Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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If you would like to swim in a cesspool of mediocrity, then the FRB Philadelphia is for you.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Philadelphia, Decent wage, decent benefits, great macro and micro exposure to the banking system and the economy. cafeteria is good. Lots of Lifers who have some good insight. Job stability. 25-35 percent of the people are exceptional

Cons

clock puncher mentality. No dedication. very silo-ed. Slow to embrace anything new, and I mean painfully slow. easily caught up in minutiae, lots of Lifers who are more like parasites and abuse job stability. 65-75 percent of the people are just there for the ride.

Advice to Management

Shed your government worker mentality.

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  1. SQA Department is nuts

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    Current Employee - Software QA Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Software QA Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a good amount of vacation time, descent pay, offer flex time with every other Friday off and great benefits package

    Cons

    Lots of over time for some projects, very unprofessional atmosphere, some groups lack team work and will expect you to do everything while they sit back and watch. They try to apply same test tools and techniques to all projects, however, the tools and techniques they use may not be suitable to every project, slow to adopt change. Generally, very poorly ran and managed department, and ,surprisingly unprofessional for such an institution.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional. Also, select test technique and test tools based on what is best for a particular project, not because that is just what everyone uses.

  2. Great place to work and grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, good cafeteria, good benefits, including flexible schedules. Philadelphia is very livable.

    Cons

    None! This is a great place to work.

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