Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President & CEO John C. Williams
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39 Ratings

Pros
  • I had amazing work/life balance, great training and benefits (in 19 reviews)

  • Great benefits and excellent work life balance (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance was always discussed, but was unable to balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Worst business culture I've ever experienced - many employees appear like the walking dead - unmotivated, unhappy (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best reason to work here are the people who are friendly, professional, and work hard but aim for work/life balance, the opportunity to learn and grow within the Bank and the Federal Reserve System, and the excellent benefits offered.

    Cons

    Some downsides are slow to adapt to changes but this area is improving.

    Advice to Management

    Aim to be more current and work to build on the strengths of the employees and find new ways to support their interests and grow with the Bank


  2. Helpful (3)

    Good place to work if you have a good boss

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The benefits were great and the people are mostly friendly.

    Cons

    *You have to watch your back as the other EAs are really territorial (especially amongst the lifers).


  3. Public Information Dept

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional, intelligent, respectful group. Enjoyed working there

    Cons

    None really, but best to have an economics-type degree to advance

    Advice to Management

    Get ideas from employees and don't be afraid to let them contribute their expertise


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  5. Helpful (4)

    does h1b processing for QA jobs too

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    if you are looking to ride on other people's hardwork.

    Cons

    does all things wrong. Too many management layers. no cost benefit analysis for executing projects. engages indian outsourcing companies as implementation partners. Does h1b processing just like indian consulting companies even for QA jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain talented people in organization.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Law enforcement officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and the ability to move to any branch in the US

    Cons

    Seems like we never have enough staff

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  7. Helpful (2)

    Business Application Project Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for with good benefits.

    Cons

    Politics views can sometime undermine person views.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your staff.


  8. Wonderful and friendly people that work her. Like a family.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Making a difference in people's lives by the mission, which is to Maximize Employment.

    Cons

    I do not have any for now.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (3)

    The Fed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like process and rigid procedures and don't make too many waves, then this place is for you.

    Cons

    If you don't want to work in a place where you feel micromanaged, this isn't the right fit for you. Change is a slow element in an organization like this too.


  10. Helpful (8)

    Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, leave at 5 (unless you are a bank examiner), can probably do flex schedule or telework. Good pay, though not amazing. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Horrible management, takes 20 years to get promoted. Don't know how to manage expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Give more chances for responsibility and make sure people work in the jobs where they have expertise.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Respectful and great co-workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great co-workers

    Cons

    It is a huge organization, and it might have taken some more time to implement things.



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