Our work isn't one-size-fits-all, and we don't have to look that way either. We call our dress code “Dress For Your Day,” which means our employees choose the attire that fits their schedule, environment, location, and personal brand.
At Booz Allen, you used to be able to tell who the top ranking officers in the room were based on the cut of their suit, but not anymore. We are flattening the organization, and part of that means dressing for maximum efficiency—and comfort. The firm also offers discounts at major retailers so you can buy yourself some brand new threads.
Our employees asked for this relaxation of the corporate dress code—it was one of the top requests on one of our many idea competitions that we call “Garage Challenges.” The Challenges give us the chance to listen to our employees and keep them happy and connected to the firm.
This move away from the stodgy suit-and-tie look also reflects our evolving brand—we’ve got scientists, developers, designers, analysts, coders and more.
Just how stylish are we? Our very own senior associate, Michael Dumlao, was named to Washingtonian’s 2016 Style Setters as one of the area’s 10 best dressed.
“It’s past time we owned who we are and who we’re becoming—a firm with amazing ideas and people,” says Senior Vice President of People Services Betty Thompson. “A firm that’s ‘mind-melded’ to our client’s mission. One that makes you want to stay, and others want to join."