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"Just another contractor (now)."

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Former Employee - Associate in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Associate in Herndon, VA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The benefits are great although slipping away year by year. It has a good business culture and stresses networking which is always valuable. Training opportunities are excellent although you will take them on your time (if you take a 20 hour course, you are expected to make up the 20 hours later in client billing). Recognized brand name with a good reputation.

Cons

The benefits are slowly eroding. 401K contribution of 10% was the best around but now it is going to the basic 3% employer match. Holidays have changed to match the federal calendar which is okay but cost us days off this year. Leadership is certain markets is lacking, No Work termination comes quickly if you find yourself without a contract to bill to and management and HR do little to help you find something within the company. Dress code is ridiculous. Path to promotion past associate is murky and based on good old boy network.

Advice to Management

Hire managers with specific knowledge for each market. Don't reward managers who lose contracts the firm has held for decades. Get rid of the outdated dress code.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. "A company with a lot of people who are both smart and driven to succeed"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the top management consulting firms in the public sector, highly respected firm, good work life balance, good pay and excellent benefits, flexible work arrangement, global footprint,

    Cons

    Bureaucratic now that the firm is public, some out of touch management, no more eCap 401K contribution program, high exposure to federal work leaves the firm vulnerable to sequestration

    Advice to Management

    Allow the organization to be more meritocratic


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Tough times for government contractors"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid work life balance, name brand company

    Cons

    declining and awkward culture with employees "hoteling" vice having there own office space. lack of direction in light of government slowdown in contract work

    Advice to Management

    come to terms with the fact that Booz in no longer a firm with unique intellectual capital, they are a corporation and only seek to maximize shareholder value (aka Carlyle group)

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