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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.

Company Updates

  • Today, we're delighted to share that Sylvain Leduc has been appointed Executive Vice President and Director of Economic Research. Learn more:

    Sylvain Leduc Appointed Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

    San Francisco, California - The Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco appointed Sylvain Leduc executive vice president and director of Economic Research, the Bank announced today. In this capacity, Leduc will oversee all research and analysis functions that support the development of monetary policy and that help further understanding of the economy nationally and globally.

  • We're so proud to be named a 2018 Working Mother 100 Best Company! Read more about why we made the list below. #WM100Best

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    ? First-timer * Before 2017, parents who adopted received six weeks' paid time, while birth mothers received six to eight weeks of disability and eight days of parental leave. Now all new parents receive eight weeks of paid parental leave, which birth mothers receive in addition to paid disability.

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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 Bank is working hard to be more progressive. It also cares about it's people as demonstrated by the commitment to changing the culture. And the benefits are fantastic!

    Cons

    If you're looking to make a big impact fast, you may be less than satisfied at any FRB.

    Advice to Management

    The Federal Reserve System is by nature a conservative, stabilizing entity. That's what it is supposed to be. Yes, be forward looking and find ways to stay current. But don't try to be a tech company. It's not what we are.

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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    Application requires teacher letter of recs. There is a phone screen, and if you pass, they fly you in to interview with multiple sections who are interested in you. They mostly ask about your research experience, very light econometrics and economic theory knowledge. When you are flown out for an interview, you are pretty much deemed qualified. At this point, it's about fit and personality.

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    • Tell us more about this research project listed on your resume. What type of model did you use and why?   1 Answer
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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2018

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