Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated May 13, 2021

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Booz Allen Hamilton President and CEO Horacio D. Rozanski
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1,531 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, great people(in 692 reviews)

  • "Really great benefits for employees(in 244 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not fully managing work life balance(in 229 reviews)

  • "Benefits are not what they used to offer before going public(in 103 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Accommodating and Supportive

      Feb 23, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
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      Pros

      Extremely accommodating, supportive in career aspirations, ample training, and kindness. Great work life balance.

      Cons

      I could always use more PTO

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent organization

      Apr 23, 2018 - Lead Associate in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great work life balance, good exposure to technology

      Cons

      They need to spread geographically

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Just OK.

      Aug 13, 2013 -  
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      Pros

      --Good training ops. --Salary/Benefits/Social activities that are swanky.

      Cons

      --Top-heavy whereby too many managers are doing admin and not the actual work of the "practice" (Booz-speak for the individual tech team or group of teams which serve one client or one sector such as the US Navy). --The company is overally "balkanized." It's harder than expected to move from one practice to another. It's almost like there are several small B-A&Hs instead of one company.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Pretty good

      May 5, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Very nice staff and management

      Cons

      Hard to get days off

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Pass if you are a technical specialist

      May 6, 2021 - Senior Data Scientist in Falls Church, VA
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      Pros

      1. Flexibility (sometimes). Contracts are varied depending on what group you are hired to. However, your preference on work is not taken into consideration if ther is a contract that needs filled. 2. Remote work on some contracts. Government contracts usually not 3. Facilities are nice 4. Promotion is easy if you are competent but pay raises are not competitive

      Cons

      1. Middle management is not good. There are a lot of hard working junior employees that are stifled by ineffective middle management. They leave 2. Booz Allen is a butts in seats organization. They do not vet candidates well and you are left with dysfunctional teams 3. Nobody has a technical background and they do not know how to utilize technical employees well. This means either overwork or underwork. No middle ground. 4. If you are a junior employee, you have little say in the contracts you are placed on. 5. Booz Allen's reputation is in decline which means dissatisfied clients and loss of contracts.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company with lots of opportunities

      Apr 1, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Booz Allen has a lot of offices in the DC area, and if your team permits you often have the flexibility to work from any of their offices (there's a ton). This can be great for networking and there are many company events that you can attend to meet new people. Pre-covid my team had flexibility to work from home at least once a week. There are a lot of opportunities to work on different types of projects, especially if your background is in STEM. I've seen many people take advantage of all the opportunities and the resources that the company offers which can be very helpful when/if switching to a different company. There's definitely a diverse group of people with various backgrounds, and the company culture overall was pretty good.

      Cons

      If you don't actively network and seek for new projects, the projects you end up working on may not be something that you're interested in. There's always some amount of pressure to start looking for new work once your current project comes to an end which can get annoying. This could be for most companies, but the more you become engaged in different areas within your team and your projects, the more work you'll have to manage. The work you pick up never really goes away, so context switching and time management can become difficult if you're not careful. I've noticed that the pay in general is not as competitive compared to other companies, and the salary seem to depend more on your background and the range can vary pretty widely even within the same level.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Engineer

      May 12, 2021 - Cyber Security Analyst in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Life work balance, diversity, flexibility

      Cons

      Slow, hard to find a project. Once your on the bench it’s kind of stressful to find the right project. Make sure you get on a good project from the start

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      May 11, 2021 - Training Analyst in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Flexible and remote work while making sure the employees stay up to date with any changes within the company

      Cons

      There are not any cons

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company. A bit internally bloated, but that could be good for some

      Apr 1, 2021 - Vulnerability Management Engineer in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great company. Tons of resources. The culture is very much about nurturing talent and providing you with everything you need to grow imo. I encountered a

      Cons

      The internal processes can be a bit robotic and overly complicated. They invest a lot of money in them and there are tons of resources, but all the different websites and resources can make simple tasks confusing and burdensome. Also understand that all those resources cost money and every dollar they spend on fancy training courses and . If you take advantage them all, it's worthwhile. If you don't it's kind of a waste and money that could be in your pocket

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not the best

      May 13, 2021 - Test Automation Engineer in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Really depends on the team you get. i had a really good team so management wasn't breathing down my throat but the projects are lackaluster

      Cons

      Company way too big to know whats going on or improve your career.

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