National Audit Office

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  1.  

    A great place to learn.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Audit Office full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Limited 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.

    Recommends
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    Typical public sector organisation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Audit Office for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good work-life balance, varied work

    Cons

    not much focus on career development and acknowledgement of skills

    Recommends
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    Reasonable training experience but lacks meritocracy

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

    I worked at National Audit Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Work 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 ManagementAdvice

    Trust 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    A great place to learn the ropes of consulting without the long hours.

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

    I have been working at National Audit Office

    Pros

    Make 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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