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Financial Services Roundtable Reviews

Updated June 11, 2017
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  1. "great experience for people interested in lobbying and the financial sector"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Housing Policy Council in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Housing Policy Council in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Financial Services Roundtable as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is knowledge and willing to help interns grow professionally. Depending what department you're in, the internship can be very hands on and a great resume booster.

    Cons

    The organization holds a lot of events so be prepared to set up stages, step and repeats, chairs, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Financial Services Roundtable as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great office environment, great CEO, great association

    Cons

    Conservative culture (could be a pro to some), some negative upper management


  3. "FSR"

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    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Financial Services Roundtable (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for a law student, great experience as well-completely submerged in complex issues from day 1

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at FSR


  4. "great, respectful people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Financial Services Roundtable (Less than a year)

    Pros

    networking opportunities, flexibility, overall good feelings at the office, willingness to provide interns with important tasks

    Cons

    sometimes some sitting around, but always just ask for tasks


  5. "Connections Matter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Some managers are understanding and encourage career growth. Great office location and even fairly junior people often have spacious offices. Good promotion potential for talented entry level folks willing to put in a few years. Often hire from intern classes.

    Cons

    Some in upper management have bad tempers and treat subordinates with barely concealed disdain. Hard to get behind some of the organization's lobbying positions.


  6. "Financial Services Roundtable Internship Program"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    The management here are really friendly and are eager to provide interns with work. The structure of the internship is informal which is either a positive thing or a negative thing depending on how you look at it. The internship is basically what you make out of it. if you keep asking them for work they will give it to you. However if you don't, you may find yourself sitting and doing nothing for hours. As an intern there, I got excellent exposure to DC's federal regulatory agencies and was able to meet with several regulators and financial industry members during a conference that the Financial Services Roundtable organized.

    Cons

    I was not provided with an opportunity to advance to a permanent position. If you want a permanent position with the roundtable, I suggest making that clear from the beginning and working on obtaining that position throughout your internship.

    Advice to Management

    Management should formalize the internship program and should offer interns working there opportunities for advancement in the company should they wish.


  7. "Communications Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Financial Services Roundtable as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved my internship at FSR. Great exposure to a wide variety aspects of a DC lobbying firm. They really tried to give you interesting and memorable experiences. Central location. High-caliber staff at FSR.

    Cons

    Some trivial tasks (nothing unexpected for a summer intern)


  8. "Law Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Financial Services Roundtable part-time

    Pros

    Excellent community, helpful and knowledgable staffers who are eager to give you substantive projects, Networking opportunities through official company events.

    Cons

    Can be slow sometimes depending on legislative seasons, commute can be brutal as is right in the heart of downtown DC if coming in from suburbs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. This is a great program and a great operation that you're running at FSR!


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great learning experience for interns.

    Cons

    No cons to being an intern at FSR.


  10. "Great internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many great people to network with. Internship program makes learning from employees very accessible.

    Cons

    Little to no prospect of FTE