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"Happiness quotient depends on client."

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

Pros

The salary and benefits are great. Management is stellar.

Cons

Without a doubt, firm culture. Timesheets, Travel Expenses, Annual Review, other corporate style policies.

Other Employee Reviews for Booz Allen Hamilton

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Stay away unless desperate -- BAH is on the way out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lucky employee will have a good "Career Manager". They will try to find billable work for the individual. Free coffee, paid parking. Lots of social events.

    Cons

    The unlucky employee, especially Consultants, are like a Styrofoam cup in the waves, but can succeed in a Dog Eat Dog environment. If you don't bring in new work you are out. Forget about raises. Lucky to get a space in a bull pen, fagetabout an office. Remember always our core principals and that you are just a disciplined pawn in a corporate ecosystem, disposable as any wildlife in the way of financial gain.There are a lot of leadership battles where interests overlap or conflict. Often people are dismissed in the wake of or or as part of a power play when these political issues arise.

    Good luck, potential employee. Keep your resume up to date.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise upper management, even if it impacts my role, ,my job, my life, to retract from expansions into non-core areas and return to the core businesses. The reputation that BA has earned over these ten decades is being diluted by expansion into other areas the BAH -- perhaps in desperation -- is trying to penetrate.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "BAH has been good to me for 4+ years, but I NEED a change in direction"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Level II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Level II in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    name brand recognition, large company = large network, government work is extremely relaxing at times (which can also be a con) so doesn't really have the high stress consulting vibe, work life balance is actually pretty amazing as you never need to bring your work home after you put in your 40 hours

    Cons

    large rift between senior management and lower level consultants, slow career advancement, generally lower salaries + minimal yearly salary raises, near impossible to advance through the company without putting in 10+ years, seems like company is having a hard time retaining top young (<30) talent

    Advice to Management

    even though you are a 100 year old company, you don't have to be set in 100 year old traditions. look at what other progressive companies are doing today to retain their young talent, because many many people are looking to get out

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