CFPB Reviews

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    Innovative Federal Agency With An Important Mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CFPB

    Pros

    A new (and 21st century) agency with a great mission: to educate and protect the American consumer. The talent, dedication, and passion of ALL employees at CFPB provides a tremendous working environment. No matter what your role is, you will find the opportunity to be innovative and establish a sound market that works for consumers. CFPB is the next big leader in public service.

    Cons

    Coming from the private sector, I was accustomed to a fast pace environment. While we are a few notches above many other agencies, we encompass the same hurdles when implementing change.

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    Do work that matters.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CFPB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CFPB is a rarity in the public sector: a newly created agency in a critical sector of the economy, charged with protecting consumers. CFPB offers unparalleled opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to helping others. I've never worked with smarter, more capable people, many of whom share my deep commitment to the bureau's mission.

    Cons

    As a new agency, there are still a lot of processes being built. One side effect of working with brilliant people is that they can have strong opinions if they disagree, and continuing to refine role clarity and "swim lanes" can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep prioritizing the culture and steadily building processes and structures that help people to do their jobs; avoid the temptation to become a traditional bureaucracy.

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    Wouldn't Imagine Working for Any Other Federal Agency

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CFPB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the best and brightest people I've ever had the chance to work with. The people here are top notch, truly collaborative, and amazingly passionate about the impact they're having on the lives of everyday Americans. Coming from the private sector into public service, the CFPB created an environment that was full of open arms. Someone is always willing to help, and there's an awesome appreciation for new and diverse perspectives. I've grown so much professionally in just a short period of time.

    Cons

    It's the federal government, so it can be a bit wonky, lot's of new rules to learn. No frills on the office space (good for tax payers!), but totally worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Focus on the long game, and don't allow the winds of politics distract you from the prize!

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    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Policy Assistant (Summer Intern)  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Policy Assistant (Summer Intern) in Washington, DC

    I worked at CFPB as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are bright and motivated. Bureau has a start-up feel. Open management structure. Doesn't feel overly bureaucratic. Management will listen if you have suggestions on how to do something in a different/better way than it is currently being done. Pay is competitive with private sector.

    Cons

    There is not enough staff for all of the work that there is to be done, so it can feel overwhelming at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

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