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Updated January 10, 2018
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Defense Contract Audit Agency Under Secretary of Defense and Chief Financial Officer David L Norquist
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Pros
  • Work-life balance, federal benefits (in 36 reviews)

  • The work flexible work schedule is great as you can start as early as 600 in the morning an as late as 930 (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Each change of supervisor or office is like a new job because there is little to no consistency to how things are done (in 7 reviews)

  • If you are a male seeking a career with promotion beyond GS-12, go somewhere else (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The best part of the job are hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is repetitive.


  2. "Senior Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Auditor
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Defense Contract Audit Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Flexible and compressed work schedules.

    Cons

    Slow pace. Lack of promotional opportunity.

  3. "Training Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Defense Contract Audit Agency full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance of the job allows you time to work the job and take care of family needs.

    Cons

    There is no upward mobility in this field for a member to grow and advance ones career.


  4. "Senior Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Defense Contract Audit Agency full-time

    Pros

    Nice work/ life balance and job security.

    Cons

    transition to other private area is not easy.


  5. "Senior Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Defense Contract Audit Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, Given good opportunities to advance, Good work environment.

    Cons

    I really can't think on none.


  6. "What is it like to work for DCAA"

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    Current Employee - Senior Auditor
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Defense Contract Audit Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As with any job there are good things and bad things. They are in the middle.

    Cons

    Being tied to congressional politics is disheartening.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work. Rome was not built overnight and it didn't colaspe overnight. Thus you controlnthe destiny of success or failure. Your minions are depending on you to make the right call.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A comfortable company to retire with if you're ok with boredom"

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Defense Contract Audit Agency full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As with all government agencies, there is a big premium on work life balance. Just did your work hours, go home. There are rare instances in OT or compensatory time. Travel is low to zero in most assignments. Work CAN be engaging sometimes

    Cons

    The mundane work, the stagnant hierarchy, unappreciative attitudes, constant turmoil directly attributed to government politics. Low pay compared to peers, expensive healthcare premiums, no maternity leave, no short term disability, reduction in employee protection.

    Advice to Management

    Dont even know where to begin. You retain employees, the agency will need better benefits and assignments.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Auditor
    Current Employee - Auditor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Defense Contract Audit Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, federal benefits. Hard to beat the telework options, flex schedule, time off, and health/life insurance benefits. You can get GS-12 from a GS-7 within 3 years, doubling your salary.

    Cons

    Lack of structure, management lacks vision, too bureaucratic, takes forever to get anything done. Hard to see value of work. After hitting GS-12, have to compete to become supervisor (stressful job) and also sign an agreement to move every 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Care more about employees than the red tape.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great agency"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Auditor in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Defense Contract Audit Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great
    Pay
    Benefits
    Training
    Travel

    Cons

    None that I have seen so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Benefits are great

    Cons

    Bad management not training staff

    Advice to Management

    Train


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