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Quasi-government job

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Former Employee - Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco full-time for more than a year

Pros

Nice location, relaxed atmosphere. Training opportunities are good.

Cons

Low pay, work can be dull and feel dead-end.

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Low pay makes it difficult to make a living working there.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to make friends and colleagues.

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere, attractive workforce, intellectually stimulating. You will be challenged ot thin both creatively and analtically on a variety of projects, each of which has very clear implications for the "big picture"

    Cons

    Can be very elitist at times, competitive, not always accepting of those who "think outside the box". Upper management does not always give the support and mentorship it could.

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    Be more liberal in both criticism and praise; interact more with those at the bottom of your organization, and this will have positive reverberations throughout.

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    great professional growth and educational opportunities with the feel of public service

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement and training opportunities galore with a robust benefits package. Meets the market rate for salaries. Overall, a great place once you get going. Opportunities to touch on all aspects of the FRB business - supervision, regulation, stats, operations. Happy and productive co-workers.

    Cons

    I find the environment tends to be relaxed at times bordering on complacent. Sometimes wonder if the application development arena is getting work solely because we're "the closest FRB to Silicon Valley" and not on it's merit. Cost is always a concern, specifically when project costs are associated with the employee cost. Project jumping is virtually unheard of, once you're married to a team/project moving off can be a process. Influx of new talent has been enlightening but as an entrenched employee I found my opportunities and cross-training/education on new technologies for other teams lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Specifically with regards to the IT workforce: Some of the newer initiatives show promise in reinvigorating the dynamism and spirit of collaboration required to have a smart, productive, savvy in-house IT and app development group. Don't let them falter. Take back some control from the business lines and utilize your resources to create new solutions. Yes, IT serves the business it supports. No, that doesn't mean we remain on some sort of silent march to oblivion while they figure this out. Be a true partner. Not a willing conspirator.

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