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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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Booz Allen Hamilton Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Shrader
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is generally pretty good but also depends on the client you support (in 295 reviews)

  • High opportunity ceiling; great benefits; worthwhile challenges; ability to influence work that matters (in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • The Work Life Balance that it promises is often not the reality (in 114 reviews)

  • It is not uncommon for a person to be hired and then let go in a few months for "lack of work" (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance
    interesting client work

    Cons

    poor pay condition
    too much travel

  2. Senior Associate

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long 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 Management

    Listen more to consultants to try to improve work-life balance

  3. Helpful (2)

    Best years of my business career

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    Former Employee - Partner in London, England
    Former Employee - Partner in London, England

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    High pressure for performance
    Heavy travel in the early years

    Advice to Management

    Management has done an outstanding job of growing the company. Keep it up.

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  5. short opinion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    prestigious firm, international, world-wide, great opportunity

    Cons

    travelling, long working hours, competitive

    Advice to Management

    you can only grow as big as your staff

  6. Helpful (1)

    Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The Firm tries to find assignments upon completion of a contract. Company allows you develop skills in more than one area of expertise.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work outside you area of expertise. It takes a long time to make decisions on your future project.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep employees aware of contract status rather it is good or bad. Don't leave employees wondering about their future.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Rockville, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Rockville, MD (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You can work from home, meet so many people, so many opportunities and experiences !

    Cons

    Health Insurance options are not that great.

  8. Great company, great people

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall a great place to work; full of smart people and great for work life balance.

    Cons

    Some overcommunication from leadership about various internal programs; good intentions though

  9. Employee - Non-Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, Most People, Opportunities, Most Management

    Cons

    Salary Cuts. Some Managers are out of touch with the employees they manage. Good Old Boy Network.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees.

  10. Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A good experience if your team is good

    Cons

    Definitely negotiate hard when they give you an offer. I didn't and I should have.

  11. Good place to learn the ropes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Methodology
    Good work environment
    Good work/life balance
    Quality work for junior employees

    Cons

    Promotions are dictated by needs rather than merit, which causes people to leave for better jobs
    There is definitely a Booz culture, which can be chafing at times
    It's all about the team you are on. You can have the best or the wort experience, but won't know it until you get on the team.

    Advice to Management

    Be straight with promotions. If there aren't positions to promote to, let the employees know because they will find out either way. A lot of people will leave and come back because that is the DC way, so maybe find out how to keep the talent and develop better within.

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