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"Research Assistant- Research & Statistics Division"

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Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC

I worked at Federal Reserve Board full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great experience, great career development, and great if you want to get into a good Econ PhD program.

Cons

The work load varies, so sometimes you are super busy, others you are kind of looking for things to do.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at Federal Reserve Board full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with incredibly smart people on interesting and important topics. The amount of training and professional development is immense in terms of acquiring new skills (say, statistical programming) and knowledge (about the part of the economy or markets your section covers). Relatively efficient for a bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Pay is way below other options, even with in the federal reserve system. There is a severe lack of intermediate positions to be promoted into. Do your 2 or 3 years and move on unless you have a phd. Some of the technology used can be a bit out dated.

    Advice to Management

    There need to be more positions for intermediate for research assistants to be promoted into that is more akin to a Junior Economist rather than a Financial Analyst. It makes no sense to train students for 2 or 3 years and essentially give them the boot.


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    "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Federal Reserve Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Closely working in an academic environment. You bosses are very smart an really take an interest in you. There is a built in social scene with many other 22 y/o starting their first job with you. Can really help you get into PhD programs.

    Cons

    The pay is not as good as other options. Sometimes the work can be quite tedious. It is a little overwhelming at the beginning.

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