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What exactly does Booz Allen Hamilton do?
March 3, 2008

Today on the taking potshots about employers I know next to nothing about:

I don’t know much about Booz Allen Hamilton, except it might have been smart if they had Mr.
Booz agree to have his name appear 2nd or 3rd in the order of the company name because a) when someone says in shorthand I work for “booz,” it sounds like they’re an alcoholic and b) perhaps, you could get a better website than Oh please tell me there’s someone who’s last name is Humbug using the company’s server for his website, with a url of Booz Allen Hamilton is an incredibly large empire of consultants. I find that funny considering many of the people they hire are young just out of college types. When I think of consultants, I think of a wizened old man or maybe someone like Deep Throat, not a guy just out of college who probably doesn’t remember most of what he just learned.

I seriously would like to know how most of the consultants are more qualified than the people they’re consulting and if that’s not a good enough explanation for the mind-numbing bureaucratic slowdown that plagues Washington: Too many consultants not enough doers.

Disclaimer: I know pretty much nothing about Booz Allen Hamilton, so don’t take this blog entry seriously as a hard-hitting expose on that company.

OK: tune in next week when I attack Freddie Mac, which I originally thought for a very long time was a Fast Food Chain