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    Great place to learn!

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time (more than 10 years)


    I got wonderful training at GAO, worked with smart people, and contributed meaningfully to making government work better. Work-life flexibilities are amazing!


    The work processes are slow....very slow.

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U.S. Government Accountability Office Interviews

Updated Nov 1, 2014
Updated Nov 1, 2014

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    Senior Social Science Analyst Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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    The hiring process, as someone who participated in it from the inside, is not as efficient as it could/should be. Human resources gets in its own way and abides by archaic rules that need to be changed. That said, the process is quicker now than it has been in the past.

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    As a mid-career hire, I had more leeway to negotiate. They were still stingy on the base salary in the end (at the lower end of the advertised range).
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U.S. Government Accountability Office Awards & Accolades

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Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009

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Website www.gao.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1921
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is making sure that taxpayers get their money's worth from the government. Formerly known as the General Accounting Office, the Government Accountability Office is the investigative arm of Congress, and, as the name suggests, it strives to ensure accountability in the legislative and executive branches of government. The independent and nonpartisan agency examines federal spending, advises Congress and heads of executive agencies about the effectiveness and responsiveness of government, evaluates federal programs, audits... More

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