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Updated 17 November 2017
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Booz Allen Hamilton President and CEO Horacio D. Rozanski
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Pros
  • Great Work/Life balance (depending on your contract) (in 522 reviews)

  • Most projects make it easy to work from home a day a week, if not 100% of the time (in 85 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes the work/life balance is not there (in 180 reviews)

  • If not, employees get lack of work notice (in 82 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 (204)

    "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.


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  5. "Associate"

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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

    Entrepreneurial, great training and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Get lost sometimes in too many options

    Advice to Management

    Mid-level leadership quality is very uneven.


  6. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for and great benefits!

    Cons

    Trying to balance work and personal can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you connect with employees regularly.


  7. "BAH Review"

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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

    A fantastic combination of great work, thoughtful leaders, diverse work culture, and competitive benefits. The firm really supports its employees and is always striving to do more.

    Cons

    Some challenges with federal agency leadership on contracts, but Booz Allen Hamilton leadership always remains supportive of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and continue to fully support the corporate values that has made Booz Allen a very desirable firm in a very competitive industry.


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot, even if you already know a lot. Highly structured, compensation , benefits, coworkers, free meals

    Cons

    Can be daunting at times with the fast pace and eye for perfection


  9. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and work life balance

    Cons

    Change in work and duties


  10. "Consultant"

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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

    Support for long-term Career Development

    Cons

    Goals Alignment can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Too hierarchical


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Best government contracting company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate
    Current Employee - Lead Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to chart your own career and pursue your own interests
    Many different types of positions and areas to work in
    Flexibility to adjust work schedule and work locations
    Management sincerely cares about employees
    Clear career paths to know what needs to be done to get promoted
    Regular performance reviews
    Company keeps pace with the market and emerging trends

    Cons

    Hoteling makes working in a Booz Allen office challenging and unpleasant.
    Unbalanced focus on attracting and retaining entry-level staff

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of attracting and retaining your more experienced seasoned consultants while trying to appeal to the younger crowd.


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