National Audit Office
3.5 of 5 6 reviews
www.nao.gov.uk London, United Kingdom 500 to 999 Employees

National Audit Office Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jan 16, 2014
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National Audit Office Chairman Sir Andrew Likierman

Sir Andrew Likierman


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    A great place to learn.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood learning and development opportunities. Reasonable pay, friendly people. Good structure. Good work life balance. Nice modern offices.
    Good opportunities for graduates, well structured and valued graduate training scheme.
    Opportunity to contribute in the public sector, work is well respected.

    ConsLimited career opportunities - depending on where you work - if in audit there is a clear career path, other specialist areas have limited progression opportunities. Is still quite hierarchical, lots of reviews and amendments to work by senior managers so difficult to own and progress your work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical public sector organisation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood work-life balance, varied work

    Consnot much focus on career development and acknowledgement of skills

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Reasonable training experience but lacks meritocracy

    Audit Principal (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood training experience with wide range of clients with unique access and oversight function.
    Value for money products provide the opportunity to add real value and influence on Government spending decisions.

    ConsWork cycle is very cyclical and therefore work flow can vary drastically.
    Constant changes to strategy (every 3-4yrs) creates additional work with no real change in output.
    Best opportunities offered to a select few regardless of merit (with a decisions made in the pub type culture)
    HR have begun auditing employees swiping in and out of office records which has created an unpleasant environment to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust employees to do their job professionally and in good faith.
    Challenge the unconscious bias which seems to be rampant within the organisation. This can be seen in grades awarded to ethnic minorities and is apparent in the number which have been force to leave in the last few years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to learn the ropes of consulting without the long hours.

    Audit Manager (VFM) (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsMake a difference to the public sector in Britain.
    Work across all government departments, with amazing access to senior officials and confidential information.
    Learn how to make research relevant and how to write it up accessibly.
    Good work-life balance for good pay.

    ConsPoor senior management, lacking leadership.
    Culture where it is hard to challenge upwards.
    Work can get samey after a while.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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