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FHLBank San Francisco Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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FHLBank San Francisco President and CEO Greg Seibly
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  1. "Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FHLBank San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent staff engaged in interesting work

    Cons

    Politics - as usual for a bank


  2. "Good company to work for in general. Just have new CEO last year so a lot of changes may happen in next couple of years."

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst III in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst III in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at FHLBank San Francisco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits and nice people

    Cons

    lack of room to grow


  3. "Very good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FHLBank San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    New engaged CEO. Seems interested in the employees and creating energy and direction for the company. Very good work/life balance. Some managers truly care and provide an environment for growth.
    Great food events on and offsite. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    Too much out-dated process. Some managers have been here a long time and are slow to adapt.


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  5. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Service Management Office Manager in Suisun City, CA
    Former Employee - Service Management Office Manager in Suisun City, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at FHLBank San Francisco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Overall good working environment. I appreciated all of the opportunities there were at this company. My peers were very supportive.

    Cons

    Very stressful environment. A lot of lay offs for IT. There did not appear to be a very good relationship between and IT and their business partners.

    Advice to Management

    Management should take steps to improve the business relationship between IT and it's business partners. They should provide better communication to staff to let them know how we're doing in the eyes of the client.


  6. "Low Engery"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work but not a lot of excitement. The company has a few high end meals. Pay was above average.

    Cons

    A lot of contractors there and hard to become regular employees. No snacks or regular meals and a lot of paper.

    Advice to Management

    See the potential in every worker.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Rigid and Painfully Quiet Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay is great.

    Cons

    No one talks to each other.
    Management offloads all work.
    Not much room for growth.


  8. "Risk Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Risk Manager
    Former Employee - Risk Manager
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great management team - relaxing but productive atmosphere. Great Benefits Nice office environment

    Cons

    Specific managers in the organization are only looking gout for themselves contrary tot eh stated views of senior management


  9. "Company Overview"

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    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company with lots of opportunity to make a change. Such a small company and very lean so your role and responsibilities are bigger than it is. Get exposed to Sr. Leaderships quite easily and often. Exciting time for FHLBSF with Greg Seibly as the new CEO! He's energetic, engaging and really connected to the employees.

    Cons

    Heavily regulated particularly by internals. Rather than seeing mistakes as an opportunity they see it as unacceptable. Employees have become more tactical. Additionally, there's a lot of them that's been here for too long so they become complacent and with long tenure it doesn't leave much room for others to move.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to make mistakes so they can grow. Ease up on reporting incidence. Encourage them to be creative and innovative. Be open to ideas and not be afraid to take the risk. Develop trust and empower them to think outside the box and you'll see more engaged and productive employees.


  10. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst III in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst III in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FHLBank San Francisco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with, very professional and at the same time they are really helpful!

    Cons

    This bank is behind in terms of the technology used for day to day operations

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FHLBank San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Most people/groups are easy to work with, mostly a smart group of people who work hard

    Cons

    Not employee-oriented, managers not well trained in management or leadership, a handful of toxic people made things difficult for a lot of people and it took years for management to deal with them, during the economic crisis there was only one all-hands meeting

    Advice to Management

    communicate to employees, ask for employee feedback and listen to employees, be more open to change, learn to manager/lead and to become better change managers, give more credit to staff and rethink staff bonuses



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