in a sack. This rolls down hill demoralizing long time Associates and Lead Associates.
- 5.0Jan 16, 2012AssociateCurrent EmployeeMcLean, VA
Booz Allen offers some of the best people with the best work I've had the privilege of being involved with. It's reputation has been historically rock solid in the government sector and the benefits are very competitive. The projects/programs that are typically taken on are more selective than other consulting firms, which means that staff are generally offered challenging and interesting work, not 'hired butts in seats' (or 'TS cleared butts in seats'). The firm is very forward-leaning regarding internal collaboration platforms (hello.bah.com and Yammer), which helps tie far-flung areas of the company together.
The cons have specifically come about in the past couple years. Specifically, since the move to take the company public and the subsequent fallout. Budgets are noticeable tighter for "niceties" like team socials, training, and other former perqs. "Lack of work" also seem to be more prevalent, meaning more folks are given the axe more quickly than ever. Quality staff without a project used to be given a lot more leeway, but now they're given two weeks to find something or else they're given the boot (like many other consulting firms in the area). On the other hand, perhaps it's just that I'm more cognizant of these individuals since the popularity of our internal social networking has grown. The ladder-climbing is much less of an issue to me. In fact, it's really no different than any other traditional company: sell your soul, move up the rungs of corporate success. If you're looking for "work-life balance," then you just need to find that balance and live with the consequences. If that means sacrificing a high-level and high-paying management position to build a quality marriage and raise healthy kids, then DO SO!6
- 4.0Jun 12, 2008ConsultantCurrent Employee
There are tons of opportunities for advancement and growth within the company. Senior management seem to actually care about mentoring and helping new staff members to grow. The education benefits are great and the classes within Booz Allen are helpful as well.
The Global Operations team sends tons of emails that tend to be fairly useless. Also if you aren't located in McLean or a bigger office then it is harder to stay connected.
- 4.0Nov 8, 2013AssociateCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Lots of smart, very professional people. You will learn great skills. The benefits are good and my experience was that the organization treated me really well.
Its a very structured place. If you don't like structure and being accountable on a regular basis, then you might not like this company. It didn't bother me.
- 4.0Apr 15, 2009AssociateCurrent EmployeeColorado Springs, CO
Personal development opportunities, especially for training, are good. Training is available through onsite courses, the web, and other avenues. Travel is often (not always) available for courses that are not taught at your location. If enough people at your location want a particular course, it is usually worked out that a class can be scheduled at a regional office. The company makes a big deal out of keeping current and mapping out and following a training path sutiable to each person's level and required skills. Compensation is fair for the industry, at least in the regional offices - I don't know anything about the DC area - and the benefits package is equal to or better than most companies I know of.
As with any company supporting the government, there are times when the government puts out an unreasonable deadline, either for a report or for a proposal, and you have to do whatever it takes. This can involve long hours and unusual time away from home, sometimes including travel. In my experience, the company is good about providing food, etc., to make late-night or weekend efforts a little easier and allowing for compensatory time off. The career path for those not working toward senior management was, and remains, a little fuzzy. The Associate level is where most people spend a long time, and splitting it in two would be a good idea.1
- 4.0May 14, 2016Security Oversight SpecialistCurrent Contractor, less than 1 yearMc Lean, VA
The company offers great benefits and offers a lot of different positions in many locations that you can advance into. You are linked with a mentor to help lead your career down the path you want.
As with a lot of Government type companies there is a lot of training that needs to be down by powerpoint, and online slideshows. Much of which for me, has nothing to do with my current position.
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