Associate (Current Employee), McLean, VA – June 7, 2013
Booz was great a few years ago - good work/life balance, people cared about each other, there were great opportunities. Over the last couple years the culture has changed drastically, they have done a couple rounds of layoffs, the attitude is clear that you can be replaced, and with someone cheaper. It feels as though they try not to promote you, raises – more... are negligible, management has a poor attitude, and the firm is bleeding people - top talent too - however the firm is making no changes to stop this. The reputation of the firm in the DC area has plummeted in the last year. It's sad to see. – less
Associate (Current Employee), Toledo, OH – June 6, 2013
Cons: working with lazy clients
Firm has changed a lot in the past 6 years. Not the place it once was. Turning in to another lackluster bodyshop. Market is driving some of this, but management is scared to make any decisions with all the culling that has been going on.
Cyber Tech Systems Development Intern (Former Employee), Annapolis Junction, MD – June 6, 2013
Pros: self sufficient, independence, relaxed working environment
At Booz Allen Hamilton you create your own hours. I learned a lot more about cyber security and software analysis. The supervisors are there whenever you need them to be but most of the work is done on your by yourself and your co-workers. The hardest part of the job is getting stuck and finding the next solution. The most enjoyable part of the job – more... was having company-wide gatherings where you get to know your co-workers much better. – less
Senior Associate (Former Employee), McLean, VA – June 2, 2013
I grew up at Booz Allen; starting right out of college. I dedicated nearly 25 years to the company and for about the first 20 or so years, I really enjoyed working there. When Carlysle purchased Booz Allen, the institution began changing in ways that many did not like or trust.
Associate (Current Employee), Herndon, VA – May 31, 2013
The past three years have sene tremendous change within Booz Allen. Perhaps the new organizational structure will work towards a company more focused on consulting and going back to the roots of the firm, but at this time it does not fit that descriptor at all. Sadly, the firm's focus on government contracts has resulted in a significant shift towards – more... professional services in a market that is largely commoditized within the region.
If you can get in with Booz Allen in today's tight environment, you are in a very good spot. – less
Associate (Current Employee), Offutt AFB, NE – May 29, 2013
Pros: excellent benefits and importance placed on work/life balance
Historically, BAH has the been one of the few companies that I've seen that isn't afraid to tell a client that they are doing something wrong or are heading down the wrong path. Which was what originally brought me to the firm. Whether it's the economic times or the fact that BAH went "public"; that part of the firm has faded. Personally, I hope it's – more... only a temporary bump in their business and not a look into what's ahead in their future. – less
Associate (Current Employee), San Antonio, TX – May 13, 2013
Pros: great benifits
Cons: not billable, out the door.
Booz Allen has gone through some changes over the last few years. No longer are the days when a contract goes away you can sit on the beach until they find you another. Leadership seems to be more worried about the bottom $ than their people.
There has been a lot of changes in the firm over the last year. They say for the better, but that will have – more... to be seen. The attitude right now is stay billable or your out the door. Something Booz Allen used to not be known for. – less
Technical Task Order (TTO) lead providing support (Former Employee), Annapolis Junction, MD – May 9, 2013
Pros: classified environment with badges
Cons: dependent on government funding for the contracts
Technical Task Order (TTO) lead for over 6 years and Technical Editor and Writer for over 2 years; Learned to manage customer expectations with little management guidance working directly in customer/client spaces in secure environment; Maintaining the customer satisfaction was very difficult and rewarding; worked with a lot of very knowledgeable and – more... professional government personnel. – less
Associate (Former Employee), Washington D.C. – May 8, 2013
Pros: it had a consulting culture to model after.
Cons: the grueling yearly employee assessments.
Booz Allen Hamilton is where I truly learned my work ethic, Configuration Management, how to satisfy the customer, and how to think with innovation in mind. My co-workers were the greatest and I bonded with them the most out of all other companies I worked for. The hardest part of the job was the grueling hours and pressure to deliver a quality product. – more... The most enjoyable part of the job were the people and the happy hours! – less