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Updated 21 April 2018
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Booz Allen Hamilton President and CEO Horacio D. Rozanski
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  • Less work/life balance activities (in 189 reviews)

  • If not, employees get lack of work notice (in 89 reviews)

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  1. "Work experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice enough place to work

    Cons

    You need to know how to play politics


  2. "I am not sure about this"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment and very good appraoch

    Cons

    Not great work Culture for freshers

    Advice to Management

    not bad and as many are quite helpful

  3. Helpful (251)

    "Great people, terrible business"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great. Everyone -- even the difficult types -- are eager to work and excel. There are some senior officers with questionable morality, but most people here are great people to work with.

    Cons

    1. Federal clients. Don't forget that you'll move at their pace, not yours.
    2. The nature of the job means that sooner or later you'll be strategizing ways to get more money from the client (i.e. federal government), regardless of whether or not you'll actually add value. BAH runs on government money, a large chunk from DoD, and thus is part of the bigger problem we have in this country with fiscal responsibility.
    3. Living off the American taxpayer. Much of the money that flies around in DC is at the expense of everyone else everywhere else in the US, BAH is a major player in this system, particularly the defense technology sector.
    4. You'll never get paid what you're worth. The three lowest ranks (Consultant, Sr. Consultant, Associate) seldom make what they're worth, while senior management (looking at you, officers) make insane amounts of money.

    Advice to Management

    I'm leaving this job for two reasons, despite being hand-picked and groomed for greater responsibility by senior management.

    1. You weren't paying me enough to do the job; especially when you factor in the amount of stress this job puts on a human being, the amount of time I sacrificed with my family, the amount of guilt this job inspired in me as an American.
    2. The job is not meaningful to anyone who doesn't lust for profits. At some point each of us gets a look at how the sausage is made, and then it becomes clear that the government is basically asking (literally sending out solicitations and announcements) to be ripped off. They don't need what we're selling, but they buy it anyways because Congress tells them to. This buys Congress fancy retirement plans at the same businesses that profit. But everyone else loses, and Booz Allen isn't doing enough to be a part of our nation's long-term fiscal stability.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home, community sharing

    Cons

    Distance, lots of IT not much of other engineering


  5. "Great Company to Work For!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    - great people, collaborative culture where you can learn from the smart people ther
    - room for growth - career managers really support your personal and professional growth there
    - everyone from various levels gets to speak up/have ideas be heard

    Cons

    - the hoteling aspect can get sort of daunting, especially for younger employees who want more of a team setting


  6. "Excellent compnay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding medical and dental benefits.
    Fantastic leadership.
    Wonderful events.

    Cons

    No cons to report from me.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Great Employer but Benefits Changing"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Belcamp, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in Belcamp, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be great benefits. Awesome co-workers. Well respected in DoD contracting community. Work with some of the best people in the technical and intel industries and great for Veterans.

    Cons

    If you work in the government sector, contracts can come and go... be prepared to change work position on another contract or move. when the contracts go away, find a place to land fast or the axe drops.

    Also, company sold ownership some interest and went public... now things are changing. 401K not as good, more nickel and diming, but still heads and shoulders above the competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Restore 401K to 10% flat contribution. Bring back good medical plans.

  8. "Lead Assocate"

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    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with challenging projects and clients.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits, and advancement opportunities could definitely be better!


  9. "Good environment, some opportunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Lots of cool projects and interesting clients
    You work with smart people

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to advance which can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    Redo performance appraisal system


  10. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Conusultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Conusultant in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Work flexibility is great. Great Benefits and great culture in the DC Metro Area

    Cons

    Can be pigeon holed sometimes in the type of work you do. Difficult to get into another track.


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