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"Ok, but not going after new business segments"

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Current Employee - Associate in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - Associate in Colorado Springs, CO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good pay, good benefits, but they will give you a low ball offer when you are first coming in off the street.

Cons

Your team makes a big difference. I've seen where people with a certain boss are given more flexibility then others, when doing the same function, such as a volunteer or mentor event.
The company is big and therefore takes a long time to make decisions.
The company in the Colorado area is continueing to go after the same clients, when the market is shifting and typical DOD clients have fewer funds to spend on consultants. Also, much of the work tends to be workforce augmentation rather than actual consulting work.
Now that the firm has gone public it is all about the bottom line. I fully expect benefits to start disapearing so that profits can be maintained and shareholders stay happy.

Advice to Management

Go after work in the private sector.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. "Decent company, better than where I came from but not perfect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The firm is present in many markets;
    The firm offers good salaries and benefits.
    The firm employs motivated and intelligent staff.
    The firm has an open attitude towards teleworking.
    The firm offers diverse internal training opportunities and does support external training/certification courses.

    Cons

    The firm's standards for promotion are highly subjective and variable between teams, despite all reviews following the same process.
    The firm's mentoring and staff relocation programs have questionable value, quality and reliability.
    The firm's willingness to keep staff without billable work has dramatically declined; consider news of a lost contract as a your advanced warning of job insecurity.

    Advice to Management

    Dear upper managers - your middle managers are choking the potential of their staffs. There is no rating option for middle managers, but if there was, I'd give them one of five stars with very few exceptions.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "On a slow downward trend"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Recognized as an industry leader (they invented the PERT chart), had incredibly dedicated client-facing employees, diverse range of clients give lots of opportunity for interesting work, generous 401K.

    Cons

    Willing to tolerate abusive clients for far too long.
    Post-IPO management occasionally has a really bad idea (Take Share was the worst), runs with it for too long, then overcompensates to correct their mistake--the client-facing employees pay for management's sins.
    Have come down with credentialitis--more focused on what you are (PMP, CCIE, MBA, etc) v. who you are.

    Advice to Management

    Start updating resumes and talking nice to Booz & Co., because they're probably going to buy back BAH at fire sale prices in a couple years. If you don't want to do that, focus on delivering quality work for the client. That's how you get long-term growth.

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