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Senior Research Assistant

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Washington, DC
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Federal Reserve Board full-time (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 Management

Teach a little more.

Other Employee Reviews for Federal Reserve Board

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Board full-time (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.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Soul crushing . . .

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Board full-time (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 Management

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


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