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North Carolina Office of the State Auditor Reviews

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  1. "ASA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina Office of the State Auditor full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work if you are looking for work life balance. The atmosphere is great. It really is like a second family. The benefits are great and the pension plan is a nice perk.

    Cons

    It is a small office and growth can be limited. The salaries are fair although they aren't quite up to market. Although it's mostly 40hr weeks, there is expectations for overtime during fiscal year end.

    Advice to Management

    This would be the perfect place to work for someone pursuing an audit career if the salaries were closer to market.


  2. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina Office of the State Auditor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gain lots of experience, I like the work, the work-life balance is great!

    Cons

    Have to account for every minute of every day in time reporting, career progression is not that fast and you really have to sell yourself and go thru interviews and tests to move up. Raises also are not always readily a available. Often have to leave this office to get better pay.

  3. "Information systems auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Job stability because it's a state job. Not required to work a lot of overtime

    Cons

    Very strict policies, not much flexibility (such as telework, flexible work hours, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing the top performing employees.


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina Office of the State Auditor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule, State Retirement, Work Life Balance, Positive working relationship with auditees

    Cons

    Travel has increased substantially as office staff has decreased

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to share the travel load across the office a bit more.


  5. "Not all it claims to be"

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    Current Employee - Auditor
    Current Employee - Auditor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    All the pros of working for a government office such as work life balance,

    Cons

    Women are required to wear pantyhose; career advancements are not based on competency or performance;


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Management is really trying to do the right thing."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina Office of the State Auditor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Important and interesting work
    Smart people (mostly)
    Flexible schedules
    Work-life balance
    Focus on organizational health
    Excellent training & employee development
    Fair (not fantastic) salaries in most bands

    Cons

    Constant pressure cooker environment
    Mixed messages from management regarding priorities
    Hard to get rid of non-performers

    Advice to Management

    The fear emanating from the management team is palpable. We understand that the specter of outsourcing is ever-present; but instead of always looking for ways to act like a CPA firm, why not highlight the ways we are better? There are plenty.


  7. "There are perks and pitfalls"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Auditor in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at North Carolina Office of the State Auditor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management does recognize to pay for performance in most cases.
    Alternative schedules allowed.

    Cons

    Drama evoked by mid level and senior management.
    Expectations of employees are disproportionate.

  8. "Passive-aggressive management that is interested more in asserting control than they are solving problems."

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    Former Employee - Assistant State Auditor (Performance) in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant State Auditor (Performance) in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina Office of the State Auditor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair Wages;
    Work/Life Balance Exists;
    Office Provides Mandatory Breaks (Two 15 minute and a 30 minute meal)

    Cons

    Management appeared to take pleasure in demoting and terminating employees.
    The office culture was very negative; management was successful in stifling employees the thoughts of people who were hired in large part for their critical thinking abilities.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be aware that they they have an unusually high churn rate for a white-collar organization; particularly in a weak economy. However, given that there isn't an economic detriment to management (wages are not dependent on a specific amount of output), they may not care.


  9. "Good benefits, but not really a great career choice"

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    Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexibility. You can take time off whenever you need to. There is not that much travel involved.

    Cons

    Good luck getting any raise or promotion. They do not pay for the CPA exam

    Advice to Management

    I know they are in a tough position because they have a budget they must adhere to, but more money would be nice.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Possibly the worst working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina Office of the State Auditor full-time

    Pros

    Exposed to all levels and types of governmental operations.

    Cons

    Office is dominated by back-biting, back-stabbing, manipulative people. Supervisors do not support employees. Almost 100% employee-turnover in less than 2 years. The promise is performance based promotions. Practice is extreme favoritism.

    If you are not favored by the Queen, then forget advancing, ever.