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    2009 Summer Intern in the Information Technology and Finance Administration Department

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Office of Thrift Supervision


    -For a summer intern still in college, the pay is top notch.
    -Friendly team members.
    -Flexible schedules (I worked 9 hour days and took every other Friday off).
    -Company culture is teriffic.
    -Employees are valued for their hard work.
    -Fun internship activities (ex. Boat tour on the Potomac).


    -Sometimes the work felt mundane.
    -Depending on which department and supervisor you land, you can either have a great or horrible experience.
    -Some employees aren't the sharpest tools in the shed.
    -In 2010, they completely redesigned the internship program, by randomly selecting interns, and not inviting back successful interns, as well as children of staff members who had recently been interns.
    -Possible OCC and OTS merge means job scarcity and limited opportunity for recent graduate employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Change the internship program back to how it was in 2009 and before.
    -Allow interns to fill out a survey of their strengths, weaknesses, and interests, to better allocate resources.


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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Office of Thrift Supervision in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    1:1 interview with the hiring manager. No skills test given to assess fitness for position. Too much reliance on unsoliticited personal recommendations of others. It's who you know not what you know as this agency is very political. KSAs (selection factors) seem to be irrelevant since the selected candidate frequently does not have those skills.

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

Industry, thrift, and self-control create character and bureaus like the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). Part of the US Treasury, OTS is the primary regulator of all federally chartered and many state-chartered savings associations: 800-plus thrift institutions and more than 450 thrift holding companies. It is funded by assessments and other fees levied on the institutions that it supervises. Successor to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the OTS was formed in the wake of the savings-and-loan debacle of the 1980s as part of an effort to tighten industry standards... More

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