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U.S. Government Accountability Office Comptroller General Eugene Louis Dodaro
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    Satisfying, challenging work but few promotion prospects

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst (Band 2A) in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst (Band 2A) in Washington, DC

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Pros

    Interesting, challenging work; great work/life balance; ability to telework; travel opportunities exist but you're not on the road all the time

    Cons

    Takes forever to get promoted, even for high performers. Staffing process isn't always transparent. We are generally underpaid for our skill set.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ignore poor performers and pretend it's a team communication issue. Sometimes it's really one person's fault and it's demoralizing to others when management turns a blind eye to the few bad apples that exist,


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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through USA Jobs, same as I had for many, many other jobs. This one actually worked out. I received an e-mail asking to set up an in-person interview at the office in DC. All the while, the application on USA Jobs was never properly updated. I went down to the GAO building, and was met in the lobby by an analyst. She told me a bit about the organization, and walked me to a conference room to hold the interview. Two longtime employees interviewed me. They were very warm. They shared about their experience, and offered advice. There was some good back and forth. We exchanged cards, and the young lady who had shown me to the conference room showed me out, and gave me her card to ask if I had any questions. I received an offer letter about 3 weeks later, and began the security screening process.

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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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