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Great Place to Work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Intern - Policy Assistant (Summer Intern) in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Policy Assistant (Summer Intern) in Washington, DC

I worked at CFPB as an intern (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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    Opportunities to do good for small and big consumer finance products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Young, fresh and new organization.

    Cons

    Faster than others, but still slow government pace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go of the familiar to embrace the new

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regulator ran by those who have never worked in a bank and lack leadership skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Response in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consumer Response in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Most employees believe in the mission of protecting and helping consumers
    Opportunity to make a real positive impact for consumers needing help
    The benefits are outstanding: telework; every other Friday or Monday off; health/dental/eye insurance rates very low or paid for completely; 1-for-1 match on retirement up to 7%; good pay scale

    Cons

    Anyone who isn't a lawyer is often treated as a second-class employee
    Management is nearly incompetent and gets paid very well for little work/results
    Promotions and details tend to go towards a small group of favorite employees
    Employee development outside of management is infrequent at best, non-existent at worst
    Despite yearly surveys telling management that communication from the top-down is nearly non-existent the same communication barriers continue to exist
    Employees who speak out or join the union are shunned and sometimes face retaliation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management should take charge and completely reshuffle senior and mid-level management
    Too many meetings and engagement groups with little or no result; scrap all meetings and groups and start over with just basic meetings
    Employee morale suffers when hirings/promtions continue to bring in external employees instead of promoting from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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