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Stable job but few opportunities for advancement.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I worked at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Interesting work, stable job, good people.

Cons

Not a lot of promotion opportunities and annual salary adjustments are generally smaller than those of executive branch agencies.

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Performance reviews should be objective and fair; invest in your best employees if you want to retain them.

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    Current Employee - Senior Economist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Economist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Meaningful and interesting work, with possibility of strong policy impact. Great colleagues. Excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic process to doing the work.

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    OK experience for liberal minded, great experience for conservative.

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

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

    Pros

    Senior level management at the director level is astounding.

    Cons

    Very conservative environment, not for the liberal minded. A lot of old people. Organization does not really have any power. You basically shuffle paper all day. If you are a young person, think of the movie Office Space, that is actually how you will feel if you work there.

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    You cannot put analysts as a mangers. In order to be a manager, you cannot just mange projects but you need to know how to manage people. Make your analysts take human capital training before promoting them.

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