Women's Job Satisfaction
and equally to men
to other women
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.
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.
I've been here about 4 years, and compared to other companies in the government consulting market, I think BAH is the best. Benefits are solid, even though they are slowly eroding. Which is happening everywhere, by the way. People are generally happy, which includes the bosses, so it makes the atmosphere good. My coworkers and team members are very motivated, have initiative, and are eager to learn. It's a collaborative workplace, so if you are a loner, you might not like it. If you can admit that you don't now everything and need help sometimes, then you'll do well.
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How do women feel about working at Booz Allen Hamilton? 38% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 52% 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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