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"Team changes hinder staff development"

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Smart people, great to work with, great training, focus on work-life balance, decent pay, good variety of projects

Cons

Need to be a strong self advocate. HR is awful, do not expect any help from them. If your team changes a lot you can easily get lost in the shuffle and end up on projects that are not interested to you or good for your skillset or development.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. "Once was a great place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Some consulting, but mostly contracting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It varies by project, contract, team, manager, etc., but good work life balance and flexibility to work remotely
    Some clients are really engaged in BAH's work and are motivated to take our recommendations
    The people on my team are smart, conscientious, and caring individuals

    Cons

    Career mobility is an illusion. If you're fully billable, you're stuck.
    Calling it "consulting" is a stretch. Most of what I have seen is staff augmentation
    Anybody who was here before the IPO talks about how great it was back then (aka, not now)
    Huge pressure to bid low on contracts means people with multiple years experience are getting Lack of Work letters, while teams primarily hire people straight out of college (read: low hourly rate)

    Advice to Management

    BAH's only assets are its people, so it's short-sighted to treat people like fungible billing units

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