Federal Reserve Board

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Senior Research Assistant

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Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Washington, DC

I have been working at Federal Reserve Board full-time for more than a year

Pros

Working for very smart people
Learn to code in multiple languages
Opportunity to learn in depth information about monetary policy
High visibility within your section as well as to the board as a whole

Cons

Job can get boring after a couple years. Minimal upward mobility.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Teach a little more.

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    It's a really good place to start a career.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Board full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The job is not too stressful. You can leave your work behind after you clock out.
    You get to work with people your age as well as top economists.
    You make connections with many different people.

    Cons

    There's a steep learning curve in terms of learning programming and different data sources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Soul crushing . . .

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Board full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Federal Reserve Board is quasi-government, which, among other things, means that they don't automatically adopt policies set by Congress or the President. It also has good benefits and amenities (gym, parking by lottery, etc.).

    Cons

    Unless you like posturing (rather than working) to get ahead, lots of bureaucracy, meeting about meetings, and occupying yourself with busy work that's only loosely related to what should be done, this isn't the place to be. The Board is very divided. Duplication of efforts is commonplace where interpersonal issues can't or won't be overcome. The fractures within the organization can make it difficult if not impossible to transfer to other divisions or units. This is a very political environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't even know where you'd begin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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