Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Employee Reviews

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Good folks, bad operations
Contractor (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 2, 2018
There are a lot of good folks working at the SF Fed. However, lots of objectives and intern,al regulations contradicts itself, preventing any actual progress.

Although, they are changing at the snail's pace, nonetheless, they are changing for the better. But if you would to compare FRB of San Francisco vs. FRB of New York, FRBSF is in the lead for changes for the good and transparency.
Pros
Nice folks
Cons
Too secretive
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A place of mission
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 24, 2018
The Federal Reserve has great opportunities to create your own training and really expose yourself to different areas of the bank. The mission is something that you can get behind and recent changes in culture have made the bank more progressive. The mission is profound and if you study any field of economics, you will have an appreciation for what is done. The benefits and pension are still pretty elite. They have great leave and time off.

The only complaints are the pace of change. Senior management has been changing the culture but the director level filters out that message. The ability to make decisions is also layered by decision makers. The organization can get a bit flatter. Sometimes there are too many business managers and not enough people doing the work.
Pros
Benefits, time off, pension, stability, exposure to different areas
Cons
decision making, leadership, diversity
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Good place to grow/learn
Examiner (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 5, 2018
You can learn a lot at the SF Fed, however, promotions can be limited and difficult to get. The people are great to work with. Depending on the job people can travel anywhere from a couple days a year to well over 100.
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Great work/life balance.
Application Developer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 23, 2018
Worked with a wonderful team that collaborated with each other. Able to expand technical skills through training and work assignments. Again, great work/life balance.
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Great work environment.
Lead Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 19, 2018
Very helpful people work at the Bank. The atmosphere is conducive to working together. Management is excellent and fair. A typical day at work is usually enriching in one way or another, I enjoyed reporting for work each morning.
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Talented driven team at work
HR Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 17, 2018
Overall a good company to work for. I worked as an HR coordinator at the federal reserve bank SF branch, I was the go to employee for the entire HR team located on the 16th level of the branch.
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Boring, but comfortable
Senior Project Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 13, 2018
There's little drive to do more than what is required, but that means you get to leave at 5 and you don't have to take work home. Great for people with families, not great for motivated employees early in their career
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Good steady organization
SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 15, 2017
If you're happy with your role and not too ambitious, the Fed can be a great place to work. It's stable and provides for a good work life balance, but there's not a lot of forward momentum.
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wonderful place to work.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CANovember 12, 2017
Wonderful place to work.It is a fast pace atmosphere. Very hard working group of employees. I was promoted every year and received additional bonuses for hard work ethic. I relocated to Sacramento, Ca. I commuted for one year. It was wuite difficult. I opened my own Day Care Business and was very succesful. I really miss working for The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. I would love to be rehired if possible. I reaaly enjoyed assisting The Commercial Banks and solving
Their problems with their accounts. I received excellent reviews from their customers.
Pros
discounted lunches
Cons
healthcare
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Fun workplace
Check Processing Clerk (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 25, 2017
The Fed was a great place to work. We had a wonderful chance to advance and on holidays the big bosses would work the food lines serving all of us lunch in the cafeteria. It was such a pleasure getting to meet them. We would take turns to help with the counting of money to be destroyed.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Cross training
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Mission Driven Organization
Manager (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 27, 2017
If you are looking for a organization with a powerful mission, the Bank is a place to consider. I am proud of my years of service. I enjoyed working with many amazing people.
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Benefits and pay is better than most banks
Operation/Technical Specialist I (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 12, 2017
Working for the Federal Reserve was a good experience. The Federal Reserve Bank is not a Federal Job as most think. The culture of the bank is to create a ONE Bank concept, this was just being rolled out in 2017. Not sure how it will work.
Lots of younger management, tend to favor certain employees over others due to production instead of overall compliance and teamwork.
Pros
good benefits, good pay
Cons
favoritism of employees by management, unprofessional behaviors.
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Great benefits and People
Technical Analyst II (Current Employee) –  NJMay 24, 2017
Great place to work. The benefits are top notch and everyone is so helpful.I would encourage people to strongly take a look at the Federal Reserve and all of their openings.
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manager was always very helpful.
Operations Specialist, Check (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 27, 2017
Federal Reserve Bank was one of the best places to work for. i really enjoy working at the fed. i was really sad when checks department had to close.
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Fun workplace
Checks processing clerk (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 21, 2017
Great place to work. It was great working there too bad they closed the department. Coworkers were great. The atmosphere was good. Enjoyed the time that I worked here.
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good place to work
Scrum Master (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 19, 2017
It was a good place to work, you learn so much about the economy and how the banking system works.
One should have good banking domain knowledge.
Good work life balance.
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Nice place to work but limited advancement
Accounting (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 8, 2016
Great place to work, great work life balance and benefits if you're not looking to advance quickly. Management plays favors so hard work and competency may not be rewarded, a lot of politics. The bank used to provide job security but not anymore.
Pros
work life balance, nice office location, great benefits
Cons
limited opportunities to advance, management
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Excellent Benefits - really bad management
Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 31, 2016
A true ivory tower approach to management. No coaching or mentoring. Very much a sink or swim environment with an overwhelming amount of politics.
Pros
Location, benefits (includes a pension after 5 years)
Cons
Must fit the mold and no mistakes allowed.
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Great Place to work
Vault teller 3 (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 8, 2016
This was a great place to work with great management and opportunities to advance and insurance benefits are great. Also
this place has good team work and is not stressful.
Pros
Great bonus and fun place to work at.
Cons
none
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Cash operations (Former Employee) –  Renton waAugust 10, 2016
A good company with average benefits for employees. Room for advancement with additional education requirements.
Must be able to work with people in a stressful environment and report to management of any and all violations of fellow employees.
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