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Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Esther L. George
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  • Functions almost like government, lots of red tape (in 3 reviews)

  • Middle and upper middle management have no clue what they are doing (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Software Developer I"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer I
    Current Employee - Software Developer I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People tend to stay here for a long time. Every team I have interacted with is a team I could be happy working with. There are great benefits and work from home opportunities. There are many opportunities for growth and change throughout your career. A great place to work.

    Cons

    Formal atmosphere, though I don't necessarily consider that a downside, but others might.


  2. "Bank Examiner"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and multiple opportunities

    Cons

    Top down management and mediocre pay

    Advice to Management

    Have the backs of employees

  3. "Wonderful Employee Benefits and Retention"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This place has truly pulled together the most amazing benefits package anywhere in the city! Plus, they are constantly discussing your future at the bank and what you enjoy or would like to pursue. Very engaging Executive staff and they take the time to get to know individuals by name. Best decision I've ever made!

    Cons

    No jeans allowed except once a year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

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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 Kansas City full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic experience with some truly genius individual within the research group.

    Cons

    The environment might not be incredibly exciting for younger individuals at all times.


  5. "Dead End"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Coworkers are fun and supportive of each other. I enjoy the work because of who I work with.

    Cons

    Management is terrible unless you are one of them. Downright hostile at times. Too much red tape. Creativity was discouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Train your middle management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Law Enforcement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No out of pocket costs for uniforms, firearms, or dry cleaning. Pay for the job is more than adequate. Decent working environment.

    Cons

    Middle and upper middle management have no clue what they are doing. One specific micro-manager is horrible to work with. Very controlling and lacks people skills. Most other supervisors in other departments are held back from doing their jobs. Lazy co-workers that kiss up to management will succeed faster than those that actually do their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    There is a choke point in your management team and it is close to the top levels. They are preventing supervisors from being supervisors and officers from doing their job. There are good supervisors but they are being held back from their jobs. Real change has to start at the top and that isn't happening.


  7. "Good place for job security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really good benefits, training opportunities, career growth and development, awesome people to work with, good work-life balance if you are not in management . Pay is good if you are in a professional position and bonuses are given out for good performance.

    Cons

    Lots of management changes, reluctancy to change, no casual Friday, it seems like a lot of people complain about their jobs just to complain, they very rarely terminate employees even if they are not performing, so top performers typically end up taking the slack and working extra and not being rewarded for that.

    Advice to Management

    Confront people earlier if they are not performing so you don't loose your top performers because they're picking up the slack, loosen up on the rules something such as casual Friday would boost morale so much!

  8. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Economist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Economist in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very friendly and fair atmosphere

    Cons

    I have no complaints to add


  9. "Change Manager"

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    Current Employee - Change Manager and Implementation Remedy Ad Minf for CHecks and ACH in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Change Manager and Implementation Remedy Ad Minf for CHecks and ACH in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is always busy and they have good pay and benefits

    Cons

    MANY projects going at once. some stress

    Advice to Management

    more work from home time


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Excellent training and substaintal benefits

    Cons

    Long hours and little room to advancement

    Advice to Management

    Provide more upward mobility


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