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"Old School Failure"

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Former Employee - Principal in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Principal in McLean, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The salary and benefits are great. The work is very interesting depending on the market you work in. The company has a very good mentorship program. Promotions come fast if you work in sales and land a big client.

Cons

The culture, depending upon what office you work out of, is cut throat. The company has good and bad leaders. The good ones are new to the company and do not try to force the "Booz Allen way" down your throat. The bad leaders have been raised up within the company and have the "kiss the ring" mentality. If you do not bleed Booz Allen you are put on a pip and let go.

Advice to Management

Clean house and bring in new management with fresh ideas. Stop trying to sell the "Booz Allen way" but just re-establish a normal work environment where there is trust between the employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (13)

    "Stay away"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ECAP- But even this sucks since you have to wait 6 years to be 100% vested

    Cons

    - Compensation is a joke. People here leave because they know they can make more somewhere else. After a while the reason you joined, because of the "Name" becomes a horrible idea
    - Raises are only .8-2% a year- Again the compensation here is horrible
    - So much restructuring and re-orgs every other year that you just became another empty face among the huge crowd- Just another drop of oil in the machine
    -This is like office space, you will have 2-5 bosses to report to and have to comply with useless company surveys and activities that are a complete waste of time
    - The worst part is that every other week I see an email from someone in the company who has been with them anywhere from 5-17 years but because they are now on the beach or not billing are getting a "lack of work letter' - Pretty much if you stop billing you are dead here. No sense of loyalty whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better, give more perks - The executive team is greedy so this is probably never going to happen.


  2. "Great opportunities if you're on the right team at the right time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic, smart, talented people to work with. New functional communities could (potentially) be a great resource but they are too immature to tell. Personally, I've experienced great work/life balance, but know this is dependent on the client and manager.

    Cons

    Bad market, career management and advancement plans need serious attention. In my opinion, If you are entirely billable, it is very difficult to make a change in job function or project. It seems that "resigning" from one program and putting yourself on "the bench" is the only way to try something new.

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