Booz Allen Hamilton Employee Reviews in United States

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Rewarding Experience when you make the most of the opportunities
management consultant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 26, 2016
Booz Allen has a lot of great resources for young and seasoned professionals. Take advantage of all the great training and networking opportunities, when possible. Client work is about developing a good client relationship and Booz Allen does a great job at developing their assets on people skills. Overall, I've enjoyed my tenure but would like to venture out to something new.
Pros
Networking, Skill Development
Cons
Compensation, Benefits
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Quirky corporate culture with no tangible benefits.
Staff Technologist (Current Employee) –  MarylandJune 14, 2016
Booz Allen Hamilton has many strong personalities in management, and lots of management. VPs abound. Read in to that what you want. I am not sure why anybody pays this company to do anything, then again the federal government is their primary customer. Consultants = pretend to know what you're talking about when you really don't. If you want to do some real engineering, look elsewhere. If you're interviewing for a position, ask who you're replacing and how many people they've lost. That will tell you all you need to know.
Pros
They've never forgot to pay me
Cons
Everything else
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Good company for junior to mid techies, and those going into management
Enterprise Architect (Current Employee) –  MassachusettsMay 30, 2016
BAH is better than most consulting firms in allowing you "on the bench" for longer than most companies, and that there are many resources for you to find your own next contract. Bad news is there doesn't seem much place for senior techies if you don't want to go into management.
Pros
Lots of jobs in the DC metro area, Longer "on the bench" time allowed
Cons
Limited jobs outside the DC metro area, Limited careers for senior techies
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Enjoyable place to work, with a few disturbing aspects
Signals Analyst (Former Employee) –  Annapolis Junction, MDJune 19, 2016
Booz Allen is a great place to work, and they have a great track record for keeping people after contracts end. However, if you are not the type of person who is comfortable wearing a shirt and tie, you might feel uncomfortable with their unspoken dress code. Decent benefits, however, the benefits package was completely overhauled when the company went public. If you are a highly technical person, or considered a SME in your field, you likely would be in good hands working for Booz Allen.
Pros
Nearly all meetings include food and drinks
Cons
Lots of extracurricular work including mandatory training
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Some pros, some cons
Sr. Consultant (Current Employee) –  Charleston, SCMay 19, 2016
Booz Allen has it's perks as far as the ability to work from home (depending on your client and manager's preference) and I have met some great people. The hardest part of the job lately has to do with the company finding work in order to keep folks employed. So far I've been lucky and bounced around on different projects to stay employed. This is part of working for a company that is part of the DoD and something you go through but it hasn't been easy!
Pros
Working from home
Cons
Healthcare, public company that was once private
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Fun place to work
Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) SME (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IAMay 16, 2016
Being at a client site is a great experience, because it gives me the opportunity to interact directly with the client while building a relationship. It's a team atmosphere where I'm able to benefit via cross-functional learning in order to understand how other departments tie into the overall strategy. The most difficult part is interpreting customer expectations, because they are not always clear on their direction. Despite the difficulty, it's good to be challenged and in the end see the customer satisfied.
Pros
The ability to work independently and implement ideas is huge.
Cons
In some ways being remote has somewhat of a glass ceiling affect--no upward mobility.
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Excellent Company
Technical Program Manager (Current Employee) –  MarylandMay 13, 2016
Booz Allen is definitely a relatively intense place to work, but has outstanding management, culture, and resources. Opportunities to learn and grow abound, and colleagues are very collaborative. Employees have an opportunity to solve challenging problems. The experience, though, can vary by team and role -- for a large company, it is quite distributed; each team has a lot of autonomy.
Pros
Opportunities, collaborative environment
Cons
Contracts do not always offer long-term stability
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Best place I've ever worked.
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 24, 2016
Great people, great pay and benefits. Outstanding programs and career development/mentoring for all employees.
Nice flexibility and work/life balance. Great for working parents. I am a mom of three children under the age of 5 and appreciate all of the flexibility they give me. I love that many of the leaders are women too--they place a lot of emphasis on hiring and promoting a diverse population. Couldn't be happier to be working here.
Pros
5K that you can apply to continued education, great mentoring program, training program, work/life balance, flexibility, virtual work
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Great reputation
Associate - (CEMA Training Manager) (Current Employee) –  Fort Stewart, GAMay 11, 2016
Booz Allen Hamilton has a great reputation for compensating its employees and treating them well. They are, primarily, a DoD contractor but also have a civil operation. They focus on ethical operations and provide everyone with the ability to do the right think in any situation. BAH is an exceptional employer that I enjoy working for and look forward to a long history with.
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Defense Contract
(C-IED) Training Integrator (Former Employee) –  Mississippi and ItalyJune 11, 2016
Have advancement potential which is unusual for a defense contractor
Support to their "field" personnel outside of corporate officers is poor
Senior Management is not well connected to the workers
Mid management tends to over micro-manage
Pros
Compensation, benefits, multiple locations
Cons
zero defect mentality, corporate leadership disconnection
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Cellular Company
Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 22, 2016
There is no single Booz Allen. It's a company made up of thousands of different experiences. Some are great, some are terrible, it just depends which one you're a part of. The company is very focused on the bottom line, so they're never going to do people any favors, but certain managers are often great and will do good things for their employees. The major benefit over many other federal government contractors is that they're very good about finding people new contracts if their work ends or if they're dissatisfied or ready to move on.
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6 solid years
Associate, Management Consulting Practice (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 16, 2016
Booz Allen took good care of me and provided engaging work at fair wages. That said, the shine is starting to wear off and it no longer feels like it has an esprit de corps among front line employees. Investments made at the corporate level do not trickle down to the work force. Benefits have been cut from post-9-11 highs, contributing to the workforce attrition that challenges the entire federal consulting sector. The firm has tremendous potential, but may need to reconcile itself with two truths: either it must focus on growth (and continue to bid on work that the firm historically shunned) or it must focus on becoming the elite firm that it could be if it focused on core competencies rather than trying to be a jack of all trades, master of none for every three-letter federal organization under the sun.
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Generous company
Senior PeopleSoft ELM (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAMay 16, 2016
Booz Allen and Hamilton is primarly oriented towards project management consulting work...not programming.

It has generous benefits and ample opportunity for training, provided you can find an appropriate project to expand/hone your skillset.
Pros
Very independent workplace environment
Cons
Must be able to obtain a security clearance
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Not a good company
Associate (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 3, 2016
I worked for Booz for a short time and left because of no billable work. I felt everyone was looking for projects to work. Booz is doing business in an opposite way. Hiring people but no work. Be cautious when you get an offer from Booz.
Pros
People are nice!
Cons
No enough projects at Booz. Not stable. People in and out frequently. Not a solid company.
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Shaky job security with federal client facing projects
Cybersecurity Information Security Manager (Current Employee) –  MDJune 17, 2016
More of a job than a career.
Once hired, your qualifications are never used for advancement or opportunity.
When contracts dry up you are responsible for finding your own work as personnel are aligned to slots and not portfolios.
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Good opportunity
Lead Associate - SME Cyber Security ICS (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 21, 2016
Good pay and benefits. Focus on new cyber security issues in Industrial Control environments creates opportunity to build out a new service.
Pros
Working with great people with excellent skills
Cons
Corporation focus on short term billable goals creates culture of fear for job stability.
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Great-- if you know the right people
Associate (Current Employee) –  Annapolis Junction, MDMarch 21, 2016
I've enjoyed working for BAH mostly. My hesitation comes in when you have to hunt down your own jobs on different contracts and apply for that opening. It's actually easier to get a job outside of BAH than it is within the doors.
Pros
Awesome holiday party and great benefits
Cons
If you don't know the right people, you'll never be employed.
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Rudderless and dishonest
Lead Associate (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAFebruary 9, 2016
There is little strategic planning, no resources and people are set up to fail. Women are mistreated if they are outspoken or do things right. The men are permitted to not follow policies and succeed while the women must follow the rules. Men leave the women out and hoard the information and budgets among themselves.
Pros
Telework
Cons
High deductible insurance plan
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Productive Workplace
STAFF ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Warner Robins, GAJanuary 21, 2016
Relaxed and comfortable work environment. Co-workers typically work as a team. Hardest part of job is finding an abundance of opportunities outside of the Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia area. The most enjoyable part is the flexibility in work locations. Depending upon the client needs, teleworking is an added bonus, The company has great health and wellness benefits.
Pros
Flexible Work Locations - Client Site, in office, telework
Cons
Job stability is reliant of contracts and in some cases a single-point of approval.
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Excellent place to work and advancement
Events Coordinator and Marketing Lead (Current Employee) –  Chantilly, VAJune 11, 2016
Booz Allen Hamilton is a great place to work. What I love most about Booz Allen Hamilton is when you have particular skill set and prove to the management team your capabilities they allow you to move anywhere within the firm.
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