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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
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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.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent support within team and work/life balance

    Cons

    this really is a great company, there are a few shortcomings in the HR department.


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    "struggling to find its identity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very professional culture - people are treated with respect. highly collaborative, generally supportive environment. many, many bright, highly skilled staff who work very hard to deliver excellent products for clients

    Cons

    imagine building your home on loose soil - soon you would see cracks in the foundation and you would have to tear it down and rebuild over and over again. that defines booz allen. without hyperbole, the company is in constant flux - always going through some sort of major reorganization, replacement of staff management/evaluation programs, or some other sweeping change. this creates tremendous confusion, instability, and uncertainty among all staff. combine this with a singular focus on cost reduction, a wholesale exit (both forced and voluntary) of the old guard, and you have a company trying to figure out who it wants to be when it grows up (which is ironic for a 100 year old company).

    Advice to Management

    pick a strategy and stick with it.

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