Excellent workplace, interesting audits, a chance to see changes made in government programs.
Supervisory Auditor (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – January 3, 2017
Most audits are performance audits designed to determine whether monies financing a federal program are being spent efficiently and a programs' objectives are being achieved. Because of the number and variety of federal programs, the audit assignments can range from A to Z. Most gratifying is seeing a recommendation for improving a program come into being because of the work you've done.
Varied assignments, possible travel, gaining insights into agency operations
Pressure to issue final reports on time can be intense.
Student Trainee (Management & Program Analyst) (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – November 11, 2016
The US Government Accountability Office is an excellent place for anyone with an interest in auditing and program evaluation. It has a great work life balance and a supportive team environment. Technology is slow though, and projects are assigned, not chosen.
Senior Manager, IT Cyber Security (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 15, 2015
Provide IT support to Congressional inspectors general, government accountability. Web applications & business systems, mobile devices, virtual desktop thin clients, virtual servers, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service.
Learning Consultant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 5, 2015
Charged with analyzing government programs, GAO is very good at digging into a request and engaging stakeholders. This translates into an environment which is very interested in quality and ensuring products are perfect.
SENIOR SPECIAL AGENT-Top Secret SCI, Q Clearance (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 3, 2013
There were plenty of positive aspects about this job and I learned a great deal from it. The mismanagement in the unit was obvious to all inside and outside of GAO and it reflected with a high turnover rate and internal and external investigations about the unit.