Excellent firm to work for and would highly recommend.
Senior WMD Policy & Strategy Consultant (Former Employee), One Dulles – April 28, 2014
Booz Allen is a highly professional and well established firm in the defense/intelligence market. I would highly recommend the firm to anyone looking for a company that looks after its employees. They go the extra mile to ensure all employees are properly treated and respected.
Senior Military Analyst (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – April 24, 2014
Pros: benefits, flexible work schedules
Cons: a change in retirement benefit structure
My typical work includes continuing to improve an MS Access DB to support the military. I interface regularly with my task lead and colleague. The hardest part about the job was anticipating client requirements and being spot-on to their needs. The enjoyable thing was the flexibility I had to work.
Lead Associate ( Cyber Security SME) (Current Employee), McLean, VA – April 24, 2014
Booz does management consulting. Management consulting, the practice of helping organizations to improve their performance, operates primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and the development of plans for improvement. Organizations may draw upon the services of management consultants for a number of reasons, including gaining – more... external (and presumably objective) advice and access to the consultants' specialized expertise.
As a result of their exposure to and relationships with numerous organizations, consulting firms are also said[by whom?] to be aware of industry "best practices", although the specific nature of situations under consideration may limit the transferability of such practices from one organization to another.
Consultancies may also provide organizational change management assistance, development of coaching skills, process analysis, technology implementation, strategy development, or operational improvement services. Management consultants often bring their own proprietary methodologies or frameworks to guide the identification of problems and to serve as the basis for recommendations for more effective or efficient ways of performing work tasks. – less
Program Analyst/ Acquisition/Contracts/Finance (Former Employee), Arlington, VA – April 21, 2014
Pros: they invest in their employees
Cons: top heavy
Latteral movement and promotions depend on your team..not everyone within the organization is willing to assist with your career...you are your own best friend and its up to you to network with people within the company that help you with the next project or career move.
A great place to work and to learn how to navigate working for large contracting organizations.
Quality Assurance Manager (Former Employee), McLean, VA – April 21, 2014
Pros: focused career paths.
Cons: work/life balance could be better
Booz Allen provided excellent benefits, employees are encouraged to explore different career paths. Continuing education is expected. They do expect that you will give 110% effort. This company is a great place for recent college grads to get started in their careers.