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Working at U.S. Government Accountability Office

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is making sure that taxpayers get their money's worth from the government. Formerly known as the General Accounting Office, the Government Accountability Office is the investigative arm of Congress, and, as the name ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst (Band 2A) in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst (Band 2A) in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High quality people and projects. Work/life balance is an agency priority. GAO has broad access to federal agency information, and there are many opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    The organization is extremely risk-averse and process-focused, which can impact delivery and diminish the impact of the work. Pay is at least 10 percent below market value.

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U.S. Government Accountability Office Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Interview session was brief but professional. Interview took place in a panel format, and included mid to senior level management personnel. Questions were direct and directly attributable to the skills required as part of the job.

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U.S. Government Accountability Office Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009

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