The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

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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
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Best internship thus far
Mortgage Capital Markets Intern (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 27, 2018
FHLBC was a greta place for me to learn and practice new skills. The company culture is great and I felt totally comfortable asking questions. There wasn't any busy work which is great.
Pros
Company outings, open environment, free food, diversity
Cons
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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.
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