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Incompetent and lazy colleagues + bully managers

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Federal Reserve Board full-time

Pros

If you like not doing real work, you can get by. This one guy in our department shipped 2 lines of code in a whole quarter. 2 LINES! And he didn't get fired.

Of course, this is really a con if... you know... you like providing value.

Cons

Almost every employee at the Board is either lazy or incompetent. Examples of laziness:

1. Taking a two hour lunch break PLUS 1 hour coffee break consistently every day.
2. Promising that your work is done, but not being anywhere really close.
3. Taking months long vacations.

Examples of incompetence:

1. Shipping 2 lines of code in a whole quarter!
2. Managers not really managing, just playing the political game of looking good. My manager would say anything, even say "Oh the project is going soooo well!". Total bs.

Examples of bullying:

This one lady we work with shouts at our daily standup EVERY SINGLE DAY. SERIOUSLY?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I have no real advice for you, because you'd never follow it anyway. You're too concerned with looking good, playing nice to your own managers, and waiting for retirement. You need to fire slackers and the incompetents, but you'd never do anything to rock the boat.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Very relaxed work environment

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy transition from college to work environment

    Cons

    Can get a bit boring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working at the Federal Reserve was a wonderful experience.

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is kind and eager to help and work with you on a variety of projects.

    Cons

    Certain positions are very stagnant and after a couple years you have to move on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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