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Amazing Agency to work for

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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 for more than a year

Pros

Great culture, wonderful work-life balance, they really care about their employees. You also get to know projects in-depth, and get wonderful visibility with upper management. They care about career progression and provide helpful feedback for employees.

Cons

You work on one project continuously, so if you like lots of different tasks it may be boring.

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    Interesting work, but slow career growth at relatively low pay

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

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Access to high-level government officials, work that is interesting and relevant, new projects every 9-12 months, get to work on a variety of topics, can move around the agency to work on new portfolios, great flexible work environment

    Cons

    Slow job growth, lower salary than comparable jobs in executive branch agencies or private sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more efforts to help good analysts climb up the career ladder

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    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work if you want to be a full time researcher

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GAO has a great training program and offers a very supportive environment for new hires. It's a great opportunity to work as a researcher. You get to analyze data and interview senior agency officials in way that wouldn't be possible anywhere else. GAO is also increasing its telework opportunities.

    Cons

    Extremely limited mobility within the agency - both to other policy teams and for promotions. The agency only does one thing: audit other agencies. There are virtually no opportunities to do something other than research.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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