2021 Vault Rankings
- Firm Culture#19
At a Glance
“Fantastic people and excellent culture.”
“Work/life balance. Support for remote work.”
“Challenging structure to navigate.”
“Low base pay compared to competitors.”
“Generally strong reputation.”
“Well-known consulting firm with many different arms.”
About Booz Allen Hamilton
Edwin G. Booz founded Booz Allen Hamilton in 1914, on the eve of World War I, to help businesses succeed through an outsider’s perspective and a human touch. Over the past century, Booz Allen Hamilton has carved its own place in the consulting industry as an indispensable advisor to the U.S. federal government, particularly in administering IT strategy and integration to numerous agencies and departments.
There is hardly an area of government that has not felt Booz Allen’s influence in one capacity or another. The firm has been involved in some of the United States’ most important moments in the 20th and 21st centuries. Booz Allen was the first consultancy sought out by NASA at the agency’s inception and has advised on major advancements in the Space Race—from the Apollo 11 moon launch in 1969 to the design of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990. The firm was also instrumental in the1940s-era expansion of the naval fleet and the securement of loans that kept Chrysler afloat in the 1980s.
Not Your Father's Booz Allen
The Booz Allen Hamilton of today looks a lot different than it did just a decade ago. The Virginia-based consulting firm once consisted of two very distinct businesses: one that advised government clients and one that worked with commercial companies. That changed in early 2008, when the commercial and international business spun off as the independent firm Booz & Company, while the U.S. government business retained the name Booz Allen Hamilton. To reinforce their independence from the commercial group, the firm then sold a $2.54 billion majority stake in itself to private equity giant The Carlyle Group. The firm went public in November 2010, and the Carlyle Group remains a majority shareholder.
“Fear Not the Future”
Today, Booz Allen is a firm of more than 27,000 employees, with 96 percent of its revenue from the federal government and the remainder from commercial and international work. The firm is a strategic partner for agencies in numerous sectors of government—from health and energy to defense. It plays an integral role in the management of these agencies—and, by extension, the defense of our nation. Despite its long history (or perhaps because of it) Booz Allen remains as agile and adaptable as ever. The firm invests heavily in emerging sectors and cultivates a culture of innovation, integrating its heritage into a range of highly skilled and impactful technological capabilities.
The firm lends its expertise in strategy consulting, analytics, engineering, cybersecurity, and digital solutions to a multitude of engagements. Security projects and developments for the Department of Homeland Security. Improving public alert and warning systems in conjunction with the FCC. Creating the Federal Enterprise Architecture as a standard for budgetary management in federal offices. The outright provision of systems intelligence support to the military and defense agencies. These are just a few examples of how Booz Allen Hamilton perpetuates one of its founder’s enduring mantras: “start with character…and fear not the future.”
Booz Allen has mounted a coordinated response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Our top priorities continue to be protecting the health of our people, their families and their communities; supporting the critical needs of our government and commercial clients; and ensuring the firm’s institutional and financial resilience. We’ve committed to employment security for our employees through at least July 1 and have made several major enhancements to our dependent-care and employee resilience programs.
Focused on protecting our employees while continuing to manage our business and serve clients, Booz Allen has implemented a mandatory telework policy for employees whose assignments and clients permit working remotely. Roughly 90 percent of our 27,000 employees are working remotely and we have implemented a force protection program to help protect the safety and health of those whose work requires them to be on company or client site.
Booz Allen continues to hire during this time of uncertainty to support our clients, particularly cleared technical consultants in the areas of analytics, cybersecurity, digital solutions, and engineering.
Now more than ever we’re leaning in to stay connected with candidates; we’ve implemented additional virtual solutions around interviews, hiring events, and onboarding. We’re using both phone and video interview platforms and we’ve shifted to an all-virtual onboarding experience, including an immersive day-long remote orientation where new hires are introduced to our culture, their colleagues, and receive guidance on how to have a successful start. Although we’re not in person, we’re committed to ensuring that our candidates have an excellent experience.
In the News
When it comes to diversity, this CEO is leading by example — and from experience, Washington Business Journal, December 11, 2020,
Booz Allen CEO Horacio Rozanski is recognized as a champion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, based on Booz Allen’s long-time commitment to these issues as well as the firm’s standout response to the challenging events of 2020
How an Intern Became CEO of a $12 Billion Consulting Powerhouse, Investor’s Busines Daily, September 3, 2020
Horacio Rozanski rose from intern to CEO by sticking to his values and doing the right thing.
A Decade Since Going Public, Booz Allen Hamilton Proves That Diversity Pays Dividends, Forbes, November 17, 2020
In the ten years since its IPO, Booz Allen’s revenue has increased by 36% and its stock price has more than quadrupled – a success and growth trajectory that the firm credits to a philosophy of hiring the best from a diverse pool of talent.
How To Put People First In The Midst Of Crisis: A Q&A With Booz Allen’s CFO, Forbes, August 28, 2020
When a global crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic strikes, companies face difficult choices around issues like layoffs, talent and prioritizing corporate purpose beyond shareholder value. Booz Allen, one of the world’s largest IT consultancies, was faced this year with a wholesale transition to remote work while also looking after the needs of the company’s 27,000 employees and has continued to perform strongly despite the extremely challenging global environment.
Culture Champions: The Emotional Wellness Revolution at Booz Allen Hamilton, Ethisphere Magazine, February 2019
Booz Allen has gone all-in on transforming its culture around mental and emotional wellness, educating its workforce and encouraging conversations about how emotional wellness impacts our professional lives.
Why I encourage daydreaming at work and how to turn it into innovation, Fast Company, February 21, 2020
Booz Allen Hamilton’s Chief Innovation Officer Susan Penfield discusses how employees who are given the time to use their entrepreneurial skills to develop new ideas and solutions can help drive an innovative workforce.
8283 Greensboro Drive
Mclean, VA 22102
Phone: (703) 902-5000
Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: BAH
Stock Exchange: NYSE
President & CEO: Horacio D. Rozanski
2020 Employees (All Locations): 27,000
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