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"I worked at Booz Allen for 9 years."

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Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The people are among the best (fun and intelligent) in the government consulting industry. The pay and benefits are competitive, and there are opportunities to succeed.

Cons

After going public, costs are clearly being trimmed to stay competitive. The holiday party is no longer epic. Happy hours and free lunches are rare. Raises are smaller. Booz Allen is basically hundreds of small fiefdoms working together (and competing with each other as well as actual external competition). You're on your own (mostly) when your contract ends and it's time to find a new one.

Advice to Management

Place people in new contracts quickly. Have something lined up before the previous one ends and don't leave it up to the employee.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Climb the mountain and build strong character."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to cut your teeth and learn to work hard. At the true workforce ranks of Consultant to Lead Associate, you can have a lot of opportunity as a self starter to tackle challenging client problems. There are many people that will challenge you and make you a more dynamic problem solver.

    Cons

    The business is shifting and upward mobility is difficult after Lead Associate. With downward pressure on rates and how the company is set up, they need to reduce overhead. There is less and less reinvestment back into the employee base. You now have to make up all of your training time by working an overage of billable hours.

    Advice to Management

    Buy the firm back and provide yourselves the ability to reinvest and have flexibility with the business. This business can not operate from quarter to quarter results. Intellectual capital is the silent loss.


  2. "Once was a great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great and fun to work with. The mentoring is the best I have ever seen within a company.

    Cons

    Lots of downsizing due to going public a couple of years ago. There have been several layoffs and people are paranoid. Salaries are now low due to budget cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more promotions and better salary increases to retain talent. The loss of office space is difficult for employees and causing dissension.

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