First Republic (CA)

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First Republic (CA) Reviews

Updated April 14, 2014
Updated April 14, 2014
58 Reviews

2.9
58 Reviews
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First Republic (CA) Chairman and CEO James H. Herbert II
James H. Herbert II
39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great location (if you're in SF), excellent customer service levels (in 5 reviews)

  • Great company, great people, great food at discounted price (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • flat hierarchy but massive preference from upper management to workers that they "like" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Team, Managment and Company Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great people, fantastic management (in my department) and a wonderful company culture.
    Excellent benefits, including its own Wolfgang Puck cafe that is HEAVILY subsidized.

    Cons

    Growth is eminent so change can be positive or negative - too early to tell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    FRC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in New York, NY

    Pros

    Team, Senior Management, Great Locations, Excellent Client Base, Pay Structure, Expansion of the operations on the East Coast.

    Cons

    Not as technologically advanced as it should have been.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Temping for First Republic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great team work and support. Positive and welcoming work environment. Knowledgeable co-workers. Even though I was only a temp, I felt like I was part of the team. Everyone was great.

    Cons

    I was only at First Republic for a short time. I wish the floor plan of the cubicles was more open so certain departments weren't so compartmentalized, but that's more of an architecture con than a company con.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to work for a lifetime.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Sales  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Sales in New York, NY

    Pros

    Everyone believes in the mandate for high level customer service.
    Family-like atmosphere in many groups.
    Everything is done with style and class

    Cons

    Can be a bit clique-ish with those who have been there for a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Let the Eagle be prevail.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Preferred Banker  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Preferred Banker in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The Company's culture reflects how clients feel about their bank: people are treated as individuals and each interaction with another is a unique experience in itself. Compensation at the Bank is highly rewarding. The Bank is a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch, sharing the excellent medical, dental, and vision plans with the parent company.

    Cons

    We are on our way to a second merger, set to close in Q109. Hopefully the acquisition by Bank of America will not compromise the culture which the founders have spent some time to build and maintain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employees posted with new developments with the acquisition.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast growing, great clients, smart people, good management

    Cons

    Smaller company (for now), career path from junior to senior level isn't always clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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