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"Solid company, good work/life balance, ok salaries"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I enjoy working with everyone I have met in this company and that's what makes the job most enjoyable. Booz Allen is a solid company where you can switch careers but don't necessarily have to switch companies. They provide a lot of benefits such as 6% 401(k) matching, tuition reimbursement, parking fee reimbursement, etc. Booz Allen is very strong in its day-to-day operations activities. They have solid support from all of the commodity shops such as IT, HR, Accounting, etc., which allows employees to focus on their work and not getting paid on time, finding someone to fix their laptop, or getting quickly on-boarded to company policies. It's also a great place for military folks leaving the service and transitioning to a civilian career. Booz Allen primarily supports the Department of Defense and US Government, so military jargon and an understanding of military and government culture is desired. Also, since there are numerous veterans working at Booz Allen, it's a great place to find an immediate support group.

Cons

If you want to make the highest salary in the industry, don't work at Booz Allen. If you are looking for great mentors who will take you under their wing to show you the ropes, don't work at Booz Allen. Booz Allen requires its employees to be 100% proactive in managing their own careers. Booz Allen provides the resources and networking opportunities to be successful, but its on the employee to create their own success. Aside from the lack of mentorship, Booz Allen's culture since it has become publicly traded is to maximize shareholder value. Booz seems to have removed its concern for employees and put all emphasis on boosting the bottom line. This is frustrating as an employee because, as good as that is for the company as a whole, it sucks as an individual. All correspondence coming down from the higher ups details their actions as "good for the company" but anyone with any business sense can smell the accounting and finance tricks that are going on to keep the company financially healthy. Granted, it's a necessary evil, but it still makes me upset as an employee.

Advice to Management

Bring back ECAP to compensate for the lower salaries, define a path to become a partner, and make that look more possible than it is now (2014). I've been advised by many higher level Booz Allen employees that making it to partner is nearly impossible and that I should look at smaller firms if I want to climb the ranks.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Limited opportunities, no senior management integrity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexible work schedule is great as they allow you to work from home.

    Cons

    The corporate culture has severely declined over the past few years. What was once a reputable, prestigious encouraging and fun place to work has become a cut throat environment where leadership is only concerned with balancing their respective DL/IL ratios (and using guesswork and excel to do so!) and leaving staff to fend for themselves and find their own jobs.


  2. "Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Jacksonville, NC
    Current Employee - Associate in Jacksonville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The executive leadership truly believes in mentoring and educating the members if each perspective team. I also trust that each client can depend the ethical business decisions made by leadership.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult and competitive when it comes to promotion. Need to have a more understandable roadmap to get promoted. Also the pay could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep challenging lower level managers to do more with their talents and resources.

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