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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.4 2,054 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Booz Allen Hamilton Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Shrader

Ralph W. Shrader

(1,261 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is generally pretty good but also depends on the client you support (in 283 reviews)

  • High opportunity ceiling; great benefits; worthwhile challenges; ability to influence work that matters (in 99 reviews)


Cons
  • Lots of relatively large changes over the past two years have impacted benefits and work-life balance (in 103 reviews)

  • lack of work opportunities for personal growth and promotion, too many staffing levels (in 44 reviews)

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    Senior Associate

    Senior Associate (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGet experience in Strategic Consulting
    Meet executives in various industries
    Learn how to work in teams with high-level consultants
    Create strong connections with peers

    ConsLong working hours
    High-pressured job
    Travels outside town and very often
    Exhaustive and stressful
    Difficult to enter and stay
    Limited choice of clients and area of expertise

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to consultants to try to improve work-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best years of my business career

    Partner (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsHighly professional environment
    Some of the brightest people on the planet
    Excellent teamwork
    Lifelong associations and friendships

    ConsHigh pressure for performance
    Heavy travel in the early years

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has done an outstanding job of growing the company. Keep it up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    short opinion

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    Prosprestigious firm, international, world-wide, great opportunity

    Constravelling, long working hours, competitive

    Advice to Senior Managementyou can only grow as big as your staff

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    Still a Good Place to Work

    Associate (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsExcellent Work/Life balance.
    Benefits are very good.
    Career advancement is clearly defined.
    Up to $5,000/year in training allowance.

    ConsMay need to relocate to find a new project, that is the nature of contracting work.
    After 30-years they have done away with their 10% bonus plan. Now it is a 401k with matching up to 6%.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to offices outside the DC area.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Promotes engaging, creative work with strong reach back support and flexible work options. All round very satisfied.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Norfolk, VA (US)

    ProsThe company has an excellent culture of sharing intellectual capital, collaboration,and mentorship. Salaries and benefits are still better than competitors, and I really feel valued in my job. Leadership is good and stable; people you actually look up to.

    ConsThe firm is moving from a pure consulting firm to a personal services firm and is not diversifying outside the government sector fast enough to mitigate the risk of a shrinking government. Benefits are also reducing more and more every year to stay competitive. Somewhat to be expected after going public and the downturn in the economy, but still unsettling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor a firm that prides itself on its change experts, leadership does need to do a better job on socializing change internally and being transparent on the decisions they make to stay competitive in the market. They also need to be more bullish about getting into new markets, particularly the energy and financial industries.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Happiness quotient depends on client.

    Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsThe salary and benefits are great. Management is stellar.

    ConsWithout a doubt, firm culture. Timesheets, Travel Expenses, Annual Review, other corporate style policies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEmployee Development is the best Ive seen.

    ConsNone yet to be concerned about.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Superior Administrative Professional Team

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Annapolis Junction, MD (US)

    ProsLocations across the country in places one would not expect.
    Generous salary
    Access to technology and education

    ConsOne huge organization with small "independently operated businesses" makes for potentially shady performance evaluations.
    Business model was inconsistent across the country

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest and remain accountable for your entire team, not just revenue-producing team members.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting work, supporting national decision makers. Plenty of training opportunities available.

    Associate/Cyber Policy Analyst (Former Employee) Fort George G Meade, MD (US)

    ProsPay was competitive within the industry and location. Promotions were good up until the federal shut-down which impacted lots of current and future business.

    Cons"Strategic wins" for new business resulted in pay cuts, pay freezes, and terminations. In order to be promotable employees have to be fully billable and put in additional time (sometimes up to 20+ hours a week) working on various internal projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Internship Review

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Annapolis Junction, MD (US)

    ProsThe company is very flexible and has great opportunities for moving up the ladder. There are many young people in the company, and there is a lot of opportunity to travel.

    ConsDo not expect to have your own office unless you are a higher up because the company has a strict hoteling policy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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