Do you all actually enjoy fed work?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I also spent two years in commercial prior to going government. The immaturity of the practice and client can be challenging, but it's better than perpetually rolling forward last year's work just to update numbers, and most of us actually have an impact on the success of the group.

The complaints about exit opportunities are laughable. That sweet senior accountant job can be done by anyone with two years of experience.


I had a small taste of commercial work when I first started and with that in mind, yes I absolutely enjoy Fed work. Even in Audit, I basically work as a consultant because my client is so ass backwards. It’s nice to perform a procedure and actually use your brain as opposed to just SALYing some bullshit that doesn’t actually make a difference.


Sometimes. I've always been in public sector my entire career because it's my passion and I get horrified by the inefficiency and waste


yes. especially for IT audit


More Posts

In EY GDS, if someone resigns, can they be offered immediate hike for retention or will they have to wait till the next general cycle, i.e. October?


How mature is the PE industry in emerging markets (SEA, Africa, Latin America, etc). Just limited to mega funds or could one break in without IB experience? Based in US currently


I realized that a senior associate has been bcc’ing the partner when they send an “admonishing email” about things I missed. This seems… kind of backstabbing but please let me know otherwise.


What's going on this weekend? Any fun holiday shops or pop-up bars I could check out?


Why do so many people need sponsorship? Most people I speak to in tech (data) require some sort of sponsorship. Just curious why this is.


Does anyone have a good home office chair recommendation? Looking for something ergonomic preferably under $250.


Is anyone building ads using AMP? How was it without the use of animation libraries?

ABM is looking for an experienced change manager to join a newly created change management office. Great opportunity to help establish this team and the company has excellent work/life balance.

Happy to share more deets if interested!


VSA Partners? Thoughts?


Hi guys, how long does it take for Deloitte usi to respond for the applications applied in the career site.? I applied on 1st October, till now no answer. The application statuses are still reflecting as "Applied". Can someone guide me here please...

Is MBB pre-MBA more prestigious than post-MBA?


Things I miss most pre COVID - concerts and festivals 😑


Anyone have any luck getting appointments for H1B stamping in December or January?


Does PWC offer a well-being stipend similar to Deloitte to be spent on activities like ski passes etc? Deloitte offers $500-$1000 each FY


VMware Opening support domain, DM for referral

Post Photo

Hello! I’m new at PBL learning. Where can I find already prepared lessons? I’d like to use other teachers’ successful lesson plans before I try to create my own.


How does leaving for a competitor at the M level work? Do you disclose to the Firm? Do they ask as part of your resignation? Being recruited by one but wondering will it just be a problem.


How is onsite opportunity in citiustech? If we perform good consistently, will we get chance to go onsite... Or it's like other MNCs where you'll have to perform really very very very much to get it.

Omnipoint, why you ghosting all of us?


I am going to be bold and ask for this favor openly — I am pretty desperate to transition out of consulting. Looking into a few roles at Salesforce. Can someone be kind enough to refer me? 🙏


Additional Posts in Govt & Public Services

Is PwC actually selling their Federal practice? It has a scent of fake news.

For those working in the public sector, what is your decision making process for selecting consulting services?


Implications of the PwC sale? Are those fuckers coming for Uncle Peat’s Fed Audit stranglehold?

Anyone here in Cyber/privacy? Would love to connect. Am a JD in tax and interested in making the pivot.

Just got invited to take the internal revenue agent assessment for an IRS revenue agent position I applied for, does anyone have any insight as to what to expect?


For those who don’t have their CPAs, Who long did it take you to pass the CGFM? How much time did you spend studying for each exam?


Anyone here from Deloitte? I heard they give $20K bonuses for TS/SCI.... sounds false

Anyone here work State and Higher Ed practice for advisory for Deloitte. Thinking of making a switch and want to know what culture is like


I wouldn't believe 20k but probably a huge bonus as TS/SCI is hard to get

Good bye PwC/Veritas/Newco. It was fun while it lasted.

I’ve decided to make my career in the government side of consulting. Been doing it 10 years. Seems hard to find jobs where I manage people unless at a big 4. Anyone else find this true?

EY vs KPMG gov/fed audit? The good? The bad?

Raise and bonus were a huge disappointment and just had a PPMD lie to my face about a project. 10 years with Deloitte and great reviews, but it’s time to move on. Looking for feedback from other companies.


I'm here for the pants party.


What percentage of raise have you asked for when going from Senior to Supervisor?

What should my salary range be as a consultant?

What is the appetite for tax policies consultancy in North America?

What is your day to day work like in government and public sector consulting? Interested in transitioning into this field


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the
Fishbowl app

See what’s happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

A phone with Fishbowl app

Send download link to your phone


Scan your QR code to download
Fishbowl app on your mobile

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Messaging rates may apply

Download app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or