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"It was a waste of three years."

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Former Employee - Senior Environmental Specialist in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Senior Environmental Specialist in McLean, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Booz Allen is very complimentary of your work until you are not billable.

Cons

On all projects, junior employees ran the jobs while those with the experience were limited on billable hours and expected to correct all errors.

Advice to Management

Utilize your employees more efficiently and provide better guidance.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. "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
    Recommends
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "One of the Best in the Government Professional Services Industry"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright and motivated colleagues. Well-established in the firm's industry with a broad business base. Employees have a high degree of autonomy. Employees have an extraordinarily high level of mentoring opportunities. Excellent benefits including education (which is highly encouraged).

    Cons

    Used to be a much better place to work before going public. Strongly dependent upon a narrow market (Government professional services) and vulnerable to changes in political winds. The Government market is cycling downward (in 2014), which is reducing job opportunities and pay. Senior staff are having a high degree of difficulty staying employed due to cost constraints imposed by the Government customer.

    Advice to Management

    Need to put more effort into retaining experienced staff in order to be positioned to prosper in the future up-cycle.

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