Booz Allen Hamilton - Great people, Great benefits, Limited flexibility for career/role change | Glassdoor
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"Great people, Great benefits, Limited flexibility for career/role change"

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Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

High quality, talented, and skilled colleagues; great corporate reputation; good benefits; supportive environment for all diversity groups; trying to make changes re: people programs and career definitions/requirements

Cons

Promotion requirements have been unclear; assessments don't always take past experience into account - may have dome something in previous role, but if not performing currently, then no credit for it; difficult to break out of "niche" to explore other areas of the firm and grow/develop new skills based on interests.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (2)

    "I worked at Booz Allen for 9 years."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Climb the mountain and build strong character."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

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