U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Current Employee - Assistant Director in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Assistant Director in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Upper management tries hard to balance all concerns

Cons

While promotions in the early years are merit based, in the later years there are very very few promotions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a career track for technical specialists

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Good learning experience for research

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

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

    Pros

    My team was very smart; full of highly educated people
    On any engagement, you will work with different specialists such as policy evaluation experts, economists, data analysts, and regular analysts
    There is ongoing training research methods

    Cons

    Sometimes it required long hours to get a project done for a deadline

    Some research units are swamped with lots of work because multiple teams are giving them work
    Data analysts seemed overworked and asked to do things they couldn't because some other team members did not understand what can or cannot be done using statistical software

    Teams sometimes squabble over engagements and it's easy to pass blame

    Reports must adhere to exacting standards of accuracy

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    more social events
    people complained about the bonus incentive structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Challenging, welcoming, and worthy of their reputation

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at U.S. Government Accountability Office as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great experience
    - Inclusive
    - Government benefits

    Cons

    - Still a government agency
    - Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unnecessary work can be eliminated if the politcs around report writing are eliminated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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