US Department of Treasury Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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US Department of Treasury Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner
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Pros
  • interesting work; good work life balance; exposure to broad range of issues (in 7 reviews)

  • Great work environment and great people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay; bureaucratic process for getting things done (for example, getting the transit subsidy) (in 3 reviews)

  • Compensation is poor in relation to private sector jobs (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great place to intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Treasury

    Pros

    Amazing work to intern and gain practical work experience.

    Cons

    Hiring process for interns wasn't clear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great Start!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Treasury as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of helpful people willing to give insight and wisdom to interns

    Cons

    Salary, or lack thereof. Alot of confusing managers with no sense of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could pay interns and hire them full time, however some people need to go!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Long term govt employee

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    Current Employee - Special Agent in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Special Agent in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Department of Treasury

    Pros

    Consistent work
    Predictable
    Good benefits and retirement package

    Cons

    Management team not trained just interested as candidates to achieve high 3 employment before retirement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons
    Be proactive leaders not managers...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Wonderful place to Intern, Office of Intl Affairs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Treasury

    Pros

    Great working culture, easy to network with people here because most are very friendly. Employees are given a transit subsidy. Pace of work/what you work on obviously depends on which office you work.

    Cons

    Of course Treasury is also very hierarchical, and every finished product you produce will have to go through layers of bureaucracy which can be time-consuming and frustrating

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. great work life balance

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    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Treasury full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great work life balance. Good salary, easy hours. Forty hours a week. good benefits. No rush times, ability to travel if need be.

    Cons

    There aren't too many challenges. There is also no easy way to get ahead, since it's the government. Experience is much more important than merit - so this is not a job for workaholics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more merit based promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Treasury as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great autonomy to propose policies and push them up
    Very intellectually challenging
    Extremely important topics
    Very high impact
    Great exit opportunities
    Very flexible in work options

    Cons

    not really much to point out.
    only thing I'd point out is: the pay is low (as is true with any government job), and to rise you need to keep jumping between the private and public sector (very hard to grow as a careerist although some manage to do it), growth is slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great atmosphere for young talent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Treasury

    Pros

    Great experience for both private and public sector aspirations.

    Cons

    Upward mobility within Treasury seems hard to achieve.

  9. A great place to work out of college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Data Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Data Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Treasury full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, fantastic work life balance, flexibility.

    Cons

    Direction can get lost. Management is not in tune with needs of employees at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. We want to be there, we want to support you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Better than most government

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Treasury full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Downtown DC, better compensation than many gov't agencies for similar work, interesting accounts, travel

    Cons

    Bureaucracy! Political correctness limited creative latitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on results, not just completing the bureaucratic processes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great experience interning at the Treasury

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Treasury as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -extremely intelligent colleagues
    -exposure to a wide variety of people
    -rotational opportunities with different teams
    -very reasonable 9-5 schedule
    -100+ person intern program with career development events

    Cons

    -Mostly older workforce, not many people just out of college
    -necessary to have PhD to work in some offices
    -political appointments, not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -more communication between divisions/teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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