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Booz Allen Hamilton Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 11 Jan 2020

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Booz Allen Hamilton President and CEO Horacio D. Rozanski
Horacio D. Rozanski
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  1. "Good"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Pros

    work life balance interesting client work

    Cons

    poor pay condition too much travel

    Booz Allen Hamilton2014-09-04
  2. "Great Place to Work and Learn!"

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    Former Contractor - Junior Graphic Designer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton for less than a year

    Pros

    Great flexibility and work/life balance (if you so choose) Really smart, cool people to work with

    Cons

    It was hard to get a foot in the door, I left when my contract was up and freelanced because they couldn't offer me full-time at the time.

    Booz Allen Hamilton2019-12-31
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Okay to start"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Senior Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of training for new staff who need to understand staff Aug work...reasonable work/life balance.

    Cons

    Few minorities are promoted. Get experience then move on.

    Advice to Management

    None, they won't take it.

    Booz Allen Hamilton2020-01-11
  4. "Many areas for growth"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - ability to use different skills and work on multiple projects within the same company -great benefits -generous training allowance -work/life balance

    Cons

    - your experience depends on your client, team and project -difficult to be aware of all other projects since it is a large company -can have better parental leave

    Booz Allen Hamilton2019-12-17
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Decent Starting Job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Decent starting job - Some great people out there who are willing to help and guide you. Just need to find them. - Sponsors federal clearance - Decent benefits - 6% 401k match but only vests in February the following year - Some interesting projects

    Cons

    - Below average salary - Work can be slow/tedious - Federal clients (some can be very terrible) - Terrible HR department - Poor work/life balance - "Butts in Seats" work culture (no incentive for non-senior leadership to perform better, just to fill contract spots to bill more from government) - Does not practice the value it preaches - Loyalty is not valued (even working for an extended period of time, if you do not find billable work quickly you are gone)

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    Advice to Management

    Practice the values you preach so often. Treat your employees well and value them. Give performance incentives to your non-senior leadership (ie bonuses). HR is a joke.

    Booz Allen Hamilton2019-12-08
  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Lead Technologist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, growth opportunities, flexibility to move projects or teams

    Cons

    Disorganized processes or requirements in some teams

    Booz Allen Hamilton2019-11-21
  7. "Booz Allen Review"

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    Current Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good base salary and benefits

    Cons

    Work/life balance isn't very good.

    Booz Allen Hamilton2019-12-04
  8. "Good work life balance but disengaged management"

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    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexibility, and continuing education opportunities

    Cons

    Managers are not engaged with staff on my team; frequent no shows to meetings

    Booz Allen Hamilton2019-11-29
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Company Values Potential Over Proven Work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Depending on team and project, there can be much flexibility and work life balance

    Cons

    People are often chosen for promotion based on likability and not intelligence or past performance of proven work. Company has assumption that those promoted will manipulate others to perform the work for them if they don't have the qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    The southern plantation style of employee management seems to be working for the firm since profits are up. If ethics and morality ever become a priority along with profits, then the plantation style should be re-evaluated.

    Booz Allen Hamilton2019-11-13
  10. "Work life balance and people are great"

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    Former Employee - Middleware Administrator in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Technologies People Pay is fair

    Cons

    Hard to grow professionally and move up the ladder

    Booz Allen Hamilton2019-10-17
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