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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1913
Government
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Working at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Our mission and our work are built on over one hundred years of strength, stability, and excellence. No other organization does what we do or has greater impact on global economies. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is one of Twelve Reserve Banks responsible for setting ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to promote low inflation, full employment, and financial stability as well as provide services to financial institutions and the Treasury.

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  • From Omaha to Oakland, New York to New Mexico—the work we do for the SF Fed impacts not only our district, but people across the county too. What's it like working for the SF Fed? Here's our take.

    Working for the SF Fed

    Our work is in the pockets of each American. It fuels innovation and jump-starts dreams. We are the defenders of dollars-working hard to ensure the economic and financial stability of our country and our region. We like to say we work for the Fed, not at the Fed.

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s board of directors today announced the search for the bank’s 13th president and chief executive officer. Learn more. #sffedsearch

    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Board of Directors Launches Search for New Bank President & CEO

    San Francisco, California - The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's board of directors today announced the search for the bank's 13th president and chief executive officer. The incumbent bank president, John C. Williams, was recently named to lead the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco – Why Work For Us?


Our work is in the pockets of each American. It fuels innovation and jump-starts dreams. We are the defenders of dollars—working hard to ensure the economic and financial stability of our country and our region.

We like to say we work for the Fed, not at the Fed. That’s because the SF Fed is not just another employer or government agency. Here, you have the opportunity to become part of an important public service institution whose work touches lives across the globe. The thought of economic and monetary policies may lead you to think of the Federal Reserve as solely a banking organization. Quite the contrary, as you can see, our work includes a broad range of disciplines.

From Omaha to Oakland, Portland, OR to Portland, ME, New York to New Mexico – the work we do for the SF Fed impacts not only our district but people across the county too. In the time YOU ARE HERE, you’ll do work that challenges you in an environment that supports your growth.



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    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco full-time (More than 10 years)

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    The people and benefits are what keep most of us coming back. It's a great place to work. There's balance, challenge, and fun.

    Cons

    It's still very bueaucractic. If getting things done quickly is what you want, it's probably not the place for you. Also, titles don't align with other organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Look to align your titles with those of other organizations. The pay is fair, but your titles suggest lesser roles

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in January 2015.

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    I applied in November and received a call to schedule a phone interview in late December. The interview happened in the beginning of January. The hiring manager and one person from the internship committee conducted the interview; they were very friendly and empathetic. They asked only behavioral questions and the interview lasted for about 40 minutes. When it was over, they told me I would hear back in a couple of weeks, but I contacted HR when I hadn't heard back in a month. HR told me they were waiting for all of the hiring managers to choose their interns before sending a response, but they told me my specific hiring manager chose someone else. A few months later, the HR person called me and told me another position opened up and all I had to do was accept it.

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018

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