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"Smart people, but traditional and bureaucratic depending on your team alignment."

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

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

Pros

Booz Allen is a consulting firm that often inherits the culture and values of the clients they work for. So, depending on which clients and teams you are aligned to, you can expect vastly different experiences. The people are smart, and the culture is not as cutthroat as some other consulting firms, benefited by the longer projects and more stable timelines. It's definitely a great place for stability, but don't expect to be challenged, or receive the growth potential and appreciation that you might get with other firms.

Cons

The biggest problem currently is the bad market. It's doing fairly well at not losing values in the face of stiffer competition and less work, but the impact can be seen everywhere, from training reduction, to cuts on perks, to less flexibility and risk taking. There's also the problem of strategic hiring of individuals who don't fit the company culture or level of intelligence, but exist as managers because of their revolving door connections with the government.

Advice to Management

Diversify your markets, and bring younger ideas to the leadership table.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. "Booz Allen"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Booz is a great company if you are right out of school and want to make a career in government contracting.

    Cons

    Booz is not so great if you are a technical person, not into management.

    Advice to Management

    The government, in my view , is not looking for consultants, so much as bodies, also know as "Butts in Seats.


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    "Good at first, but after several years things went downhill."

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good, however the 401k contributions by the company recently took a huge hit.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is tough to do. The amount of hours expected to perform non-billable work on proposals and other things is crazy. This company quickly went from good to worse shortly after going public. History repeats itself again. When contracts dry up they are quick to kick you to the curb.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise your people things you can't delivery.

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