Financial Research and Loan Assistant (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – October 28, 2016
Lots of research and you learn a lot about credit unions and how they function and finance in general. Great co-workers and opportunities to take on and tackle new projects. Possibility for travel. Hours are great-M-F 40 hours.
Intern (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – January 21, 2016
Visited the different departments in the NCUA. Completed audits and examinations of different banks in the DC,VA area. Learned the different processes and benefits of minority and women owned businesses. Rewrote bylaws and processes of the OMWI department. (Office of Minority and Women Inclusions)
The NCUA, an independent federal agency created by Congress, regulates, charters and supervises federal credit unions. A typical day in the office is everyone comes in and says good morning to one another, we get a run down of what is on the agenda for the day, and we begin to work. We work as a team to help each other out on any tasks or questions that we may have that we do not know the answer to, but someone else on the team will. Everyone gets along great in my section, that is why it is so easy to come into work each and every day. I worked with some very intelligent people who made great efforts to accomplish the corporate goal.
Regulatory experience, government benefits, and a good chance to travel, the benefits and salaries offered by NCUA exceed those offered at other federal agencies, the workload was with reasonable deadlines.
very rigid processes and standards that have to be observed in areas of HR, low training expose for contractors, very hierarchical culture
Examiner (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – December 12, 2015
I would definitely recommend NCUA as a great place to work. Although I was employed at NCUA for a short period of time, I was able to retain a considerable amount of information and learned about the federal hierarchy system. Almost everyone I worked with was friendly and helpful and I hope to get rehired at this agency in the future.
A typical day includes researching financial records, reconstructing member accounts using Excel, and identifying many facets of fraudulent activity. Utilizing VLookup and simple Macros assist in making my work more efficient. I also complete journal entries and check requests, in addition to communicating with various members.
I have learned that fraud can come in many forms. My experience with Excel formulas has grown.
Management is wonderful. They are approachable, understanding, and encourage independent work. They are also good at making employees feel valued.
Co-workers are a lot of fun. We have enjoyed multiple potlucks and functions together.
The most difficult part of the job is communicating with disgruntled members.
The most enjoyable part of the job is using Excel to help identify fraudulent activity and learning new formulas to be more productive and efficient.
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (CONTRACTOR - AMAC/DLMS) (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – July 24, 2015
Relaxed environment with helpful team work type authority figures. Great place to learn information about how financial systems are managed, regulated, and maintained. Good place to expand skill set and gain additional software knowledge.
Student Intern (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – February 19, 2014
I love working at NCUA. The employees are very friendly and open to teaching me as an intern. I have learned a tremendous amount of things about credit unions and economics as a whole through working here over the past year. I highly recommend interning or applying to work here.
Credit Union Examiner - CU -11 (Current Employee) – Atlanta, Ga – August 12, 2013
Each day is usually different as a new examination is performed every two weeks or so. The job requires a lot of travel (usually two to three weeks/month). However, the hours can sometimes be flexible, which helps with abrupt changes to the schedule.