Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2020

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3.6
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger
Kathy Kraninger
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great mission and good people; although things have changed a lot under the current administration(in 12 reviews)

  • "Best government agency to work for(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Travel policies are changing often making more administrative work for examiners(in 7 reviews)

  • "Growing pains from being such a new agency(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good job with great benefits."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Examiner 

    I worked at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation time, great salary.

    Cons

    Makes changes to quick. Make sure you get everything in writing due changing terms and conditions of employment.

  2. "Great mission, program, and work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Director's Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent pay for government - Motivated and talented peers both specific to the Director's Financial Analyst (DFA) program and around the CFPB - Rotational program with experience opportunities - Great location - Fantastic graduate school and follow-on placement

    Cons

    - Longer hours than 9-5 somewhat expected - Direct supervisors can be hit and miss - Not much performance pay or promotion opportunity

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  3. "Examiner"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Examiner in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very fulfilling and easy to be excited about the mission.

    Cons

    Can be overworked and undervalued.

  4. "Fine"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Was a good place to work under previous management.

    Cons

    New management is actively undermining the agency’s mission.

  5. "Amazing mission but currently limited by the current administration"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The CFPB has a strong foundation of talent dedicated to making financial marketplaces work better for consumers.

    Cons

    The current administration is uninterested in robustly enforcing the law and helping consumers. There has been a sharp decline in funds going back into consumer's pockets through enforcement efforts.

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  6. "Only good for the position"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great compensation and retirement benefits

    Cons

    You're hired only for the offered position and you would need to seek advancement opportunities elsewhere. The only way for promotion or lateral career move is a senior manager would have to really like you. Other than that, you're SOL.

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  7. "Political turmoil means you are responsible for the work of what would be 3-5 people."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - IT Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High tech. Tremendous positive impact on society. Cutting edge technology. Great people to work with (except management).

    Cons

    Leadership is overly political - in both directions. The liberals are insanely liberal. The conservatives are insanely conservative.

  8. "Great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flex work, great value in learning and applying skills.

    Cons

    Commute to DC and contractor pay rates are broken

  9. "Examiner"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Examiner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Government work, great on the job experience, meaningful work

    Cons

    Travel, buracracy, SMEs who are bad managers

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  10. "Good mission"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off. The mission is great, glad to help the American consumers

    Cons

    If you are an analyst in one of the regional offices, there are no opportunities for promotion unless you go to DC or be an examiner (with lots of travel).

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