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"Good first job to grow experience in IT field"

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Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great work life balance, reasonable hours, exciting work

Cons

Hoteling, frequent project uncertainty due to structure and government budget changes

Advice to Management

more in person team environments

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. "Booz Allen Hamilton"

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    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working mother friendly company (flexible schedule, on-site day-care, etc.). Excellent benefits packages for employees(salary, 401K) and professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Like all DoD consulting firms, the uncertanty of the economy and the outcome of the next presidential race is impact the bottom-line. Many firms have reduced their staffs in an effort to lower overhead.

    Advice to Management

    Management is right to look at lon-term stategies to keep a firm vibrant and relevant. Oft-time this results in reorganization or down-sizing. I'd caution management not to cut so deep that it results in an institutional brain-drain.


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    "Booz Allen offers steady employment at competitive salaries more or less regardless of contract fluctuations."

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    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety--As a consulting firm, Booz Allen provides the opportunity over time to to experience different clients and types of jobs without leaving to find another job. Technical challenge--Clients' problems often require innovative solutions and technical prowess. Relative security--Predicated on excellent performance for the client, Booz Allen's government contracts tend to offer long-term billable job stability. Benefits--Booz Allen appears to have one of the best retirements plans in its league, typically contributing 10% of salary regardless of individual contribution.

    Cons

    Work/life balance--To "move up" in the firm can require immense dedication and long hours, leaving little time for family or pleasure. Expectations--Long-term career success is based on excellence in many disparate areas: client performance, business development, contract management, team management, thought leadership, etc. Size--Booz Allen has become much larger in recent years and overly focused on revenue and head count rather than individual satisfaction and career opportunities. The move to go public seems only to have exacerbated this trend.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to recreate the family feel of the firm more evident in its earlier days as a smaller company. Give better raises rather than cut raises, a practice begun after going public. The profit could easily be more equitably shared. Allow more administrative time for conducting performance assessments and other firm business. Recognize team leads who are not yet candidates for Senior Associate. Current efforts are insufficient. Give billable time for volunteer work.

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