Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Internal Auditor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

    Pros

    Flexible, short work days, consistent day-to-day life,

    Cons

    not much opportunity, slow days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Good Organization, Highly Bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity to learn new skills
    - Good job security
    - Great benefits

    Cons

    - Functions almost like government, lots of red tape
    - Extremely regimented and formalized in process
    - Not fast paced at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Excellent Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

    Pros

    - variety in work opportunities
    - hard work is rewarded
    - management cares about employee success/ personal goals

    Cons

    - work load can be heavy at times making work life balance difficult to achieve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Very profession environment; high level of integrity and interesting work.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company values, personal growth, opportunities for rotation.

    Cons

    Work can be mundane at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Hard-working, nice, energetic, and fun work environment. Quality Work - Quality People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging positions, excellent opportunities for advancement. Once you prove yourself, your reputation carries a lot of weight. On-site exercise facility and game room. Food service is excellent.

    Cons

    Sometimes projects require many overtime hours with no real reward except that upline management acknowledges your efforts. Work from home policy is more fair than it was a few years ago, but by far not fair across the board. Some positions are 100% work from home while the same position in another department or division doesn't offer that option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work from home opportunities need to be fair across the board, in all districts and in all entities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great strategy and execution

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    Current Employee - Officer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Officer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, great job, good work, great attitude.

    Cons

    The organization is conservative but that is ok as a publicing facing company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful

    Solution Architect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria has good choices and food. People are nice and generally pleasant to work with. Work-life balance is a priority and the culture is laid back - perhaps to the point of a Con versus a Pro.

    Cons

    Mediocrity is the normal. Innovation is choked out by ignorance and complacency. Productivity blocks are put into place to punish creativity and "out of the box" thinking in the vein of "Security".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you going to run a software shop, run a software shop. Listen to your employees with experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great culture of integrity and leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Analyst Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Current Intern - Analyst Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay for entry-level positions, management are all wonderful and great to work with. They have great leadership competencies and you can see that throughout the organization. I can't imagine a better Fed to work with and you do feel like you are making a difference in serving the public. Cafeteria with subsidized healthy options is also a bonus!

    Cons

    Things can move a little slowly due to multiple levels of review, but that is to be expected from an organization that needs to be risk adverse for the public's best interests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a great job of recognizing performance, encouraging employees, and promoting personal growth regardless of position.

  10. 2 people found this helpful

    A disservice to the public

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice cafeteria -- and if you like people who are sheltered, parochial, socially conservative and in some cases back-stabbing, you'll be glad you signed on.

    Cons

    The President of the Kansas City Fed is completely out of her depth when it comes to monetary policy or any real understanding of economics - but has sought to make up for this by listening to a lot of bankers and a lot of Republicans. (Previously, she was one of the regulators who failed to regulate our banking system properly over the past decade; and then she suddenly became a monetary policy authority without the most fundamental qualifications.) As a result, she makes her decisions about how to steer the U.S. economy as if she is a person who has no direct, real-life comprehension of the lives of the poor, the unemployed, the underpaid, and the financially precarious. The bankers and free-market economists who inhabit the institution have no understanding of the proper public role they are supposed to be serving: not for the 1%; but for the 99%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're nice people but you're not serving your country well. Fire yourselves, contribute your salaries to homeless shelters and join the peace corps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. It is awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits and the opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    promotion advancement and policies changing consistently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on training employees on job requirements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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