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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (7)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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