Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen a FORTUNE Best Company

January 23, 2009

FORTUNE magazine cover - Best Places To Work issueMcLean, VA — FORTUNE announced Thursday that Booz Allen Hamilton ranked 52nd on the 12th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. This is the fifth consecutive year that Booz Allen has made the list. The full list and related stories appear in the February 2 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands on Monday, January 26, and now at

A driving factor for the companies on this year’s list is that they excel at creating jobs. Of the 100 companies on the 2009 list, 73 are currently hiring.

In his blog, Managing Editor Andy Serwer writes, “No matter what happens with the economy, the demand for talent will remain. Great companies know that super-motivated, happy, world-class employees are an incredible competitive advantage.”

To pick the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” FORTUNE works with Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz of the Great Place to Work® Institute—a global research and consulting firm with offices in 30 countries—to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.

“We are definitely hiring and have more than 1,000 jobs listed today on We are continuing to hire robustly in growth areas of the business and some of our priorities include software and systems engineers, information assurance and security engineers, and intelligence analysts with access to classified information,” says Booz Allen’s Senior Director of Recruiting Judy Merkel.

More than 81,000 employees from 353 companies responded to the 57-question survey created by the Institute. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the survey, which is sent to a minimum of 400 randomly selected employees. The remaining third is based on a company’s responses to the Culture Audit questionnaire, which asks detailed questions about demographics, pay and benefits, and open-ended questions on philosophy, communication and more.

Any company that is at least seven years old with more the 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible to be included on the list. The deadline for applying for next year’s list is March 31, 2009. For an online nomination form, go to