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NCUA Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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3.3
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66%
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72%
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Debbie Matz
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible work schedule, your supervisor makes or breaks the job(in 5 reviews)

  • "Many positions allow for great autonomy with flexible work schedule(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is a reason why turnaround is so high for new examiners(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Facilities Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at NCUA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, laid back atmosphere, paid federal holidays

    Cons

    Very hard to become a federal employee. Contract up to 3 years with no medical or retirement benefits.

    NCUA2017-03-27
  2. "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Examiner 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCUA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation is fair but not that great compared to industry.

    Cons

    -Lots of politics involved if you want to advance. -Lots of travel. I averaged being on the road half of the year. Most of the places I traveled to were less than desirable, generally middle of nowhere. -You have to take a series of tests and an interview in order to advance to a CU-12 or principal examiner (PE) position. Once you're a PE, your career is relatively dead end unless you're willing to always be on the...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing everything down to examiners and having examiners as scapegoats for your problems. Learn to appreciate examiners; they are the bread-and-butter of the agency. Regional and central office staff and management - stop acting like you're so much better than examiners just because of a title, that's how you drive good employees out.

    NCUA2019-06-12
  3. "Short and sweet"

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    Former Employee - Financial Management Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCUA

    Pros

    Great coworkers Opportunity to work closely with senior leadership

    Cons

    Low morale at times You wear MANY hats

    NCUA2019-01-30
  4. "Examiner"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

      I have been working at NCUA full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Work from home or on site.

      Cons

      The frequent travel can take a toll on your personal life

      NCUA2018-08-09
    • "Too much travel"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at NCUA full-time

      Pros

      Flexible work schedule, your supervisor makes or breaks the job.

      Cons

      Travel 75% of the tkme

      Advice to Management

      Be more open and honest. Be the support for the field like you’re supposed to be.

      NCUA2018-05-23
    • "Not bad"

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      Former Employee - Examiner 
      Recommends
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at NCUA full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good benefits & reasonable salary Nice people

      Cons

      Credit union supervision can be (frequently is) a joke. The NCUA: The Credit Union Industry's Best Friend (and chief prudential regulator) Plenty of 'lifers' on career cruise control

      Advice to Management

      Recognize that you are a regulator and not an industry advocate. Credit unions can, and do, engage in unscruplious behavior (just like banks).

      NCUA2018-02-24
    • "Good place"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at NCUA full-time

        Pros

        Good work life balance and salary

        Cons

        Lack of communication and direction.

        NCUA2018-01-28
      • Helpful (2)

        "Not the Same NCUA: Buyer Beware!"

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        Former Employee - Credit Union Examiner in Alexandria, VA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at NCUA full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package Many positions allow for great autonomy with flexible work schedule Many great people are still trapped (work) there Willing to allow on-the-job training for many new hire, mission-essential positons

        Cons

        Small govt agency, so a lot of nepotism and favoritism determines promotions Agency is not very visible and many positions are very specialized, so skills obtained there might not be very transferable in private industry Credit union industry on a consistent downward trend with the number of mergers of natural-person credit unions increasing every year (i.e. if you have less than five years in with this agency, it might...

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        Advice to Management

        Listen to your employees and start to actually value their opinions (i.e. consider something other than the voices in your head) Allow for opportunities for everyone for continuing education and merit promotions, not just your favorites or whoever is related to the executive director or some supervisory examiner who retired 20 years ago

        NCUA2018-01-02
      • Helpful (10)

        "NCUA Examiner"

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        Current Employee - Examiner 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at NCUA full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Some of the PE's, DE's, and specialists are fantastic people.

        Cons

        The NCUA is a place for people who do not really want to do the job they are hired for. If you play the game, and perform "surface" exams (i.e. dont find anything materially wrong) you will pass the PE test and be just fine. If you actually review the instutions, maybe have a clue how to perform a G/L review, and maybe find fraud, you might get targeted by not only your SE, but the Regional office. I say this because...

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        Advice to Management

        Resign. RD's, ADRP's, ARDO's - all of you are basically worthless. None of you have any discipline, honor, or duty to support your examiners.

        NCUA2017-08-21
      • "Junior Graphic Designer"

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        Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Baltimore, MD
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at NCUA full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Knowledge on Credit Unions, Government and how creating more visuals make a huge impact. Being creative in a structure environment is challenging but if you can do it you can make anything work.

        Cons

        Some issues on working as a team throughout different departments; troubles with time management when working between departments. Limited ways to be creative to help awareness of NCUA.

        Advice to Management

        When talented high school/college students come through the door, it would be best to try and keep them. Remember that what your doing now will affect future young adults trying to find a job. Especially if your trying to reach out to more millennial's or go into a more thriving agency that is well known by millennial's. Need to move away from paper, and into the 21st century. Digital things, updated computers will help...

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        NCUA2017-07-17
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