A pre-eminent firm with high expectations of its professional staff.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 8, 2017
I worked here many years ago, and I'm sure specifics have changed, but it remains a very prestigious organization for a person with a stellar academic record, very strong analytic, writing, and presentation skills, and a desire to serve some of the finest institutions in the U.S. and overseas. The new consultant can expect to work long hours, travel overnight frequently, and face a "two years up or out" policy. From my perspective, I learned almost as much in two years at Booz, Allen as I did in my two years of graduate school. Training was excellent, and performance was often criticized constructively, though sometimes a bit heavy-handedly; a "thick skin" is needed. There was a very competitive mindset, but also a great deal of collegiality. Pay and benefits tend to be excellent, but you work hard for them, and the path to partnership is steep.
A prestigious job, good pay, great training and opportunities to learn, a chance to work with some really high quality professionals.
Long hours, overnight travel, considerable stress, "2 years up or out"