I have been working at FHLB Indianapolis full-time (More than 3 years)
While there is no perfect place to work, FHLBI is the best place I have had employment.
I work in IT. At other companies overtime had consumed my life. Working 10 hour days was an easy day. Code deadlines, Application issues etc. At FHLBI I have work life balance. Is it perfect? Of course not, but the best from my experience. The times where I have had to be there all night, the executive in charge was there with us, not hovering. He was present helping where he could. Can a technical person ask for more?
I expect from management that they try to do the right thing. I have seen in my years at FHLBI an attempt over and over again to do the right thing. They might not always get it right, but they try and that is all I can ask. Most managers are sincere, and honest. An open door policy that is real.
I have had two times where I have told management at the 'C' level that I did not agree with what they were doing. They NEVER held it against me. They listened and were engaged in the conversation. Then told me why they did what they did. I can ask for no less. Where in IT do you see this type of collaboration? I have never had it before.
I can ask no more than to have honest decision makers that care about people. This is the culture that I have experienced at FHLBI.
A simple example, the employee health. FHLBI bought close to 100 fitbits for the employees that wanted one. A 'C' level executive told me to make sure that I took time to get in my steps. At least 30 minuets (on the clock).
This is my experience and I would recommend this company.
FHLBI is a regulated company. It adds work load for check and balances, because we are a financial company.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FHLB Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN) in April 2016.
Phone screening then on-site interview
The on-site interview was such a joke. There were a few intern positions open, and many people to interview for each position. They had 6-8 people that were brought in for each position. I literally sat at a table with 5 other people waiting to interview for the same position. It was seriously the biggest waste of time, because when it finally got to be my turn to interview, the hiring manager wasn't even interested in me. She had this form that required her to take notes and record the interview, and she rushed to fill it out and ask me questions. She literally interrupted my answer to ask the next question in order to finish this stupid form. Then she rushed me out. It was the most insulting thing ever. I knew they already had their candidate in mind and had to give me a shot, but didn't care much to hear me out. I don't mind that I didn't get the job, I just mind that they wasted my time. If you have an interview with these people, make sure you have back up plans, because they will bring in many people for on-site interviews.
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