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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 (10)

    "Demise of Greatness"

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    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.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Think twice before applying here or accepting an offer - massive layoffs currently occurring."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When you say you work at Booz, people think you work at Booz and Co, the strategy consulting firm, which was spun out of Booz Allen Hamilton in 2008. I often sigh (in my head) as I have to sadly tell them it is not Booz & Co, but rather Booz Allen Hamilton. Dunno if this actually a pro or a con, but it is the truth.

    Cons

    Not enough space here to give advice, but have you ever seen that movie called "Titanic"? Well then, you know how it ends.

    Advice to Management

    Please devise a comprehensive strategy to grow the firm, attain new business, and attract intelligent staff from top schools! My previous team manager was a telephone operator before coming to BAH, and I only found that out when one of our competitors on client side made a snide remark about this little fact in front of me. Seriously.

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