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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Flexible work schedule, diverse projects, talented people, brand recognition, opportunities to pursue different types of carears within the company.

Cons

The recruiting and hiring process lacks quality due to outsourcing, diluting of the brand with staff augmentation projects, unorganized internship programs, job security when staff are not billable.

Advice to Management

Invest in critical operations to attract, develop, and retain top talent (e.g., recruitment, hiring, and internship programs).

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Stable and respected, but a bit dull"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    After having worked at Booz Allen for five years, I can say that there are a lot of awesome things about the firm. It's a good place to work, with pragmatic management that make generally intelligent business decisions. The ECAP contribution is outstanding, and I had consistently fantastic administrative management. Salaries are generally consistent with market competitors (e.g., Deloitte, PwC, CEB) but I've heard of the occasional massive bump, though its not typical.

    Cons

    With that said, its easy for an ambitious young person to "hit the deep end of the pool" in terms of what the firm can offer. The business model is designed for "command-and-control"-style business development and responses to client RFPs, which is stable (to the extent that the government pipeline is consistent) but doesn't engender a ton of entrepreneurial spirit. The firm isn't positioned to do work on small strategy teams, preferring to launch massive, expensive engagements (which is very pragmatic and stable, but boring). Finally, its becoming a bit hard to determine what the firm's strategy is in terms of the commercial / international market. Even though it claims to be interested in the space, I haven't seen much progress.

    Advice to Management

    The firm needs to figure out how to balance the need for work/life balance and the practical realities of project work. This is, after all, consulting. It is hard work.

    The business model also needs to evolve past pure federal government consulting work. Sustainable growth of 10% a year won't be possible using this alone.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Mundane and Brain dead work"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Aberdeen, MD
    Former Employee - Associate in Aberdeen, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Pay
    - Flex Schedule
    - Benefits
    - Laid back work environment

    Cons

    This review is based on my experience at Aberdeen/Belcamp office and doesn’t reflect the entire Booz Allen Hamilton Company. The Aberdeen office is just another "body shop" where management is throwing their hats in any and every RFQ that CECOM puts out on the market. Although management love to say that BAH brings intellectual capital to the table but most of the work is brain dead and mundane. The only positive is that they compensate you quite well.
    Most of the focus seems to be on burning down the funding without evaluating the value being provided to the client. Sad part is the client doesn't really know/understand what they are getting (a lot of fluff). The management lacks people and professional development skills.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the key things that BAH (Aberdeen office) brings to the table and distinguishes BAH from other body shops. It is ok to say "no" to a RFQ if the work is not BAH's specialization instead of hiring to get bodies in place. Start utilizing matrix organization and really utilize "reach back" capability.

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