U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Job prospects are improving.

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

Pros

Flexible work schedule, which makes it family friendly. Depending on the team you're on, you may work on one project for up to about a year or on several at once. Work you are doing is for Congress and sometimes leads to saving the government money, testimonies, and news media attention.

Cons

Antiquated IT systems and equipment, but some of it was postponed to avoid furloughs and/or RIFs. Hiring and COLA has been non-existent for the past few years. Hard to be promoted after the first promotion level (2A).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more attentive to the "retired on active duty" types, because the younger workers get discouraged. Like that you put employees first in tight budgetary times.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for U.S. Government Accountability Office

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    Analyst

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

    Pros

    The agency has a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The work can be demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    GAO Analyst

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

    Pros

    Variety of work topics
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Treat Ph.D.s like everyone else, i.e., don't seem to value a Ph.D.'s expertise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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