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"experience will depend based on level within firm"

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

Pros

great benefits (in an effor to make up for lower compensation?)
flexible schedule depending on project
great work-life balance (for associates and below)
great place to start a consulting career

Cons

lack of visibility into mid-level management's decisions & reasoning
easy to feel isolated or lost in the crowd if not actively networking
shift from private to publicly traded company has led to several cost-cutting initiatives (reduced # of paid time-off)

Advice to Management

provide more incentive to lower the churn rate - all the best and brightest appear to be exiting the firm. find out what is causing the departures from the firm, unless the strategy is to rely on low-cost junior staff without developing and retaining its own talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A large firm, good place, but depends on which team you are on"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good resources
    Collaborative environment
    Professional
    Good reputation
    Nice presence in DC area

    Cons

    It is all about margins. If you are experienced and good, you might have to cover incompetent consultants who are on the team since they are less expensive, and you do not get rewarded for helping the incompetent coworker
    There are many part-time workers (moms, etc.) still doing client facing work but has less responsibility and performance expectations. They could drag team performance down
    Frequent changes in the senior management
    Firm is not doing well on the commercial re-entry

    Advice to Management

    Senior Associates should get more involved.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Demise of Greatness"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Telework for most staff
    Some interesting work, but the amount is overwhelming
    Good people (but many of the good ones are gone)

    Cons

    Once great culture is failing
    Still clinging to 'diversity' as a differientiator - yet the company is still driven by the middle-aged white guy
    Benefits are being slashed - holidays, ECAP
    Hoteling has destroyed the cutlure
    Constant threat of layoffs
    Required to pick up the work left by people who are being laid off or who resign; the workload is overwhelming with no relief in sight

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the changes aren't working -- in fact, they are driving good people away. STOP with the hatchet job on benefits. There needs to be new senior leadership. Quickly, if this beast is to survive.


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