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"Lead Associate, Project Manager, managing others and leading projects."

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Former Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

BAH is a very collaborative environment, instead of being competitive internally. I learned more there in 1.5 years than at IBM in 3 years. We mentored each other to be better consultants, and it made for a more integrated team, grew jr level consultants to more experienced, senior consultants, and fostered a comfort level within the team. They reward high achievers and hard workers with not only public recognition, but also small rewards that really help motivate employees.

Cons

In order to advance, extra hours are the norm. You will be doing 100% full time work, plus contributing to the company in your spare time by participating in internal projects or proposals, which is not uncommon in a large company like this. It does cause a bit of an problem in the work/life balance, so you just need to manage expectations and time according to how much you can contribute. I only left there for a position that would allow me, a single mom, a little more time to properly raise my 10yo. But I would go back there in a heartbeat. The pay was amazing and I worked in a great group of people. Fantastic company!

Advice to Management

Perhaps find a way to distribute the other obligations within the company a little better so the high-performers don't spread themselves too thin.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. "Good brand and reputation in federal consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many projects allow flexible working arrangements which help with work-life balance.

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities beyond the Lead Associate level are very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward employees (Lead Associates and Below) more consistently and generously.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Spent 12 years with Booz and made them a lot of money but it is no longer the firm it was."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was recognized as thought leader.
    Leadership was proactive and invested in developing staff.
    Had the opportunity to work with some truly great folks.

    Cons

    Company is no longer interested in client service or staff except how it will help them get through the job.
    Company has been trying to reduce cost by cutting salaries and benefits.
    Leadership is focused internally and not on what got them to where they are.

    Advice to Management

    Cut more overhead and make the organization flatter.
    Get rid of self-indulgent management and promote folks that actually build the business.

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