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"Strong firm undergoing large organization changes in uncertain times."

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Capable Staff
- Good compensation for junior staff with hard skills (e.g. engineering)
- Relatively good job security in stronger market accounts
- Very collegial environment
- Front-line managers and Program Managers are generally very capable

Cons

- Front-line / contractual leadership ability may vary across markets
- Future outlook for the company may seem "poor" for markets or services hit by sequestration
- Opportunities to showcase/build certain skills have been impacted by current market conditions
- Not a good environment for folks who desire constant direction/oversight
- Cultural shift due to the firm going public is noticeable

Advice to Management

The staff understand that these are lean times but sometimes it isn't transparent as to what leadership is doing to stabilize current and secure near-term opportunities to provide job security for current staff. With the government going to larger contractual vehicles that take a long time to award in certain markets, more seems to be at stake with each new competition. Also, more could be done to combat business leaders building fiefdoms instead of utilizing capable staff who are on the bench and aligned to another market.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (6)

    ""Management Must Focus More on Employees""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Crystal City, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Crystal City, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees working on administrative issues are professional, responsive, pleasant, and always willing to help when you have issues.

    Cons

    The Booz Allen Security Services team that handle clearances continuously makes mistakes and needs to be monitored more closely to ensure .

    Management needs to spend more time focused on their employees and make sure they are properly tasked. Management is more focused on gaining business than ensuring their employees are working adequately, included in the team, and satisfied with the job/environment.

    Advice to Management

    Management should figure out a way to focus on gaining business and managing their employees. For a company so large and reputable, mid-management seemed largely aloof to their employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to work with (though increasingly fewer); many projects allow for considerable autonomy; clear path to being promoted to senior leadership through hard work

    Cons

    Since being purchased by Carlyle and subsequently going public, much of the emphasis on making Booz Allen a good place to work (e.g., individual development and growth, flexibility) has evaporated; increasingly focused on less-challenging, staff-augmentee work rather than consulting work; previously generous leave and 401k contributions have greatly decreased; brain drain of top talent has already started

    Advice to Management

    If you want to recruit and retain top-quality people you have to give them challenging work to do. When the work becomes routine and boring, top people will leave and results to clients will suffer.

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