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Classification and Staffing Consultant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 15, 2017
This agency was very flexible in it's use of telework and balancing work and life for its employees.

A typical day was fast paced and full of research and providing answers to clients and prospective employees. I learned to be a better manager due to the leadership.

The hardest part of the job was receiving over 7000 applications for 150 positions nationwide. We had to establish a system to process in a speedy manner to ensure timely hiring.

The most enjoyable part was offering recent college graduates their first Federal position.
Pros
Telework
Cons
Support staff not held to a high standard.
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Excellent workplace, interesting audits, a chance to see changes made in government programs.
Supervisory Auditor (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIJanuary 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.
Pros
Varied assignments, possible travel, gaining insights into agency operations
Cons
Pressure to issue final reports on time can be intense.
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Federal auditing
Student Trainee (Management & Program Analyst) (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 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.
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It is a great organization
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 11, 2016
It is a great organization with diversity and learning environment. During the time I was working as an analyst to review the effectiveness and fairness of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.
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A fantastic organization that helps you build your career. GAO is a great organization. Employees are exceptionally brilliant there. All staff is very
Java Developer (Consultant) (Former Employee) –  Washington City, DCSeptember 9, 2016
GAO is a great organization. Employees are exceptionally brilliant there. All staff is very helpful. An excellent learning experience.
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Great place to work
Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 14, 2016
While at the Government Accountability Office, I enjoyed working with my team to monitor the GAO network. The employees there were all very professional and great to work with.
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good
investigator (Current Employee) –  DCSeptember 3, 2015
nice place to work

people are friendly and earnest believers in GAO and its culture. Good balance of work and life away from GAO.
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Great place to work
Records management (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 3, 2015
Great people and great place to work. work flows was very manageable. flexible work schedule. Manager of Human Capital was great. learned a lot of new skills to add to my resume.
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Auditor, PE 0511 01 (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 27, 2015
I've experienced a variety of different management styles at GAO. Most mangers have been a pleasure to work with, but other's seem to have a little more work cut out for them when dealing with people.
Pros
Free parking, cafe has great food, telework
Cons
Pay raises are different amongst races
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Senior Manager, IT Cyber Security (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 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.
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Highly Analytical Environment
Learning Consultant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 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.
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Good place to work
Service Center Assistant (This is a federal job) (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 28, 2015
I miss my time at GAO. The work her at time was monotonous, but aside from that it was an excellent place to work.
Pros
Work life balance for some positions are great
Cons
Not much upward mobility
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College Internship (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 17, 2013
The best internship I had. I completed three projects in 12 weeks. I learned a lot.
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Most Developed Among Government Agencies
Policy Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 3, 2013
A place that combines think tank culture and legislative initiative
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productive and fun in the workplace
Secretary I (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 12, 2013
administrative duties
HR work
great work environment
excellent co-workers
Pros
flexiable time
Cons
contractor
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productive and fun in the workplace
Secretary I (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 12, 2013
administrative duties
HR work
great work environment
great team I work for
Would be better if I was a federal employee
Pros
flexiable time
Cons
contractor
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At times a productive workplace.
SENIOR SPECIAL AGENT-Top Secret SCI, Q Clearance (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 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.
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Flexible work environment, room to grow
Human Capital Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 10, 2012
Small agency that cares about its employees. Room to move around and work on different subject areas.
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depends on the person
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 31, 2012
GAO is a really good place to work if you enjoy the work and if you're aliged good people. However, there are no guarantees in terms of who you work with
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