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

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

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  • "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, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Accommodating and Supportive

      Feb 23, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
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      Pros

      Extremely accommodating, supportive in career aspirations, ample training, and kindness. Great work life balance.

      Cons

      I could always use more PTO

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Dec 3, 2021 - Associate in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Good work life balance and management

      Cons

      Doesn’t pay as well as peer firms

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      An ideal work environment for engineering

      Nov 12, 2021 - Lead Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work life balance and culture is really what you're signing up for here. The engineering side is a mix between consulting and engineering, so as a Lead Engineer, most of the time is spent coaching Consultants and Senior Consultants, overseeing things, and just making sure everything is getting done for the client. Sometimes you have to jump in when someone gets stuck on an engineering issue, but everyone is so competent, that rarely happens.

      Cons

      Really... there aren't any. I could probably get paid a little more if I went to work for a tech giant, but the work/life balance wouldn't be there.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great firm!

      Nov 1, 2021 - Data Analyst Consultant in Arlington, VA
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      Pros

      Been at Booz Allen for a bit over a year now and have had a great experience so far. My team is supportive and helps with career and professional growth. My government client is also fantastic. Great focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and a lot of opportunities for growth which is what I was looking for as a junior staff.

      Cons

      The main con is that the compensation is not competitive at BAH compared to their competitors. So keep an eye out for that when assessing salaries of other top management consulting firms. For the work life balance I have I am not too disappointed with my salary but I know it is about 10% lower than friends in my same level/position at other top firms.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company to work for

      Nov 15, 2021 - Data Analyst in Cumming, GA
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      Pros

      Easy to connect with upper management. Great work/life balance. Plenty of opportunities to advance. Its a great company to work for, and this is coming from someone who was just recently let go.

      Cons

      Dont start off with too big a salary. Once the job is done, they will get rid of ya because you are too expensive. Other than that, this is a great company to work for.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      For tech, look elsewhere

      Oct 26, 2021 - Data Scientist 
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      Pros

      - Stable paycheck that comes with some job security (most of the time and mostly because clients are almost exclusively government) - Decent work/life balance, but pay reflects

      Cons

      TL;DR: - Very low pay - Over promise and under deliver to clients - Way behind in technology compared to other tech companies - You are a number and no matter how much business you land them, you still won’t matter - High turnover (people jump at chance to work here, then realize what it is and leave) - Work life balance is decent, but it can be grueling for a few months at a time depending on how project is going - If you depart the firm, they will make rolling retirement and general pay super difficult - Career opportunities limited to formal qualifications, but some latitude depending on urgency (career opps != promotion)

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Some teams will overwork and underpay you.

      Aug 14, 2021 - Senior Consultant 
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      Pros

      Brand name org, most colleagues are great people, most people have good work/life balance in comparison to other consultancies. Great springboard for other opportunities.

      Cons

      Experience varies greatly depending on what team and what account you're on- sometimes you get unlucky and are on a team that wants to overwork you and pay you as little as possible. Pay is very low for the field. No sick leave, only 40 hours a year of accumulated PTO.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Take the Good with the Bad

      Jul 29, 2021 - Billing Analyst in Herndon, VA
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      Pros

      Great benefits, seriously great. Lots of communication between upper management and the rest of the department Great job at staying connected while everyone works from home with trivia, socializing events, regular but not useless meetings, etc. participation is encouraged but not required. Awesome and supportive coworkers Management has open door policy and it’s truly open door, you can talk to anyone without feeling awkward WFH often even before COVID GREAT for a first or second job after college Some room for advancement

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