U.S. Government Accountability Office

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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

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not for the creative

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

    I worked at U.S. Government Accountability Office

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best parts of working for the GAO were job Security, consistency, benefits, and knowing that you are helping the government not waste money.

    Cons

    The Directors were completely out of touch with the staff and there was not middle management leadership to encourage greater understanding between the two.

    Advice to Management

    The Management needs to spend more time leading the staff and encouraging innovative as well as creative thinking, rather than doing what has been done in the past.


  2. Helpful (3)

    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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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