U.S. Government Accountability Office Reviews | Glassdoor

U.S. Government Accountability Office Reviews

To filter reviews, or .

Found 170 reviews

3.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
77%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
Approve of CEO
U.S. Government Accountability Office CEO Eugene Louis Dodaro
Eugene Louis Dodaro
93 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "The work can move very slowly, and the organization is on the whole slow to change and risk-averse(in 12 reviews)

  • "Introverted peers in work environment can appear a bit isolated(in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Model Government Agency To Work For

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Overall
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great Salary, Great People, Relaxed Environment

    Cons

    Promotions Can Be Slow At Times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Good Work

  2. Great place to work

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Overall
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Warm culture, helpful teams, flexible hours

    Cons

    Outdated technology, easy to get lost in your work

  3. The only US government organization that tells the truth

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Overall
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Good mission, genuinely caring organization, high initial pay for government

    Cons

    Timid with recommendations. It's union makes it difficult to impossible to best serve employees and get the work done; highly bureaucratic, relatively low pay for senior officials; promotion potential limited.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks, be confrontational with the union, exercise authority to pay more than other federal agencies to retain high performers.

  4. Challenging and interesting place to work

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Overall
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Government Accountability Office for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people; fulfilling work; exposure to work on the hill; you rotate assignments once every 12-18 months

    Cons

    Strict hierarchy of roles and position;

  5. Senior auditor

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Overall
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, satisfaction in work

    Cons

    Poor pay is lack of incentive

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay

  6. Great and Highly Effective Government Agency

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Overall
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great diversity policies and people values.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for creativity.

  7. Program Analyst Intern

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Overall
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at U.S. Government Accountability Office

    Pros

    Got to work with Senior Managers. Took classes both at the GAO and on the Hill to learn more about the Bureaucratic process. Cool work

    Cons

    Extremely slow paced. The GAO doesn't really keep up pace with the rest of the environment in DC.

    Advice to Management

    Speed it up, and make promotions a little more merit based.

  8. Financial Auditor

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Overall
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time

    Pros

    In the first 5 to 8 years of your career, you'll make about 20k more than your public accounting friends. You'll work only 40 hours and anything over (at most a month) is compensated with OT.

    Cons

    Experience is often based on mission team (department). Raises after 2 years are minimal (however the raised within those first 2 years are substantial)

  9. Good place to work, but pay does not keep pace with the rest of the government

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Overall
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst (IIB) in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Strong dedication to diversity and inclusion. Good work life balance. Important work.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't keep pace with the rest of the government.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people better

  10. Analyst

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Overall
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at U.S. Government Accountability Office full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package and work life balance

    Cons

    None to speak of now

    Advice to Management

    NA

Found 170 reviews