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Competitive workplace

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Booz Allen Hamilton has a competitive workplace culture, success is directly dependent on your assigned team and their network However, external relationships provide an opportunity to expand your network

Pros

Brand name company

Cons

Growth opportunities
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Great place to work for

Good work life balance, great managers with support and career guidance, good pay, had opportunities to advance career and learn new skills, in general, people are nice and professional.
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Definitely NOT what it used to be

I joined BAH during it's hay day before it went public. Those were the "good ol' days". Once you get to the senior associate level the ability to move into different roles is nearly non-existant. Positions that are listed on the career hub are typically already filled and only give the appearance that the position is available. Also, they promote networking religiously. There's a reason for this. If you don't have strong relationships through networking by the time you reach the senior associate level you won't get anywhere. Management now consists of ex-CSC leadership that is running things like they were done at CSC (which wasn't good).

Cons

Poor management, lack of opportunities, hoteling
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Great Work/life balance, painful project switching

The company does put work/life balance as priorities and it helps greatly when the kids are young. Flexible work schedule is norm. Convenient and inexpensive back up daycare is a life saver.

Pros

Flexible schedule

Cons

internal job transfer
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Good Internship opportunity

Incredibly good environment of support and aid when joining as an intern. Standard pay for DC Metro area. Inclusive nature in recruiting and management positions

Pros

Great culture, people, support

Cons

Little movement into other fields as intern
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Good WLB, but compensation could be better

For the most part, I have a 40-hour work week, but hours can surge around proposal season. You really have to advocate for yourself to get paid fairly. I have met some brilliant people at the firm and everyone (on my team) is always eager to lend a helping hand. Culture is good and flexibility has always been a huge plus (even before COVID).

Pros

Wlb

Cons

hard to break out of federal work, salaries are not amazing
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Very good place to work

One of my best working experiences, people where very kind, inspiring and motivating. The government customers where also very thoughtful bringing a variety of cutting edge new work opportunities. There was always new learning opportunities, since the company encourages its employees to grow. It was more then I could have asked for.

Pros

They where very caring, good people

Cons

I do not have anything negative to add
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It's fine

The company is great. If you are a team that micromanages you then the work environment is toxic. Booz Allen has a lot of opportunities to move around. I suggest you put yourself first to find a fit you LOVE. Not just working for a paycheck.
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Great company to work for!

Loved working there. Great company to work for. Great management team. Great benefits. Fantastic training package. 401k matching up to 6%. Employees were fully vested upon hiring.
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Mangers tend to favor people of like backgrounds

Little to no compassion or any real empathy for people with a family. The only thing leadership cares about is VAR ($$$$$). Everyone for the most part is underpaid and asked to do more work than what they were actually hired to do. I’ve seen people with a PMP in an admin type of roll taking meeting minutes and notes during conference calls.

Pros

Healthcare

Cons

Micro managers, under paid, click-ish
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A wonderful place to work

I've been here for over a decade and I honestly wouldn't go anywhere else. Leadership doesn't just "talk" ethics and support; they show you. They prove that they LIVE what they stand for.
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Excellent company with brilliant people, challenging work, and a sense of pride.

Excellent 100+ year old company with highly talented people focused on doing a really outstanding job for their primary client, the US Federal government. Booz Allen has contracts with most if not all of the 15 government Cabinet Departments and dozens of agencies. The workplace culture always encourages people to do their best work, so the quality of their services is very high.

Pros

Positive culture, emphasis on doing quality work, for each client, resulting in highly satisfied clients

Cons

Being a government contractor, there can be sudden expansions and contractions, of the employee population, as the company wins or loses contracts
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Dead end advancement; no promotional opportunities

Very clique culture. No advancement based on merit or qualifications. Prior work experience or education not considered. Very "who you know" over "what you can do"

Cons

Low Compensation
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Great Place to Work

Great Place to work, make sure that you are on a good contract. That can make all the difference. This will determine who manages you which makes a big difference. Good thing is you can usually switch if you are in a bad situation.
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Great company!

I was privileged to work with distinguished colleagues who loved their positions and the company. While there are challenges at all companies, I enjoyed working for the company.

Pros

Team Members

Cons

Work-life balance can be challenging
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Great Career Starter

Entry level positions are great but salary is below market. Most clients are the US federal government and can be bureaucratic. Also, has great tuition reimbursement for any tech roles which is essential.

Pros

Great people and workplace

Cons

salary is below market
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Good Company

gives you tools to better yourself. career managers can be helpful when you have concerns and have concerns. Your project will be the one that decides if its the right place to work.

Pros

Great people and good support

Cons

varies by project placement
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A great place to start and grow

I've been working at Booz for a couple of years now and time flies quickly. It is a great place to start a career, however, it can be stressful moving from one project to another. The company, leadership, and management cares both from personal and career growth.

Pros

A great place to grow

Cons

Instability due to some projects.
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Solid

Worked at BAH as an intern and full time for over 2 years. Good place to grow and develop professionally, especially for those interested in staying in government consulting long term. However, project work can vary significantly, which can impact your overall experience.
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Exceptional Company

Leadership is respectful and kind (as a company culture). Co-workers also have a genuine interest in the betterment of newer consultants. Exceptional client relationships and contract delivery. Overall, Booz Allen Hamilton is a 10 over 10, the best consulting firm I have ever worked for!

Pros

Great teams in every locations, free lunch at Headquarters.

Cons

No cons
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The people make this company

I have worked at other organizations where you only had yourself and your ability to rely on to do your job. Working at Booz was like working with myself times a hundred. All my colleagues had the same drive for excellence, quality control and mindfulness of hitting project milestones and deadlines as I did while keeping best practices and client needs at the forefront of every project.

Pros

Stability

Cons

Inflexible benefit structure
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