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Washington State Auditors Reviews

Updated October 27, 2016
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  1. "Good job if you like auditing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant State Auditor
    Former Employee - Assistant State Auditor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Washington State Auditors full-time

    Pros

    -Gets paid for travel time
    -Great people to work with
    -Good advancement opportunities

    Cons

    -Clients can be very annoying
    -Can be very stressful during certain times of year
    -Not very consistent audit expectation

    Advice to Management

    Provide better training to new hires and assistant managers needs to be more consistent when reviewing audits


  2. "State Auditor's Office"

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    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Washington State Auditors full-time

    Pros

    Great team, and the organization cares about their employees. Supportive environment overall.

    Cons

    Pay is low, much lower than the private sector, high stress. Management is overworked and disorganised, and although they want to help you, they don't have a lot of time to actually work with you. Definitely a job you get thrown head first into.

    Advice to Management

    Get more management staff on board to help ease the stress, and pay more competitively.


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  5. "Management was made up of good auditors and tenured staff, not leaders."

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    Former Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Washington State Auditors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    8 hour work days. All major holidays are paid for. Because all work is billable, taking days off from work was easy and never an issue.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent. It has an 'every man for himself' model that it runs on (brown nosing is encouraged!) Favoritism was evident. Management was never open to implementing suggestions on how to be better leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead by example. Leadership is a skill that can't really be taught and for that reason ensure that managers are leaders (they are not the same thing). Train employees physically rather than having them sit and watch hours and hours of online training videos.


  6. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Washington State Auditors full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good, not great, you get a wide range of experience dealing with government and local agencies, continuing education, good insurance.

    Cons

    High stress, huge learning curve, always more to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more! More budget hours for federal audits.


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    "A good place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Asa
    Former Employee - Asa
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    great flexible schedule you can make contact for your next position

    Cons

    text from co-worker all hours of the day and night and while on vacation. employees were very competitive not sure why. no room to grow. co dependent employees with no boundries


  8. "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Kennewick, WA
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Kennewick, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Washington State Auditors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of vacation
    Low stress
    Flexible hours
    Great benefits
    Responsive leadership
    Plenty of training

    Cons

    Lots of traveling
    Not a whom lot of pay
    Not very many advancement opportunities
    Strict budgets

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if there were more ways to earn more in the organization. There really isn't any way to advance beyond a certain level without others leaving or retiring.


  9. "It depends on the management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Meet with different people. A broader view to all aspects of accounting.

    Cons

    The pay is not high. Kinda stressful since you have to complete the task within limited time. Life will be harder if the management is mean.


  10. "Great place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington State Auditors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Like wow.

    The state has a defined benefit plan for retirement, so if you intend to work here a long time, it will be pay off in the end.

    Cons

    Pay is quite lower than what you would receive in a CPA firm. Also once you reach an assistant state auditor 3, your options for advancement become limited.

    Advice to Management

    Where I'm at, management is great.


  11. "Assistant State Auditor: Not at same desk every day"

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    Former Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Wenatchee, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant State Auditor in Wenatchee, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Washington State Auditors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As an Assistant State Auditor you get to learn how the state government works, the work-life balance is great as you are limited to 40 hours, and most employees have short days on Fridays.

    Cons

    You are expected to lead an audit within a year, you are limited to 40 hours, most training's are audio recordings which makes it hard to focus, and budget constraints limit the feedback you get on your work-papers.

    Advice to Management

    Make an Auditor in Training Matrix so that audit leads know what new auditors have done in the past.



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