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"Overall Great Company"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Work with top-notch colleagues
"Walk the walk" in Ethics and Business Integrity
Lots of variety in consulting assignments
Big company with a lot of internal resources for career development

Cons

If working on client site, it's easy to "get lost" and lose connection to the firm
Difficult for the firm to win smaller contracts due to high overhead

Advice to Management

Start paying more attention to the junior personnel (Senior Consultants and Associates). They are seeing a very tenuous future with fewer opportunities for advancement and new assignments. They are also seeing a high rate of turnover at the senior management levels (Senior Associates and Principles) and this increases their concern about job stability.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Above average salaries for the industry (for now), good benefits, respectful work atmosphere, community involvement. Opportunity for advancement up to the lead associate level. Good employee recognition program.

    Cons

    With the decline in government spending, Booz is taking some hits. A couple rounds of lay offs targets administrative professionals and mid to senior managment - more are likely on the way. Perks have tapered off after the company went public. Promotion above lead associate is difficult in the current business enviroment. Territorial management makes it difficult to explore business opportunities outside your team/geography. Recently announced the cancellation of the current Employee Capital Accumulation Program - a great benefit which put 10% of the employees salary into a 401K with no employee contribution required. Transitioning ECAP to a 401K matching in line with the rest of the industry.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Soon to be former employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Tuition Reimbursement (5K per calender year)
    - Decent PTO

    Cons

    - ECAP no longer at 10% after 2/15/13.
    - Lower than average salaries compared to competitors
    - Lack of job security
    - Low morale due to lack of job security
    - Too DoD heavy; you need to get into more commercial work
    - Selling out to Carlyle Group was like selling the company's soul to the devil
    - Loss of the company's true talented project management and technical experts due to all the reasons above

    Advice to Management

    I joined this company back in 2006. It was a great company back then. After almost 7 years, I am actively seeking employment outside of Booz Allen. This company is falling down rapidly now with all these defense cuts being implemented. I believe executive management actually wants their people to leave instead of firing them. Get involved with commercial work instead of being so DoD heavy. DoD is going be suffer for at least 10 years with all these budget cuts, so Booz Allen better get delve into the commercial market in order to retain whatever few talented people they have left in order to survive.

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