Booz Allen Hamilton

http://www.boozallen.com/
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
3.3

37%

say women are treated fairly
and equally to men

50%

would recommend
to other women

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Lady Booz

Lead Associate

Health Practice

Maternity leave at Booz Allen is essentially non-existent. You get 2 weeks off paid by the firm only. After that you have to rely on your own accumulated leave or short term disability for the next several weeks. Men and women get the exact same amount of time off (called parental leave) which feels unbalanced. The firm is a good place to work, allows for working from home which is a huge bonus as a working mom - but the firm knows that the WFH is a bonus, allowing them to keep salaries lower than they should be for skills provided. Speaking of bonuses, there are none for anyone under senior associate. And there is a bottle neck at the lead associate to senior associate juncture. The cause of this that there is a disproportionate number of lead associates slots (thousands) to the senior associate slots (a hundred or so) making it unrealistically competitive to get promoted and those promoted are mostly men, as it is a male-dominated business (ratio is likely 1 female promo to 5 male promos, at best). This of course leads to significant attrition. There is tuition reimbursement of 5k per year, but you have to stay with the firm a year or pay it back. This part is not women-centric, but important to know.

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Lady gingergirl16

Lead Associate

The glass ceiling hangs very low at Booz. You will get pats on the head for good work, but in leadership meetings, the men openly dismiss women team members. I saw over and over situations where a woman who brought in 3X revenue as her male counterpart be passed over for promotion, and then her leadership "realign" the team so that the male counterpart looked successful to line him up (successfully) for that same promotion.In one office, 60% of the staff at a mid-level were female, however the next level above, it was 97% male. In another office (of 400+ staff), it went 7 years without a single female promotion to management (while there was at least 1 male promotion each quarter in that same period). When people say Booz is a boys club- believe it.

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Lady GlitterPants

Senior Consultant

Defense and Intelligence Group

There area lot of women who work here, especially on my particular career team. This is most likely due to the type of work we all do. Women are in high-level positions and the glass ceiling is not something you typically have to deal with; however, I have observed an environment in which women are more than willing to stab others in the back to get to the top. Not everyone believes in helping other women succeed.

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Crowdsourced Employer Benefits
  • Median / Consensus

  • PTO / Vacation Allowance (weeks)

    3

    • PTO / Vacation Allowance (weeks)
  • Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)

    7

    • Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)
  • Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)

    38

    • Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
  • Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)

    6

    • Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)

Flextime, Healthcare, On-Site Childcare, 401k and more...

How do women feel about working at Booz Allen Hamilton? 37% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 50% would recommend Booz Allen Hamilton to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.3 out of 5. What are the benefits at Booz Allen Hamilton? Booz Allen Hamilton offers 7 weeks of paid maternity leave, 38 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching and on-site childcare. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by Booz Allen Hamilton employees.

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Booz Allen Hamilton

http://www.boozallen.com/

3.3 stars, based on 30 reviews Company Website