Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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  1. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Check Recording

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 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

    The employer is focused on employee motivation and people worked in small teams.

    Cons

    Tedious, factory-type work similar to sorting letters at a post office. This position has mostly been taken over by machines.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Interesting place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    Pros

    Benefits were awesome! Onsite cafe but menu left a lot to be desired. Gym with classes before, at lunch and after work.

    Cons

    There was no onsite parking for employees newer than 7 yrs with the company. A lot of red tape to get positive changes made and hard to get thru the tape unless you are part of the "in" crowd.


  3. Overall Good Experience, Not the best place for Type A Personalities

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    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Easy-going culture
    -Great Benefits(healthcare, pension)
    -Pretty good PTO(I think 2-3 weeks)
    -Everyone is usually pretty nice
    -You would expect a lower salary at a quasi-government place but the salary is comparable if not slightly better than some comparable jobs
    -Hours are good(Usually 40, depends on department of course)
    -Good mission
    -Pretty good at accommodating your transition into different departments and roles

    Cons

    -If you are the type of person who likes to be challenged and likes things done quick, this isn't the place for you
    -Things move slow
    -The nature of the work is very specific to the Fed and isn't very transferable to other places unless you work as an Examiner

    Advice to Management

    Should definitely increase recruiting at top schools to attract better talent so that the Fed can grow and do its job better since one of the main functions is to supervise these banks which may sometimes outsmart the FED.


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  5. Great work environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to learn economic analysis skills

    Cons

    Parking place is limited.


  6. Great institution to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LAN Admin II in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - LAN Admin II in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I highly recommend that it is a very good training source for the future.

    Cons

    Like we said then and now - 'There's this way and that way, then it's the Fed's way'. Enough said.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember you are there to protect the american people and the economy and control the banks, not to hob-nob up with them but regulated them to ensure that they don't abuse the american people or the economy.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Examiner in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Examiner in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Caliber of collagues is high. Benefits, compensation and time-off benefits are excellent. Better than any other place I have been. There are fun expos and meetings all the time. There is a lot of career development from the word go.

    Cons

    It is a somewhat conservative environment, and long-term employees complain incessantly about bureaucratic methods.


  8. Great people to work with and excellent benefits.

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    Current Employee - Section Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta full-time

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

    Pros

    The benefits package is excellent, with pension and IRA. The people are great to work with and people tend to work here a very long time.

    Cons

    for many, it takes a long time to advance because turnover is so low. There are very few fast promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace change. While tradition is great, a younger workforce needs newer tools to succeed.


  9. Wonderful place to work. Great people and benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off policies were good.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to have meaningful work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Great place and employees appreciate you.


  10. Less impressive the longer one works there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    Pros

    There are great benefits offered.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for advancement; senior management has their heads in the clouds; some areas have horrible turnover and yet no one does anything about it.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you thought someone did a good job at 25 doesn't mean that they will succeed at every job given to them.
    HR badly needs someone in charge that actually knows something about HR.
    Need to reinstate 180 degree management reviews as there are some horrible people in mid level managerial roles.
    One particular senior person should have been let go months ago due to a colossal failure.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good place to be

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    Pros

    Stable, supportive management, energetic employee base

    Cons

    Office politics, somewhat stodgy (but not stifling) environment in terms of flex schedules and dress code



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