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This is a great place to work, very nice and friendly atmosphere.

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Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Topeka, KS
Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Topeka, KS

I worked at FHLBank Topeka

Pros

The work culture is very good. Mostly agile based development.
Don't work you overtime(very rare). Room for growth professionally. Use new technology and tools.
 Work hard/ Play hard environment. Great benefits.Have a nice retirement package.Every employee is treated as a partner, so bonuses are based on yearly profits. Stability in this recession.Training on new technologies and self improvement always encouraged.
Altogether its a wonderful place to work.

Cons

If you can handle the nasty politics then you are game. Micro-management at every level.
Implementing new technologies every other day wears people out. They need to figure out a few good tools and stick to it for at least 3 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit micro-managing the employees.

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    FHLB is a great place to work. IT department... not so much.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FHLBank Topeka

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new technology and processes.
    Bank management (C-level) is excellent.
    Great perks. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Cronyism is rampant in IT. The worst part is that it is painfully obvious.
    IT middle managers are incompetent and simply horrible.
    Projects routinely go over budget due to bad management decisions. This leads to frustration and added pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the people doing actual development.
    Don't trust what middle management is telling you. Go look for yourself.
    Remember most project managers are playing games with you and not being honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FHLBank Topeka

    Pros

    Great bonus and benefits, easy commute.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance as bonus based on meeting team goals that were not always achievable. Bonus incentives lead to poor management decisions (quick improvement in the bottom line without full consideration of the risks).
    Manager more interested in "face time" (working late) and politics without regard for the actual number of hours worked.
    HR department very unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your real intentions. I think the management is there to make a buck for themselves without regard to the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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