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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Reviews

Updated February 15, 2018
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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Steven Kaplan
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Pros
  • Relaxed environment with a good work-life balance and even a cafeteria (in 15 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, work life, holidays, vacation (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation is below market, but the Fed balances this with above average benefits and a good work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • volunteer opportunities are limited to just Dallas mostly, lots of red tape, elitist mentality is prevalent in management staff (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Positive experience due to management transparency, work/life balance and heavy investment in training."

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst I in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst I in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My work is valued and I'm constantly reminded of it.

    Cons

    Being a risk averse organization, pace of innovation is understandably slower than the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Pick up the pace of innovation a notch.

    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Response

    Apr 25, 2017 – HR Internet Analyst - Social Media

    Thank you for taking time to share your positive experience. We hope you continue to feel valued for your work.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas part-time

    Pros

    Great culture, subsidized company breakfast and lunch, lots of learning opportunities, amazing location in Downtown Dallas near the Arts District.

    Cons

    Very large building to walk around.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Work from home opportunities could be better.


  4. "Overall"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and develop

    Cons

    Some seasons are fast-paced, others are little slower. Not bad, just something to take note of.


  5. "Benefits are amazing"

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

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas full-time

    Pros

    work life balance is great

    Cons

    change sometimes takes a while

    Advice to Management

    continue to be open minded


  6. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Cash Department Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cash Department Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and atmosphere! Off every federal holiday. Stable job security. Very professional colleagues. Family type of environment. Awesome company.

    Cons

    Very labor intensive job. Management can be very out of touch at times. They have a “do what we say” attitude.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "The Fed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits package including a retirement plan (formerly known as a "pension") and a 401K plan
    - Fitness Center & Cafeteria Onsite
    - Free Secure Parking Garage
    - Stability of the organization
    - Great culture

    Cons

    Base salaries slightly less competitive in comparison with other organizations.
    Vacation time at the 5 year mark should be an additional week instead of one additional day.
    Commute for anyone 20+ miles outside of the downtown area.
    Slower to embrace flexible work schedules, remote work, etc.

  8. "At the Dallas Fed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Perks (cafeteria, parking, gym), Good People in General

    Cons

    Politics, Burdensome Processes, Poor Performance Tolerated, Silos, Inefficient Technology

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to staff across levels, and follow up on identified areas of improvement. Ensure business goals and principles flow down through management.


  9. "Applications Developer"

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

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas full-time

    Pros

    Good company, great benifits, friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay could be beeter. Better flex time.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas full-time

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, plenty opportunities to get involved in the community, majority of people are nice, friendly and helpful

    Cons

    volunteer opportunities are limited to just Dallas mostly, lots of red tape, elitist mentality is prevalent in management staff.

    Advice to Management

    conduct competence evaluation of management staff and weed out poor/failing performers


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