Federal Reserve Board

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It's a really good place to start a career.

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Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Washington, DC (US)
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC (US)

Pros

The job is not too stressful. You can leave your work behind after you clock out.
You get to work with people your age as well as top economists.
You make connections with many different people.

Cons

There's a steep learning curve in terms of learning programming and different data sources.

Recommends
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Soul crushing . . .

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    Pros

    The Federal Reserve Board is quasi-government, which, among other things, means that they don't automatically adopt policies set by Congress or the President. It also has good benefits and amenities (gym, parking by lottery, etc.).

    Cons

    Unless you like posturing (rather than working) to get ahead, lots of bureaucracy, meeting about meetings, and occupying yourself with busy work that's only loosely related to what should be done, this isn't the place to be. The Board is very divided. Duplication of efforts is commonplace where interpersonal issues can't or won't be overcome. The fractures within the organization can make it difficult if not impossible to transfer to other divisions or units. This is a very political environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't even know where you'd begin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great organization

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Great mission
    -Great senior managers

    Cons

    -Need to move faster on some issues.
    -Need more feedback from managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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