Accounting Manager/Budget Director/ Office Manager (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 4, 2019
The workplace culture was performance based, hard charging and strategic in the execution of all its objectives. Our jobs were structured however management allowed employees the space to complete their tasks. The institution performed a valuable service to the nation providing affordable financing for home mortgages through its more than 3,000 member banks. Our roll in the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs division centered around facilitating the bank's federal and state legislative agenda.
Upper Management: Zero Leadership, No Plan, Zero Accountability
Facilities Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 11, 2018
The facts of the company are astounding. This company ran with 40% contractors and without a 5 year, or even a 2 year plan; nothing was discussed with the employee (top secret). Operations were mundane and antiquated, with little opportunity for advancement, and high turn-over. Upper management turtled behind their computers, thinking that they were problem solving by changing employee physical locations and job titles. This company had a revolving door, because people wanted to quit as soon as they started.
CORPORATE PROCUREMENT LEADER (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 10, 2018
The culture at the Bank is extremely top down with an increasing lack of diversity and inclusion the further up the food chain you look. There are change agents who are swimming upstream trying to make incremental progress, but unless they are able to remove the obstacles, it won't be enough to attract or retain even decent talent.
Sr sourcing manager (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 5, 2017
When the VP of the company is a University of Phoenix graduate, you know that that is the terrible management that is involved here. I wouldn't even recommend this to your enemies. Horrible work culture. Management steals credit for your work. Stay away and thank me later.
IT Employee (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – July 21, 2017
Due to the management of the organization, I would state that it is one of the worst places to work. If you are a AVP or above, you are in the lap of luxury however; if you aren't at that level, your work is taken credit for by those and you are criticized at every turn or at least from the management that I worked for while I was there.
No Growth for employee, not bonus for employee unless you are AVP and above, AVP and above lack management skills, micromanagement
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 11, 2017
I was hired on as a contractor and I found out afterwards my position was a revolving door. When I arrived the first week - I sat with my trainer; second week - access to applications; third week - trainer was gone to fend for myself; fourth week - trainer was gone half of the week; and fifth week - I was told I was no longer needed. It felt I was expected to complete work yesterday with minimal training.
Financial Analyst (Contractor) (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – July 2, 2017
Good work and life balance working environment. The bank is relatively very small. It is a government agency so the work paste is slower and sometimes can be very boring. It does not fit young professionals who want to pursue a more exciting career
Budget Specialist (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 24, 2015
FHLBSF has a lot of talented people and generally a good place to work at. I have learned a lot and have fine tuned my skills in analyzing data, reading and writing reports. I enjoy using my skills to help managers identify anomalies in their budget. The hardest part of my job is to see errors from accounting and feeling limited on how I can help. I am also uncertain about the changes at the bank given that the CEO has announced his retirement this year.
Bookkeeper (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – August 12, 2013
The satellite office is located in Washington, DC to ensure quick communication between the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and the House, Senate and Congress. This office is open from 8am-8pm and is very results driven. The Senior Vice President leads this office and is a very hard working man who has high expectations from his support staff.
Networking, Skills learned through accomplishing tasks.
Deputy to the Senior Vice President (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 10, 2016
They are very supportive of interns and it's a great place to get a start and the support of some of the most influential people in the finance and housing sector. That being said, there isn't much room for growth and the hours are tough to manage for any normal person.