Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

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It was an alright experience.

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

I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

It is a great place to work at. Everyone I met great and full of personality.

Cons

It is a bank. Sometimes things can go slowly.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Secure to a fault

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

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid benefits, educational and training opportunities. Big company travel chances if you're in the right department. Pensions (whoa!) and a good 401k match.

    Cons

    Old world culture at all levels. For a large company, so many silos you'll never find your way out. Tough to get buy in for anything. Tougher to get cooperation and teamwork. Sense of privilege and lethargy. Overall, not a pleasant place to stay unless you just kind of resolve to go with the flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is not a word that's ever really been embraced. Fiefdoms will always abound. You're not making the impact you think. You don't need to take a hard look at yourselves, you need to learn to work together. Take a look at Barney and learn how the kindergartners do it. Do real evaluations of employees. Make people work, contribute, and not coast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    The Leadership Development program does not promote leadership nor development.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are basically the only pro. The regular employees (non-management) are generally very nice.

    Cons

    The LDP program is terrible in every way, shape and form. It does not promote leadership nor development. It's a year-long test in which they are evaluating the wrong things (such as how much you kiss up to management). They expect you to read their minds in terms of expectations and evaluate you on petty, non-important interactions rather than work product. For instance, if you don't talk enough to senior management during a social event, you could find yourself screwed. They don't value you or mentor you at all. In addition, if you are at all interested in banking or economics, it is definitely not the right program for you. It is solely concentrated within the support functions of the bank and they restrict you at every turn from apply to any jobs that deal with banking or economics. You can't even express an interest in these areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really, it's not worth supplying. These are miserable people trying to impress other miserable people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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