The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Employee Reviews

Showing all 17 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive
Sr. Automation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 20, 2018
Participated in SCRUM life-cycle ceremonies like Daily Standup, Sprint Planning, Sprint Demo, Sprint Retrospective.
Effectively collaborated with Scrum team in creating a Behavior Driven Framework with Page Object Model from scratch using Java, Selenium WebDriver, Restful APIs, Cucumber, TestNG, Maven.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and fun place to work
IT Intern (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 12, 2018
1. Benefits for interns same as the full-time employees.
2. Approachable and helpful staff.
3. Ample opportunities for professional growth
4. Summer social events for meeting and interacting with all employees of the bank.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Poor management
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 9, 2018
Tech management is egomaniac. Cannot believe this management team still there after many years. Unusually high turnover because people will not put up with management style, abuse.

Constantly changing minds on technical direction.
Pros
Good compensation
Cons
Abusive management
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place
IT Compliance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 6, 2018
Great environment and wonderful people. I would recommend anyone to work at this company. It can be quick paced but there are always people to help you.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Small company with big impact
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 19, 2017
The Federal Home Loan Bank is an interesting bank that most people don't know about. They are a GSE (Government Sponsored Enterprise) that acts similar to other GSEs (i.e., Fannie and Freddie) by providing liquidity to community lending platforms. The Federal Home Loan Bank provides you the opportunity to learn a lot about banking as the bank is fairly small (<300 employees). However, given it is a GSE, they operate much like a government agency (i.e., slow and methodical).
Pros
not stressful, promotes flexibility
Cons
compensation is commensurate with a government job
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Disconnected Management
Senior Security Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 18, 2017
IT management consists of micro-managers incapable of allowing employees to make decisions. There is little trust given to workers and staff is frequently questioned on decisions, over and over.
Pros
good location, easy hours
Cons
5 year requirement for retirement pension, micro-managed culture, no direction of IT, little investment in training
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Modern technology
Senior QA Analyst (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 20, 2017
Ability to work from home. Using modern methodologies such as Agile and Kanban. Adding automation to testing strategies. Recently transitioned to AWS.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and Fun place to work for
SQL Server DB Administrator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 22, 2017
A company with a good reputation in IT consulting field. Provided loads of training to make its employees ready for work environment.
Provided a happy and fun environment to promote integrity.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Arrogant General Auditor
Vice President of IT (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 3, 2016
The General Auditor treats employees as trash and he has gotten away with it for years. The HR department is not actively pursuing employee complains.
Pros
Great company to work for
Cons
Internal Audit department abuses employee rights
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Awesome Place to work
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 3, 2015
Great place to work. Ability to work with high caliber professionals and learn a lot. Everyone is very respectful and good work is valued as well as rewarded.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 3Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
good
Corporate and Compliance Paralegal (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 25, 2015
Very busy and collarborative work efforts as well as good education and opportunity. Culture is very good and people are open to change
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 4Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great company
Accounting (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IlMarch 12, 2015
The FHLBC is a great company to work for with great employees. I have learned a lot in my position and would recommend it to anyone.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 3Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun. Laid back. Friendly Environment.
Software Test Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 22, 2014
Fun. Laid back. Friendly Environment. Everything was great and fun.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 3Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Communication Intern and Marketing/Sales Intern (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 3, 2014
Excelent job and benefits. Great learning experience for interns. Great pay for interns starting at $17 hour.
Was this review helpful?Yes 8No 3Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
N/a
Associate (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 4, 2012
Overall, FHLBC is a good company; however, there needs to be more work life balance for employees.
Pros
n/a
Cons
n/a
Was this review helpful?Yes 6No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Very pleasant staff.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 12, 2012
FHLBC allow opportunity for advancement and growth on various career paths.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 5Report
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

4.2
Based on 17 reviews
510
44
31
21
11

Ratings by category

4.0Work/Life Balance
4.1Salary/Benefits
3.9Job Security/Advancement
3.9Management
3.9Culture