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"Living on its reputation"

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Former Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Still looks great on your resume

Cons

The firm has lost its identity since going public. Booz Allen was known as a gold-plated consulting firm. Now transformation projects have given way to the larger staff augmentation jobs ... butts in seats. Layoffs, which were unheard of in the past, are a regular occurrence, indeed, a sword hanging over everyone's head. As one former senior manager said, "I didn't leave Booz Allen, Booz Allen left me." Sad to say, Booz Allen is now just another beltway bandit.

Advice to Management

Change the marketing blurb from "results that endure" to "anything that makes money."

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great employees but lost in the shuffle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues, some truly are the best of the best. Most people really are trying to make the best of bad situations.
    Salary is competitive if you make a business case for it.
    Exposure to consulting techniques and skills.
    At it's heart, there are good intentions.

    Cons

    This company has lost its identity; One minute it's a premier consulting firm, the next it's a government staffing company.
    The company re-orgs every year as an excuse to seem "innovative" when really just smoke and mirrors to distract everyone from the fact that this company has no idea what it's doing.
    Top leadership has no clue what is going on with the people actually doing the work and those doing the work have no visibility to overall direction and strategy.
    Infrastructure is fragile and antiquated; internal staff seem overwhelmed and don't seem to have access to the resources they need to support the business.
    Managers are just yes men. They have few people management skills and just push work down to their employees with no direction, setting staff up for failure.
    Work life balance is nonexistent unless work is your life.
    Assessments and promotions are popularity contests. Functional expertise is less valued than handshaking and baby kissing.
    Overall, employees get lost in the shuffle or organization changes, budget cuts, poor leadership and overall lack of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the bureaucracy, decide what this company wants to be when it grows up and empower your employees to be successful professionals. The road ahead is a rocky one and budget cuts are only going to get you so far.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid technical experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities to learn and grow in terms of technical expertise. Teammates and intelligent. Employees are not micro-managed. The review process is extensive and fair.

    Cons

    There is a push toward fulfilling business roles even to reach the Associate level. Sometimes the core values are not observed. Some teams lack diversity in terms of academic background, age, experience.

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