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"Senior Consultant"

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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 (Less than a year)

Pros

First, I would say EVERYONE's experience will be different depending on your team and your client. I am lucky enough to have both an excellent team and an excellent client. I can honestly say, I LOVE MY JOB! My work life is extremely flexible. The work that I am doing is very stimulating and I am surrounded by other PhD social scientists, so I am happy as a clam.

Cons

-The new structure for tracking your career can be overwhelming when you first join. If you have a good career manager, you'll be fine. If you don't have a good career manager, I recommend seeking help from colleagues.
-The hiring process takes a VERY long time, I would be patient when dealing with this.
-Other firms do offer more financial rewards (base and bonus structure), but given my work/life balance, I don't consider this much of a con.
-I will say, that since I am on a client-site, I feel a bit disconnected from the BAH culture. Again, not sure if this is a con, but I can imagine it will hinder promotion.

Advice to Management

I think a lot more needs to be done with the firmwide training (I thought it was awful and a waste of time, needs to be more interactive and actually deal with practical things such as filling out a time sheet). The benefits seem to be following the "cut" trend of other companies. I think this is a mistake considering the pay is much lower than other consulting firms.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Good job and benefits...no challenge, limited growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits...health, profit sharing. Flexibility in schedules, work locations. IT well maintained. Growth if you have strong sponsorship from immediate team.

    Cons

    No growth unless sponsored directly regardless of network or work quality. Plug in mentality in staffing...just fill the space. Smart people doing menial work just to keep teams billable. Favoritism, nepotism, poorly qualified career managers. The consulting speak has moved inward more than ever before.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and realize most career managers are ineffective leading to poor professional growth outlook for most staff. With market changes, staff are terrified they will lose their jobs tomorrow and career managers care only for those they are grooming. Minimal opportunities to more than just bill hours....Minimal concern from above. But everyone says the right thing....repeat the mantra and all will be good.


  2. "Excellent experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and room for advancement

    Cons

    Management is more focused on profit rather then employees.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within!


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