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Research Assistant- Research & Statistics Division

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

I worked at Federal Reserve Board full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great experience, great career development, and great if you want to get into a good Econ PhD program.

Cons

The work load varies, so sometimes you are super busy, others you are kind of looking for things to do.

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Working with incredibly smart people on interesting and important topics. The amount of training and professional development is immense in terms of acquiring new skills (say, statistical programming) and knowledge (about the part of the economy or markets your section covers). Relatively efficient for a bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Pay is way below other options, even with in the federal reserve system. There is a severe lack of intermediate positions to be promoted into. Do your 2 or 3 years and move on unless you have a phd. Some of the technology used can be a bit out dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There need to be more positions for intermediate for research assistants to be promoted into that is more akin to a Junior Economist rather than a Financial Analyst. It makes no sense to train students for 2 or 3 years and essentially give them the boot.

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    Great experience -- one of best in government

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Board (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work at high level
    Decent work/life balance usually
    Collegial
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Slow promotion
    Lack of management transparency
    Sometimes long hours for needless reasons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better insight into career advancement/more training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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