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"Not the same firm since it's IPO."

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Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The company as a whole is very good however, since it's IPO employee welfare and benefits are decreasing. BAH is becoming just another beltway contractor.

Cons

Work environment is heavily dependent upon which team you are on. Teams are managed by senior associates who work directly for a Vice President of a region or contract group. Senior Associates will lay-off, fire, hire temporarily and do what ever it takes to make the most money from a contract or to gain a contract on behalf of their Vice Presidents regardless of employee welfare. Expect to live and die by the contract. Your longevity may be determined by how much your salary takes away from the bottom line regardless of your value. This is a staunch departure from pre IPO operations.

Advice to Management

Going public killed the culture that made Booz Allen excellent.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (4)

    "A great company -- in transition"

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    Former Employee - Senior Defense Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Defense Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Booz Allen has some of the brightest people I have ever worked with. Motivation and desire to provide value to the client is exemplary. The environment around client delivery has produced some spectacular results in terms of value added support.

    Cons

    Current efforts to reorganize (being done seemingly on an annual basis) is eroding employee confidence, particularly given the forced exodus of highly qualified staff which is eroding the leadership pool.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasis on cost control may have consequences. Used to be that you joined Booz Allen for a career, but there seems to be a move to more of a "be billable or be gone" trend for staff, where they are concerned over long term viability..


  2. Helpful (5)

    "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."

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