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"Booz Allen is filled with opportunity and smart people, it can be a challenging place to work"

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
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Approves of CEO

Pros

There is quite bit of emphasis placed on professional development. Additionally, there are opportunities to work on a wide range of projects spanning several disciplines. There is no need to languish on a project for years.

Cons

It is all government consulting, all of it. Everything is done within the context of government beauracracy, so agility and out of the box thinking aren't necessarily assets.

Advice to Management

Rethink hoteling, it isn't set up to be very efficient

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A growing company with a lot of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The great thing about being a consultant is that there is such a diverse amount of opportunity within the company. They are involved in so many different types of work you really get the chance to try different things and see where your interests lie.

    Cons

    They have a history of poor communication of those opportunities, they are getting better but it can be tough to find your next contract. Unfortunately, it's largely up to you to pursue your next contract, which can be very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    When I joined the company 6 years ago I really felt like the culture and care of employees was superior, however with the expansion, external investment, and going public the company has really lost a lot of that. I think the firm really runs the danger of becoming like all the other DC consulting firms.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Some good, some bad with BAH in greater St. Louis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can skate by if you're in the in crowd and/or good ol' boys' network. And some people who can work the system can get time off for family issues, but for the most part, it's a 8-5 grind.
    They have lots of employee get-togethers, social gatherings and events. But frankly, I'd rather have more pay than have this stuff.
    The pay wasn't terrible. But only senior associates and above get bonuses. The 401k is less than average. You work there for over a year and then in Feb or Mar they put a few thousand dollars in one lump payment (no dollar cost averaging, etc.) - and that vests over 5 years.

    Cons

    If you decline health benefits (stay on your spouse's) they won't pay you a compensatory payment, as is customary at other companies. It is of great advantage to BAH to not have an employee on their health insurance, and so they should pay these employees a little bit of money for declining the insurance.

    I saw disinterested, detached, sometimes aloof senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Need more diversity at the clients in southwestern Illinois. Need to shake up the senior associates, and do something to stop the bias for former military, and get more people who have strong technology backgrounds.

    It's a disincentive to see senior associates get bonuses when it's the worker bees doing all the work.

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