I would focus on networking like crazy and establishing credibility and a name for yourself before going on maternity leave, only because after children it gets much more difficult to attend networking events, and having a strong network and solid reputation is critical to be successful at the firm.
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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