I have a feeling that I may receive an offer from Booz Allen Hamilton and I have some questions. Before that, here’s a breakdown of my situation:
Current Company: NASA, not a contractor. I’m leaving due to stagnancy and extremely toxic pompous and arrogant culture.
TC: – $112k base in Houston with no real bonus. Yes, I know this is good for the area and Civil Service.
YOE- 11.5 (5 with DOD and 6.5 with NASA)
Current role: Contracting Officer/Manager with unlimited warrant.
Field: Supply chain management/ Government contract life-cycle management
I just finished my 3rd round interview and I should know something this week. I also informed HR in the beginning of this process that my minimum is $125K, which I plan on negotiating higher if I receive an offer.
The position is a Senior Acquisition/Contracts Specialist Consultant role in San Diego. I believe they will bring me in at an Associate level. Also please keep in mind that I understand that this is basically Government Contracting/procurement so I know what I’m getting myself into.
I also believe I will still be marketable as I’ve had unsuccessful interviews with:
Facebook -Had an onsite with 5 rounds where one person asked me how I’d build a ship. I know I did well, but it wasn’t meant to be. I think I was also there to meet a diversity quota since diversity is basically nonexistent.
Amazon – 2 interviews for separate positions plus a ghost on a 3rd.Thank God that didn’t fall through
Apple- Wasn’t what they were looking for as I didn’t meet their immediate needs.
Google bet (Fiber) - Wasn’t what they were looking for as I didn’t meet their immediate needs.
Twitter – Pretty sure I only moved forward to meet a quota. Hiring Manager was looking for someone with a CPA and they knew I didn’t have that
Flexport – 2 interviews for 2 different roles. This was for practice.
Deloitte (Atlanta, GA)- Just got pinged by them to finish my EEO/Affirmative action information in order to be considered further. I'm taking this with a grain of salt
Soooooo. With all that being stated:
1. Can an Associate in a high cost of living area make at least $125k?
2. Does BAH negotiate salary?
3. Any insight on the San Diego office culture? I have a good vibe thus far and read some positive reviews, but more information is always good in my opinion.
2) Definietly. Them counter offering is the worst that can happen if you ask for higher.
3) I'd imagine all the projects there are for the naval base or navy related.