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FDIC Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
153 Reviews
4.1
153 Reviews
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FDIC Acting Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg
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48 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is part of the culture (in 17 reviews)

  • Other positives include the work-life balance (40 hour work week) and great benefits (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • If you come from the private sector your peers are not as knowledgeable and act very defensive (in 9 reviews)

  • Also, being the government, decision making happens at a snails pace (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Section Chief in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Section Chief in Houston, TX

    I worked at FDIC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Provided lots of Management Training and Development

    Cons

    Too Much Government Red Tape

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Opportunity

    Current Employee - Resolutions & Receiverships Technician in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Resolutions & Receiverships Technician in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at FDIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The training was exceptional, the managers were professional and open to assist you with advancement. The work was challenging and diverse. You had a sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    I knew going in it was a term position. I hated to see the time come to an end, as I thoroughly enjoyed my time at FDIC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on with the way you are. You see the vision and mission statement of the corporation to help the American People.

    Recommends
  3.  

    FDIC - BEST Place to Grow Professionally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resolution and Receivership Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Resolution and Receivership Specialist in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at FDIC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It all Pro - Compensation is in line and on target, Corporate Values are respected, Office Culture is one where it is your day home.

    Best of the Best

    Cons

    You have to understand your Mission Statement - and Travel is the Job. If this is not something that you can adjust to, then keep looking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management has always been fair. When I first began in 1982, life was very different. If you where tuff enough, you could take it, and still come back for more. Still the best of the best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Accounting Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FDIC full-time

    Pros

    -Notable accounting experience
    -Strong cooperation co-workers
    -Helpful Supervisors

    Cons

    -Slow decision making process
    -IT system runs not efficiently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been rewarding and educational. It has been the best job I have ever had. My supervisors are encouraging.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resolutions & Receiverships Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Resolutions & Receiverships Technician in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at FDIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked with a lot of outstanding professionals. It truly is a team spirit with my group. We get along well together and everyone respects our contributions and efforts.

    Cons

    We are on term positions and the most we can ever have a job here at the FDIC is six years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management is very sensitive to our needs and does every thing possible to make sure everything runs as smooth as possible for a government agency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Resolutions and Receivership Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FDIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job with great benefits

    Cons

    I do not have any cons. It's a great job.

  8.  

    I worked with a group of highly professional individual committed to our mission.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FDIC

    Pros

    Professionalism, general culture, and benefits.

    Cons

    Difficulty in finding a permanent position as opposed to a term appointment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collaborate vertically with all strata of classification. You may be surprised at the positive information that you may garner.

  9.  

    Awesome place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at FDIC as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for the federal government. Lot's of flexibility with schedule and control with what you are working on.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic environment and strict guidelines to follow for getting things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More freedom

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good solid work efforts of long time employees to help and support new term employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Management Scholar in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Management Scholar in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at FDIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work mid size federal agency 2012 and 2013, nuff said.

    Cons

    Temp work sites and employes did not always have the detail to attention required for the highest level of accuracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce policy especially when it comes to oversight management to prevent GAO writeups similiar to the 2010 audit

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Pay, Good Benefits, Unchallenged.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resolution and Receivership Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Resolution and Receivership Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at FDIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Stability if in permanent job.

    Cons

    Lots of typical unmotivated government workers who are just at the job for the paycheck, arrive at 7 and run for the doors at 3 while accomplishing very little in between. To difficult for mid-level professionals to gain permanent status. Rely to heavily on unqualified veterans. Reverse age discrimination against folks who aren't baby boomers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire folks that aren't just waiting around for retirement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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