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CFPB Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    People who actually care, are friendly, always trying to learn.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CFPB as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of contact with my manager who was always interested in what I was doing (in a good way). Coworkers were friendly and a pleasure to hang out/work with. Many people, not everyone though, were interested in learning more technical skills and actively working on it. Fantastic work-life balance

    Cons

    Didn't work there long enough to see cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pathways Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CFPB as an intern

    Pros

    Work environment, people and mission

    Cons

    Can be difficult to cut through the "red tape"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good work experience--work involved creativity and had impact

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CFPB full-time

    Pros

    Pros you'd expect from government position: public-service work, good work-life balance, good benefits
    Additionally: good investment in employee training, good compensation (it's not private sector but it's not bad)
    Lastly: Certainly the Bureau is still mission-focused, with talented people excited about the project of protecting American consumers

    Cons

    This isn't everywhere (and certainly not at higher levels of management), but there does seem to be a feeling that working in a government agency is a step down from the top private companies, which can be a drag on motivation (I didn't share that opinion coming into the Bureau)

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  5.  

    Great Place to make a difference and serve your country

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CFPB full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission protecting American consumers. Co-workers are intelligent and friendly especially in the Midwest region. Management encourages employee personal growth. Pay is competitive

    Cons

    There is more work than employees at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Headquarters should delegate more decision making to the Regions. T

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Innovative Federal Agency With An Important Mission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Do work that matters.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CFPB full-time (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wouldn't Imagine Working for Any Other Federal Agency

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CFPB full-time (less than an 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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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