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Great Salary
Lead Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 17, 2017
You get burned out very fast....working here is like working with crabs in a bucket...too many back stabbers among the workers, and management needs a little work.
Pros
Salary
Cons
100 percent travel - away from home for months, bad co-workers, really too many to list.
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Legal Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Ft. Worth, TXMay 4, 2017
-Assessed loan applications
-Communicated with clients
-discussed loan liabilities with clients
-Sent applications in for auditing
-Approved and dispersed loan funds
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Positive client interaction but unreasonable goal metrics
BUSINESS COUNSELOR (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, ALApril 11, 2017
The SBDC I worked in had a manager who cared nothing about goals set by SBA and had staff participate in numerous projects that required time away from doing main job.
Pros
Client interaction and travel; sense of making a difference
Cons
low salary; long work hours
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Productive
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXApril 3, 2017
Great intrinsic satisfaction helping lend money to disaster survivors. everybody was very helpful, the environment was fast-paced. All the employees were dedicated. I loved my manager, team leader, and co-workers. Most of my co-workers were attorneys.
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Special Advisor (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 17, 2017
Political appointee which facilitates capital through banks and other lending partners to small businesses through various initiatives such as the 7(a) and 504 loan programs.
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great culture and learning experience.
Investment Associate Intern (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 1, 2016
Great exposure to Private Equity industry:

• Distilled fund prospectus, track record analysis, and due diligence results into investment memorandums to render recommendations for the approval/denial of credit requests of up to $150 million per fund.
• The first intern in the Licensing Division to directly present a venture capital fund to the SBIC agency Investment Committee, addressed all quantitative and qualitative analysis with regard to the funds analyzed and fund managers.
• Conducted in-depth analysis on private equity firm’s national and international investments, reviewing fund managers’ investment strategies and portfolio’s structure & pricing, analyzing track records (recalculated and benchmarked gross/net IRR, multiples including TVPI,DPI, RPI) and funds’ forecasted statements & loan payback schedules (built coverage ratio projection models) to determine congruence with SBIC Program’s investment philosophy.
• Frequented SBIC Investment Committee interviews of fund managers, portfolio company CEOs and institutional limited partners to perform extensive due diligence on fund managers.
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Important mission
Senior Advisor (political appointee) (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 20, 2016
The Agency has a tremendous mission but resources are not always available to carry it out. The Agency boast some people who are committed to supporting U.S. economic growth.
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Good Employer
Senior Area Manager Northern and Eastern Arizona (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZAugust 2, 2016
Had to vacate position to care for aging parents. Traveled in district to promote programs. Before vacating responsible for review of numerous programs and assisted with set up of regional conference
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Great company to work for
LOAN SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Citrus Heights, CAMay 17, 2016
I really enjoyed my time with this company. It was high stress, but you felt rewarded helping small business succeed in a time where the economy was down.
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Mission driven agency
Lender Relations & Economic Development Specialist (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHApril 5, 2016
The SBA is a well respected agency. It is such a pride to work promoting access to capital for our small businesses and help create jobs through private agency.
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Great place to work
administrative assistant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 4, 2015
Very productive and a great workplace, had many out of office events, and enjoyed the staff tremendously. Was able to work independently, was assigned many tasks that I enjoyed doing.
Pros
Office was very famly oriented
Cons
No cons
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Excellent camaraderie between co-workers and pleasant working conditions for a production environment.
Loan Specialist (Former Employee) –  Citrus Heights, CASeptember 10, 2015
Each day was rewarding because you were helping people overcome the hardship of natural disasters. I learned to be professional while working with with emotional homeowners and business owners. The hardest part of the job was, in some cases, not being able to make the homeowner or business whole due to the product being a loan with qualifications. Management was very understanding of the pressures of dealing with frustrated disaster victims.
Pros
Great job
Cons
Not enough time or resources to help everyone.
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Great place.
DAA (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 27, 2015
Working at the SBA is rewarding knowing you are helping small businesses thrive.

A typical day includes a morning meeting, assessing the days agenda, and beginning to contact our stakeholders.

Most days are broken up well by interaction with coworkers and meetings.
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Not a great culture; highly politicized
Director, Training and Benefits Division (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 16, 2015
I do not recommend SBA as a career choice. Managers and executives micromanage. There are a number of political appointees who do not take the mission seriously.
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ok
Human Resource Specialist (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 9, 2015
ok but in my opinion and THAT IS ALL THIS and this is no reflection on the employees that work there so it was just ok lots of travel in peak timw
Pros
none
Cons
mone
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fun, hard work
LOAN OFFICER 3 (Current Employee) –  Citrus Heights, CAMarch 20, 2015
excellent part time job, sad SBA does not appreciate the good people the hire.

Good tech support, excellent computers

co-workers mostly dedicated and smart

hardest part was the hours, 12 a day, 7 days a week

Enjoyable part help others in need.
Pros
helping people with loans
Cons
7 day a week 12 hour days
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Enjoyed it until my last two years
Administrative Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXFebruary 1, 2015
I loved and miss my coworkers, and everyday was different, with a new set of challenges. However, a few people can make a job miserable.
Pros
Hourly pay.
Cons
Managment
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Good
Loan Officer/Loan Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJanuary 12, 2015
Great place to work management cared about their personnel
compensation benefits were good, job culture enjoyable work balance was hard work more than 40 hrs/7 days a week.
Pros
Pot lucks, short breaks, healthcare, lunch hours 45 min, flexible request for time off
Cons
No days off, worked more than 40hrs week
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Execelent enviroment, great training
Business Analyst Intern (Current Employee) –  Fresno CaliforniaDecember 6, 2014
Excellent place to work. Powerhouse executives controlling boardrooms, and managing projects with expertise. Where I learned the technical skills of being an analyst. My day consists of constructing/managing/administrating dashboard databases, records management, technical writing, financial forecasting, and trend analysis.
Pros
Training, career advancement, professional enviroment.
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productive work enviroment
Construction Analyst (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VAJune 27, 2014
 Using a practical knowledge of architectural design and construction practices, performed examinations of federal construction standards (IBC 2006), the estimation of costs of construction or repair of both residential and commercial construction.
 Performed on-site inspections of residential and commercial properties to determine extent of damage and costs to repair and/or replace fiscal and real property losses.
 Duties also included the collection, analysis and development of cost information for both fiscal and real property on residential and construction.
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