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"Overall Very Good Company!"

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant Level II in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Consultant Level II in Washington, DC
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Booz Allen is overall a very good balanced company. I really enjoy the very flexible time policies, which allow me to take 2 or 3 days off a month without taking vacation time. The company also was very generous during the government shutdown most, if not all employees still got paid. My experience has been its easy to move to different contracts and markets, which served me well as person young in their career. The company also have pretty good benefits.

Cons

Lots of relatively large changes over the past two years have impacted benefits and work-life balance. The benefits are still good but much less. Working 100% on client site can make you feel disconnected from the firm at large. Promotion and upward mobility is very much dependent on your management chain, having a good management chain is awesome. A not so good management chain is a horrible experience. If you are young in your career and "under paid" getting a significant raise or market salary adjustment is difficult.

Advice to Management

Think about the impact of implementing large scale organizational changes to quickly.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They had a benefits and compensation package that was fairly competitive and seemed on-par for their industry.

    Cons

    Your supervisor can approach anyone that worked with you and ask if there were any issues with your performance and/or relationship. This creates a very invasive and biased per-review performance. My impression working for BAH is that they only care about presenting a polished image than about the quality of their product.

    Advice to Management

    BAH seems to attract the worst type A personality types that are only focused on profitability and care little for the employee themselves.


  2. "Beware fo the sixth month review."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent starting pay with a good company culture and introduction to the world of consulting. I do have friends who have been with the company for years and have enjoyed an excellent career.

    Cons

    This company does not train incoming employees well and the work load is very dependent on the site leads and client. I was never shown how to do things the Booz-Allen way or given online tutorials until after the 6th month review. Beware of the 6th month review! In an odd way this is how they train employees after watching you sink or swim for 6 months. But it also boils down to the client; if the client likes you it will be a good review, if the client doesn’t, it will be negative. I also, came into a bad situation where the site lead and my supervisor left in less than three months after being employed with the company for years. This changed the culture of the site and with a difficult client the new site lead and supervisor didn’t know how to manage the consultants in a professional manner leading me to leave sooner than I wanted too.

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