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Booz Allen Hamilton Reviews

Updated Apr 3, 2020

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3.7
69%
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Booz Allen Hamilton President and CEO Horacio D. Rozanski
Horacio D. Rozanski
1,039 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent people programs; Great work-life balance; competitive compensation and benefits; Flexible continuing education/training(in 606 reviews)

  • "Great benefits (including very generous 401k and health insurance coverage)(in 214 reviews)

Cons
  • "If money is more important than work-life balance, this may not be the place for you(in 209 reviews)

  • "Burns through people by chasing awful work to maintain company revenue after going public(in 101 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent organization"

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    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good exposure to technology

    Cons

    They need to spread geographically

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    Booz Allen Hamilton2018-04-23
  2. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton part-time

    Pros

    Very nice staff and management

    Cons

    Hard to get days off

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    Booz Allen Hamilton2018-05-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Just OK."

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    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton

    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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    Booz Allen Hamilton2013-08-14
  4. Helpful (492)

    "Great people, terrible business"

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    Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are great. Everyone -- even the difficult types -- are eager to work and excel. There are some senior officers with questionable morality, but most people here are great people to work with.

    Cons

    1. Federal clients. Don't forget that you'll move at their pace, not yours. 2. The nature of the job means that sooner or later you'll be strategizing ways to get more money from the client (i.e. federal government), regardless of whether or not you'll actually add value. BAH runs on government money, a large chunk from DoD, and thus is part of the bigger problem we have in this country with fiscal responsibility. 3. Living off the American taxpayer. Much of the money that flies around in DC is at the expense of everyone else everywhere else in the US, BAH is a major player in this system, particularly the defense technology sector. 4. You'll never get paid what you're worth. The three lowest ranks (Consultant, Sr. Consultant, Associate) seldom make what they're worth, while senior management (looking at you, officers) make insane amounts of money.

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    Booz Allen Hamilton2016-09-15
  5. "consultant"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really smart people. They worked hard.

    Cons

    Poor management on my individual team.

    Booz Allen Hamilton2020-04-02
  6. "Amazing culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lead Technologist in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing career growth and support from leadership. Opportunities to work in multiple domains and in different roles Training and development Salary/Benefits Recognition/Awards Culture Teamwork challenging client missions

    Cons

    To be successful at more senior levels, it takes a tremendous time commitment. the nature of contract work is that the more senior/expensive you are, the more difficult it is to fit your salary on contracts. working many contracts simultaneously while also supporting business development activities can be challenging. but this is not unique to Booz Allen, and Booz Allen does an excellent job of managing the challenges of contract work

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    Booz Allen Hamilton2020-03-31
  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment, flexibility, communication, response.

    Cons

    Need to network on your own

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    Booz Allen Hamilton2020-03-30
  8. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    they have done a good job supporting employees between contracts

    Cons

    office design has too many distractions

    Booz Allen Hamilton2020-03-29
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have experienced the government shutdown and coronavirus and Booz Allen has taken care of its employees through both uncertain times without issue. It is easy to be quickly promoted through the first few steps.

    Cons

    Working on client site can lead to leadership forgetting about you, so it becomes on you to network for your promotion.

    Booz Allen Hamilton2020-03-24
  10. "Overall not a bad experience, so far"

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    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz Allen Hamilton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    - Unorganized Contracts -They place you in roles that doesn't align with your skillset

    Booz Allen Hamilton2020-03-24
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