FHLBank San Francisco Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at FHLBank San Francisco full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The work environment is fairly laid back compared to other finance positions in San Francisco. The office location is nice and the pay is acceptable. Some departments offer flex work schedule. Incentive compensation is more geared toward long-term employment than the typical position in the industry. A deferred compensation account is created for all employees that vests over a five-year period.

    Cons

    The company is a GSE and as such its is in limbo with the ongoing financial crisis. The size of the balance sheet has declined dramatically over the past five years. There have been many layoffs associated with this decline. There is a limited career path for all but the entry level employee.


  2. Helpful (1)

    I was employed there for multiple years as a company officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FHLBank San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, work-life balance was pretty good, many long-term employees and company was profitable

    Cons

    Morale declined due to lay-offs and change in company culture. Employee goal was to "not look bad" instead of perform your best work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Horrible. Not a place for ambitious workers.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at FHLBank San Francisco full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, and great entertainment.

    Cons

    Middle management is horrible! Their project management is horrible and things are thrown to the employees to complete "yesterday" and with NO guidance what so ever. This is not an environment I want to be in, and am currently looking for other opportunities. This is my second project with the bank and the planning, testing, and management is just not good. Some managers just don't know how to manage! I am more stressed than I am happy and this is just not the place for me. Yes I am young and ambitious and realize now that I will not be able to move forward in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved and provide more guidance to your employees as they are the ones that are making you look good. You also need to value your employees more as you are continually losing great workers.


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  5. A great place to work if you enjoy a lot of process and like to attend meetings.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at FHLBank San Francisco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work place. Benefits are average.

    Cons

    You may get laid off without advance notice due to a "job elimination" decision.

    Advice to Management

    Don't over-promise and under-deliver.


  6. Good company to retire in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FHLBank San Francisco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very good pay, nice people

    Cons

    Very little growth, too much process.

    Advice to Management

    Need less manager more workers


  7. Over the years the Bank has not maintained the high level of employee satisfaction that it set for itself.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FHLBank San Francisco full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There where great coworkers and a few benefits (such as gym reimbursement) that made it OK to work there. Very good work life balance (they don't work you to hard-but they also don't reward hard work).

    Cons

    Zero growth at the company. Low pay compared to the same position in other companies. Things are so bogged down with process that it becomes very difficult to effect any change. Zero promotions or reward for hard work or trying to effect positive change (hard work is discouraged).

    Advice to Management

    There is very little involvement from executives with middle management.


  8. anonymous

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at FHLBank San Francisco full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with and nice life/work balance

    Cons

    No culture, management is chaotic

    Advice to Management

    value your employee


  9. Slow and Uninteresting - but stable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FHLBank San Francisco

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a pretty Stable PLACE

    Cons

    Slow and no career advancement - Zero!


  10. Fhlbsf

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at FHLBank San Francisco full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly good people and technology

    Cons

    The environment is a little political

    Advice to Management

    Need to fix the helpdesk


  11. Run by lawyers

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FHLBank San Francisco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ok place to work to retirement

    Cons

    senior management have no idea how to run a company. Run by lawyers; everything is a powerpoint presentation that is far from what is actually going on. project managers & management have no idea of what is going on and contort the truth to their own means.

    Advice to Management

    get people that know how to run an organization not ones that can litigate. Get project managers and managers with ethics.



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