First Republic (CA) Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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First Republic (CA) Chairman and CEO James H. Herbert II
James H. Herbert II
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Pros
  • Co-workers are extremely competent and focused on customer service both internal and external (in 6 reviews)

  • The subsidized cafe is a fun perk (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • can be difficult to manage a work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Budget cuts interfere with department goals while upper management continues to pressure for results (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good place to be challenged and grow your skillset

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Monroe, CT
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Monroe, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Republic (CA) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people that I worked with for the most part were kind, intelligent, and easy to be around.

    Cons

    The disconnect from managers to employees was lost on the managers at times.

    Advice to Management

    Create team building activities within immediate managent and the team they manage but don't make these events mandatory.


  2. Good place to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Management Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic (CA) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great workforce and leadership team. I really liked the customer first attitude.

    Cons

    Very very aggressive timeline to get things done. Even though they vouch for work-life balance, it's not virtually there. Some management folks are way too ambitious and looking after their own cause at the cost of their employees. Massive shortage of workforce is a concern

    Advice to Management

    Please enforce the work-life balance scenarios and address massive shortage of workforce.


  3. Overall Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive culture, best of small and large company, good reputation within community

    Cons

    Poor technology, inefficient operational processes


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Deposit Services

    Former Employee - Deposit Service Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Deposit Service Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at First Republic (CA) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not the typical big banks taking anyone off the streets. High net worth clients. Usually by referrals. Friendly workers.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Lack of training.


  6. Good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Online Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Republic (CA) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of promotions along with lateral movement; groups are collaborative. Compensation is good but not great.

    Cons

    Given that FRB must adhere to the Federal Reserve, there isn't too much leniency.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. Love frb

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic (CA) full-time

    Pros

    Love working here. Everyone is really helpful and if you do your work you are rewarded well.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be difficult for new bankers without a full book of business to acquire clients.


  8. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Republic (CA) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    First Republic has a fantastic culture that is not usually experienced in the banking industry. Groups are highly collaberative and work in tandem to generate a one stop shop at FRB for their clients. Compensation is good but not great.

    Cons

    Management has their favorites and can be tough to break into a higher role despite performance. Unless you are in a revenur generating sales role, you are looked at like a commodity. Many groups feel entitled to a 9 to 5 schedule without the drive to generate more business.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on ways to develop the junior to mid-level employees into higher roles within the bank instead of relying so heavily on outside talent acquistion.


  9. FRB

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    overall a good place to work for

    Cons

    too much internal politics going on


  10. Helpful (1)

    Opportunity for Growth

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Services
    Current Employee - Information Services
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic (CA) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Opportunities for growth if you work hard -Strong Tenured (10+ years) Management Team -Caring People -Subsidized Cafe

    Cons

    -Growing pain struggles. The rapid growth of the Bank has caused more bureaucracy, but I suppose this is normal for a large bank. -At times there can be so much focus on the "new" rather then the "old," which cause priorities to shift to frequently -Inability to have a life (if you're successful at the bank)

    Advice to Management

    -Spend more time investing in the growth and development of your employees. -Continue to ensure that we do not turn into another large bank like Wells Fargo, BlackRock, Charles Schwab, Goldman, etc.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great company with a strong culture and values

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Republic (CA) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, good benefits, & talented people.

    Cons

    I was turned down for my request of education reimbursement.



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