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Great organization, but difficult budgetary environmental currently

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Current Employee - Senior Policy Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Policy Analyst in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office

Pros

Work/Life balance, flex-work schedules, very supportive, great feedback on performance, and you get to work on timely issues that matter to the country.

Cons

uncertainty around budget, organization is contracting not growing, pay is below market rate.

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    Passive-aggressive behavior thrives here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office

    Pros

    PDP program/Union allows new employees the chance to increase their salaries fairly easily.

    Great reputation/credibility

    With the right backing, an employee can rise fairly rapidly.

    Depending on the team you are on, it can be a very pleasant experience

    Cons

    Ultra-competitive work environment

    Can be a shark tank - people backstab for sport

    Too much attention placed on surveys, rather than actual work accomplished. Agency seems more interested in patting itself on the back instead of improving.

    Agency talks the talk regarding diversity, but does not walk the walk. If you don't conform, you don't succeed.

    An obvious caste system - certain mission teams and individuals within them have more respect than others.

    Many managers make decisions based on gossip and opinion, rather than facts. Confidentiality is a joke.

    Agency is undergoing a major transitional period. There has been a lot of turnover in upper management.

    Resistance to change

    Management hears what it wants to hear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach...GAO prides itself on its integrity, however, not all employees or managers live up to that standard.

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    Surprisingly competitive B students from state schools

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

    I worked at U.S. Government Accountability Office

    Pros

    Great benefits, location is convenient, work can be interesting, pay for performance can lead to higher salaries than seen in the federal government, young and motivated workforce for the most part

    Cons

    A lot of those people in your PSC 101 class who couldn't get hired at Booz or Deloitte fighting over jobs that don't matter, senior management is often comprised of "yes" men, performance reviews mean nothing and don't provide useful feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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