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"State Auditor's"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor
Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Washington State Auditors full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great flexibility, great work/life balance, they only expect you to put in your 40 hours, flex-schedules are available, extensive opportunities to see the inner workings of state and local governments, and to present information to elected officials in public meetings.

Cons

The career track is limited if you want to get exposure to different types of auditing. Promotions can come quick until you get to the first step in management. At that point, openings are limited, competitive, and partially driven by politics. It is possible to work here for an entire career and not go into management if that is what you want, but compensation is limited if you do that.

Advice to Management

Work on expanding the types of auditing done so staff can become more well-rounded in their experiences. Sure, this makes them more attractive to other employers but it also builds their strengths.

Other Employee Reviews for Washington State Auditors

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    "Started with high expectations, now disappointed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor
    Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Washington State Auditors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, depending on current management agenda
    Can't be fired easily
    Interesting, varied and sometimes fun work
    In teams that have a lot of small audits, you get a lot of experience leading audits and supervising staff
    Excellent co-workers

    Cons

    Stress
    Very little room for growth and promotions, no technical promotional paths
    Striving to meet goals, increase client satisfaction, or create excellent or efficient work does not result in any tangible benefits for employees
    Very little training budget, even for Information Systems team - its about $230-270 per (this includes travel) allowed for outside training for two years
    No tuition or certification reimbursement, despite existing program and initial promises
    Poor executive management - words and actions often vastly different from each other
    Instead of investing early to prevent technical or professional problems, Olympia is often putting out fires
    Cut support specialists, which increases the difficulty to get answers on technical or regulatory and legal audit-related questions
    Pressure from both management and clients to keep hours low, even for audits that have large issues


  2. "State Auditor's Office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Continuing professional education is provided.

    Cons

    Travel, pack up setting up and securing laptop get tedious.

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