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"Great company and people, Great professional experience and growth"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Engineer Associate in Norfolk, VA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer Associate in Norfolk, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great people, very profestional, opportunites to grow professtionally.

Cons

Sometimes being between contracts can get unpredictable.

Advice to Management

Comunicate to your team, nothing is for sure but communication helps to build trust within your team.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Not you father's Booz Allen"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Great name recognition. The Booz Allen name still caries some weight. It helped me get an interview for my current position at a Fortune 100.

    Collaborative. Booz Allen is still decent at collaboration, though with the move to "hoteling" this was somewhat degraded. Senior leaders have open door policies and many will accommodate even if you are not on their team.

    Core values espoused are still in the firm, but not consistent. The dynamic changes from team to team, even within the same home office.

    Flexible work schedule. Over the two years I spent with Booz Allen, I received the ability to complete my billable hours to accommodate travel and take business days off needed for my graduate degree program.

    Great ways to give back through Booz Allen Cares.

    Cons

    At the point of Principal and above, there is a huge disconnect with the lower ranking consultants up through Senior Associate.

    Notifying employees of permanent changes to vacation/holiday schedules between Christmas and New Years via email was appalling. Cutting ECAP, was the final blow to benefits that differentiated Booz.

    Moreover, billable workers like myself were viewed as a commodity. Client delivery wasn't really valued, just filling a seat and ability to retain a security clearance.

    All of these cons have changed the culture for the worse.

    Advice to Management

    Carlyle needs to find a new CEO. If you want to sell Booz, you need to somewhat divest from government contracting and go after lucrative private sector work in specialty areas like cyber security.

    Show employees they are more than a # on a spreadsheet. Cut workforce size if need be, but return to the old Booz of retaining quality employees who can move from project to project. With threats of lack or work letters and instability, talent will continue to leave.

    Your job is to continue a private consulting business model in a publicly traded company. This is difficult, but there needs to be a balance between shareholder value and retaining talent in a consulting business model.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Bad company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros opportunities to grow are for senior leaders -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Cons

    BAD company to work for. It is all about money that you bring in to the leaders. There is no work life balance. They have budget cuts to furlough employees and to use that money for spent on happy hour, wine and dining, meetings in hotels, etc. You will be an alcoholic to mix in to the booz allen culture. It is all about money, winning contracts. They have a once a year family day at Kings Dominion and they will have it during the time when most employees and their families are out. If your a spouse/others the female executives will do their power to get rid of you to have their good time privately with your spouse - monkey business. Executives female spent going to sites to have lunch and you wonder when do they get their work done. There are more socializing than actual working. This is how the lonely executive women/men usually meet to what they call networking to look for a husband/ fling. If you are not in the drinking mix you will be eliminated. Stay out of this company.

    Advice to Management

    ----------------------There are no pros opportunities to grow are for senior leaders ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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