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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency CEO Joseph M. Otting
Joseph M. Otting
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance with opportunities to take on many different roles throughout your career(in 41 reviews)

  • "Agency benefits are great (free dental & free vision)(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Thankful for OCC experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency full-time

      Pros

      Great place to build a career.

      Cons

      Due to organizational structure, advancement opportunities may be limited.

    • "Good Benefits"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency full-time

        Pros

        Great retirement, 2 separate 401k plans + pension.

        Cons

        Some positions require frequent travel

      • "Extreme management"

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        Former Employee - Financial Economist in Washington, DC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Salary, benefits, work/life balance. The work is interesting and meaningful.

        Cons

        Being a good employee is less important than agreeing with management or pretending to. Management can be abusive with little to no consequences. Lousy employees get better raises if they act as managers are brilliant.

        Advice to Management

        Listen more to staff about unevenness between managers. Some managers make getting basic benefits so difficult it is not worth it. Others are completely reasonable. Of course the worst managers win the manager of the year award so it comes from the top.

      • "Good entry level position, but nowhere to go"

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        Former Employee - Associate National Bank Examiner in Minneapolis, MN
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great benefits and pay, good work experience for an entry level job

        Cons

        Work is redundant, travel is too much and often unnecessary, most things run on seniority

      • "Interesting job; needs to align pay more with private sector"

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        Current Employee - National Bank Examiner in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        As a large bank examiner, you are exposed to a number of challenging and interesting assignments. There is a real emphasis on work/life balance, and being a good employee is noticed.

        Cons

        Compensation is limited by rating scales, and diplomacy/bureaucracy in the agency. You can perform much better than peers, and only receive 3-5% more of a raise.

        Advice to Management

        Work with the union to develop broader pay increases, and make it easier to cut poor performers

      • "Assistant National Bank Examiner"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

        Pros

        Good healthcare and pay out of school.

        Cons

        The job is VERY boring, found the senior level people arrogant and rude. If you want to work for the government it is a good job, but if you want to use your brain, it is mundane.

      • "Assistant National Bank Examiner"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

          Pros

          Good pay right out of college.

          Cons

          Government position so things sometimes move slowly.

        • Helpful (1)

          "Decent entry level salary and benefits...but for a personal life trade-off"

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

          I have been working at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency full-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          Salary, benefits, reimbursed travel expenses

          Cons

          1. Managers (ADCs) have way too much control and subjectivity over pre-commissioned staff and allow tenured examiners to get away with low production and excessive liberties. 2. Training and development is not this agency's primary concern. Team leaders are not equally distributed in field offices and younger examiners are not getting the attention they need to lead banks and ultimately pass the UCE exam. 3. Younger...

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          Advice to Management

          Pre-commissioned staff are the future of this agency. Less turnover would occur if they felt comfortable with more of their needs being met. Training and development is vital. When instituted properly (not only at the ADCs discretion), more pre-comms would feel more confident following the UCE process.

        • Helpful (1)

          "OCC offers great benefits and pay."

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          Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          The pay and benefits are awesome. Employees have a good opportunity to develop their skills and obtain training.

          Cons

          There are few to no career growth opportunities beyond being a bank examiner. The agency provides little training or career advancement pathways for non-bank examiner employees. Many employees appear to be bored with the work. There is little travel or telework opportunities. Many employees become complacent and complaining due to the lack of growth opportunities. There are too many silos and senior leaders with their...

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          Advice to Management

          Realize when you hire seasoned employees, utilize their expertise and don’t box them into non-growth positions. Also, demonstrated value to those that contributed to the agency in positions other than a bank examiner role.

        • "Great place to work"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I have been working at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency full-time

            Pros

            Good pay benefits and time off

            Cons

            A whole lot of travel

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