I have been working at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency full-time
Interesting assignments, great learning opportunities, secure career path.
Grunt work, generalist, small town travel subtracts from time at home, no real skill set or valuable contribution..
Advice to Management
Shorten the credential process and give more autonomy back to the field offices. Act more like a private organization than a government one.
I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
The interview consisted of 4 steps: 1. Application. I applied online after being referred by my school's career services. The process took exactly 8 weeks from online application to offer, but it could go faster or slower depending on your scheduling availability. 2. Testing. If you meet certain qualifications, you'll be invited to make an appointment at an independent testing center. There are two tests. The first is based entirely in accounting principles, so be sure to brush up on Accounting 101. As someone who hasn't taken any accounting classes, I could tell that the questions were simple, but I wasn't confident in my answers. I used the entire hour and a half or however long was allowed. If you pass that, the proctor will give you a set of materials. You will use these to write a report covering aspects of the documents. It is relatively easy to pass if you use analytical writing: Statement, support. Statement, support. Someone will grade this and you should hear back within a few days. 3. Phone Interview. If you pass the tests, you will be invited to schedule a phone interview. It is completely scripted from their side and will be done by a person in the Assistant Bank Examiner role. See the interview questions I listed. 4. On-Site Visit. If you make it through all of that, you'll be invited to an on-site visit. There were three other people interviewing with me that day. There was an overview, a 3-person panel interview, and fingerprinting/paperwork. Very governmental feel: straightforward and no-nonsense. The panel interview essentially repeats the phone interview questions but they'll ask you to go into more detail. 5. (Hopefully) Offer! I was told it could be up to 2 or 3 weeks before I heard back about an offer, but I ended up hearing back within the week.
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