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Transferred to BAH from BCG to take a 20% bump and the opportunity to work in the federal space. Initial thoughts - disorganized orientation, decent culture. However, got placed on the bench 😑

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There's a lot of opportunity selling work to develop functional classified systems at the paperwork and implementarion level. I was doing independent consulting in that space before joining EY, and it'll probably be my side job again when I leave.

OP - I came in as a senior consultant, about four years experience, public trust level 6 BI. they put me on a project and had me working 55 hr weeks bc they bid for a project that they were understaffed for and probably didn't have as many resources as they should have. Project ended and I couldn't find someone to take me on for a next project or sponsor my clearance. I know a lot of ppl say BAH sponsors easily but that wasn't my experience. Maybe it depends on how much value they see in you.

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Bruh

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Sorry about getting counseled out :(

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“Opportunity to work in the Federal Space.” Haha, that’s a good one.

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What universe is this?

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🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 BCG2 coming in hot on a Monday. But he’s right

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What's the appeal of federal work? I have a feeling that you will change your mind soon

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A3 - the appeal of federal work to me is the opportunity to be a patriot and help my country vs help the cogs turn in corporate America.

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BAH will sponsor all clearances. But OP if you are real I really hope you landed in a good group there. BAH is a mess. I left a few years ago after putting up with it for far too long.

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Strangely I can’t find a BAH person that was recently at BCG on LinkedIn

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BCG3 drop a burner and I’ll add you ;)

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BCG3 dude you sure you don’t want to connect?!?!

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The appeal of federal work fades fast when you encounter government bureaucracy

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You guys love shitting on BAH. The group think here is too real. Congrats OP, there's plenty of cool work to find. I have heard cool things about war gaming. Maybe look into that.

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Chill BCG2 I️ didn’t get fired, just an opportunity to work in a field that is more interesting to me.

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Federal = USA, right?

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There’s a certain sense of self-accomplishment supporting government agencies that do meaningful work to allow our citizens to enjoy the lives we do. No - Booz seems to be a pretty liberal place in general though.

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Hope BAH is sponsoring your clearance. That place was a mess. I only lasted six months.

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D2 they are - not sure what I’m supposed to do for a year while it processes though.. recruiters didn’t mention how backed up the process is. Maybe I’ll take the time to get back in shape and improve my golf game.

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A4 hi nice to see you. And to know that you think everybody is me. I got way more than 20 percent bump when I came to consulting.

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OP steer clear of DHS, a total disaster of management, and that was before this administration screwed up his cabinet so much they don't even have a secretary anymore. People supporting intelligence agencies seemed to like what they did so maybe you'll luck out but for every bad ass gig there are dozens of butts in seat gigs that are only not automated because we don't trust computers not to be compromised (but humans.... OK). In general you will not find that there's much strategic thinking being asked for by any par of fed, at least not that I ever saw. I personally thought the policy teams were doing the most impactful work, eg national broadband initiatives, setting them up to be effective, that kind of thing, so seek those out if intel isn't really your thing (not for me, I like talking about my job with family and friends too much to make that trade off)

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