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"Very Satisfied"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in North Charleston, SC
Current Employee - Associate in North Charleston, SC
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Pros

Great People, Great Culture, Great Collaboration, Good Assessment process, clear expectations for promotion

Cons

High expectations and high performing organizations can be good and bad. They expect more so if you are not prepared to add value Booz Allen might not be a good fit for you.

Advice to Management

I would consider what steps need to be taken to perseve company culture similar when Booz Allen was a private equity company with the increase in pressure of stock price from Wall Street analyst as the result of Booz Allen's IPO.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent if you fit"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff is highly motivated and competent.

    Cons

    Lack of business focus if you aren't in the mainstream. Top performers are not acknowledged.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Marketing & Business Development are the keys to success"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (e,g, PTO, S/LTD, Insurance, etc.). Great work-life balance for junior staff (Associate and below). Very thorough employee assessment process. Many opportunities for career mobility across the firm. Excellet training programs both internally and externally with tuition assistance. Most senior leaders (Sr. Associate and above) are very approachable.

    Cons

    While there is emphasis on having a strong functional expertise, marketing & business development trumps all else as a way to get promoted in this organization. For example, even if you are an EXCELLENT Cost Estimator who is consistently expanding the capability for the organization, you will not be promoted to Lead Associate or above unless you work (lead, write, etc) proposals and ultimately position yourself as a "Market Lead" to make Sr. Associate. Essentially there are few, if any (I don't know everyone in the firm) "functional promotions" where you can become a Functional Manager, such as the Lead Cost Estimator for the cost estimators in a market (for example). Rather, in order to promote to the level if Lead Associate or above, you will need to lead diverse teams - functionally speaking. Continuing the CE example, you may find yourself leading a team of Finance, Change Management, Project Management, etc. staff. If what you are looking for is a broad, market-based, leadership role, this is the place for you. If you want to grow BOTH functionally AND as a leader within that capability, this is not the place for you past the Associate level.

    Advice to Management

    1) Consider separate management tracks - market leads and functional leads. 2) Create a Market & Business Development organization that utilizes your client-facing staff exclusively for subject matter expertise contributions to MBD efforts.


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