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"Good company, tough market"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Culture is young to experience, great working atmosphere, great benefits and alot of opportunity to gain new skills, always feel you can voice where you want to go and have the career manager back you on it. Great mentors as long as they stay with the company.

Cons

Tough to obtain the pay you should earn given the market and looking for experienced candidates with low salaries. With tighter scrutiny on contracts and the competitive field, Booz Allen is back at the drawing board in learning how to win competitive work. After Booz went public the feel of employee's first has gone and it's now bottom line first. More emphasis on the employee's is going to be needed in order to stay where they need to be.

Advice to Management

Start having higher level management be realistic about what we go after and arm middle management with the tools to discuss changes going on within the company. We're losing talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "great opportunities but you need to make your own way"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    working with talented people and doing interesting work. if you find the right mentor you can do very well

    Cons

    corporate policy and processes are constantly changing.

    Advice to Management

    keep connected to the day to day issues of your middle managers. too much time is spent on corporate reporting and "managing the business" and all of this time is not billable to the client. we can't bill internally either so we don't report it and just "suck it up"

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