High-level / Non-technical
Lead Engineer (Current Employee) – USA – September 28, 2018
Booz Allen seems like a great company with a real desire to help their employees grow throughout their careers. Salary and benefits are great, and the corporate culture is perfectly fine. Be ready for a lot of Rah! Rah! for the home team internal marketing. At times it feels like being a freshman at a Big-10 school.
Booz Allen is very diverse, and I've been really impressed by the number of women in leadership positions. Working as an engineer in Defense and Aerospace, I've had very few female colleagues or bosses at other companies.
In many markets, the majority of Booz Allen employees work on client (i.e. gov't) sites, rather than corporate offices, so day-to-day work culture is entirely dependent on assigned project, client, and work location.
As an engineer with a R&D background, I find much of the work too non-technical. It is very management and policy-oriented, so be sure to understand what the company does. If you're interested in growing vertically through the ranks from lead to program manager, etc, it may be a great place for you. If you're an engineer/scientist, you may be too far removed from the technical aspects to find the work challenging and engaging.
But it's a big company (more than 25,000 employees), so my experience only covers a small sample of what the company is and does. Your experience may end up being entirely different than mine.