At Booz Allen, community is more than a concept—it’s reality. Community is what drives us as we collaborate to solve challenging problems and it’s what connects us when we need support. Whether we’re working in person or at a distance, our deep investment in one another always shines through. Having a community and a sense of belonging is important—it’s what ties us together.
This has never been clearer than during the last year. When unprecedented events threatened to upend our way of working, Booz Allen pulled together as one big global community.
“It took everyone a little time to figure out how to connect virtually, but our leadership reminded us that we were not alone,” says Joshua Singer, associate general counsel. “Our executives, including our President and Chief Executive Officer Horacio Rozanski, held weekly storytime with the children of Booz Allen as a low-key way for us to be together in the middle of so much uncertainty.”
But our passion for community existed long before the pandemic. People-focused efforts, such as business resource groups; Yammer personal interest groups; our employee wellness program, PowerUp; our FlexEd tuition reimbursement program; and versatile working situations give our people many ways to find themselves within our greater team.
“To me, community at Booz Allen means the space to take chances in your career,” says Heather Noftall, essentials learning director. “It’s a way to dabble outside of your core work with the full support of your team and leadership.”
This is something that especially matters to Sian Lewis, lead data scientist. “I’m a lifelong learner and Booz Allen offers me room to grow, both personally and professionally,” she says.
While the mission of our clients, leading-edge tech, and the chance to have an impact draw us to Booz Allen, our community unites us.
“A sense of community allows us to support and encourage each other,” Sian agrees. “In order to accomplish any task in life, I can’t do it by myself, I need a community. When I came to work at Booz Allen, the first thing I did was seek out a community—and I found that it was all around me.”