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Anyone leave Deloitte for Booz Allen? Thoughts or experiences? Utilization and compliance are absolutely doing my head in.

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We aren’t penalized for taking PTO.....

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I left and I now work 40 hours a week for more money because I taught myself the technical skills I needed to enable that. I have small kids and being expected to bill 45 on top of additional activities was actually quite difficult for me, particularly because there wasn't flexibility around telework.

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PTO at Booz Allen counts towards utilization. Taken 15 days off PTO this year with 0 impact. I am not going to hit my utilization target as an associate this year and it will never be mentioned

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This is nonsense. I spent 10 years at BAH. PTO absolutely affects utilization and leadership absolutely tracks your performance to target. You’re safe do long as your contract hits it’s hurdle rate overall. The minute it doesn’t you’re toast. But hey, if you want to leave your fate up to somebody else you go right ahead.

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Moved internal from Deloitte to internal at Booz. Much nicer culture at Booz!

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I know a lot of folks that swapped between the two. More people that went from Booz to Deloitte than Deloitte to Booz though My $.02 is to just follow the money since they don’t seem to be different. From an outsider perspective, it looks harder to move around clients in Booz than Deloitte

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From what I've heard and experienced, they offer slightly better pay at the upper-lower to middle tier. But in the higher positions, like VP, their pay is pretty low. That's why lots of them are coming over to Deloitte as MD's

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I did. Was a great move actually. But BAH is sort of like a start up inside a big company... you have some groups and teams that are straight up amazing... and some that just hammer the nail.

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Want to reiterate differences among teams. I started at Booz on a team I had 0 interest in but was able to move laterally by networking my way around. Some teams are really great, but others are like a wasteland. I don't know anyone who's gone from Deloitte to BAH, but I have friends at Deloitte. Compared to them I certainly work fewer hours than them and have more work-life balance

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Omg don’t goooooo. I went to Booz from PwC and it was the worst. I find Accenture to be a great balance.

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Yeah pretty curious. No judgment or sarcasm, truly curious . That is all. I feed off of perspectives

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80%, but you are penalized basically for taking PTO

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OP, that impacts SC and below the most. You should be able to take all your PTO and still hit 80%.

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Just make sure you are happy with the compensation that Booz offers as raises are minimal and bonuses do not start until the level after Lead Associate. I switched from Booz to Deloitte and recommend Deloitte over Booz. My projects were dependent on the team I was hired on... and my team wouldn’t allow me to change projects.

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5% raise and a 10k bonus every year Im only a level 3 as well. Compensation depends wholly on what contract you're working.

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Basically no compliance and way less utilization stress because Booz “variance” (utilization) targets aren’t a big thing

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And they have a much better 401k match with 9k a year for training.

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Manager DS&J

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What’s your utilization target?

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What’s the utilization target at D? At what staff class?

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Is it similar to Deloitte that it turns into a sales job around the SM / PPMD level?

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We don’t have SMs at Booz. The big push towards BD work starts at the Lead Associate/Senior Associate levels, but can depend on your career track. If your focus is more functional/technical, you’re supposedly not gonna be pushed into BD work...but if your management team is gung-ho for BD, they’re going to push you that way anyway, and ding you if you don’t pick it up.

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What level are you? What industry?

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