Silicon Valley Bank Interview Questions

Updated Apr 8, 2015
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Silicon Valley Bank.

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    First contact occurred at my school's job fair. I submitted a video interview and spoke with a recruiter. Did not hear back for an extended period of time. i was then emailed to see if I was still interested. I spoke with a manager and eventually was told I was no longer being considered. The entire process took near two months.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Silicon Valley Bank.

    Interview

    I met with 6 different employees with varying levels of "importance". Overall, a more laid back interview with very personable professionals. A lot of the interview was based on "fitting in", not just technical knowledge. The process took about 2 hours, meeting with each person for 20 minutes. They enjoyed that I had done my research, but also talked about the job description and the lifestyle at SVB often. All interviewers were extremely nice and portrayed a laid back, yet hard working style.

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    Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Silicon Valley Bank.

    Interview

    Interviewers were the Sector Head, SCO, MD, and team members. One on one interviews were with the Sector Head, SCO and MD. The less senior team members came in as a panel of 2.

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    • Nothing technical and I thought it was very easy. I thought the questions were design to see how engaging the candidate is.   1 Answer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Silicon Valley Bank in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through their website to their position, but had a referral and heard back within a week of my application. I had a call with the recruiter who is very nice and easy to talk to, mostly behavioral questions and why I wanted to work at SVB. He let me know I could move on to the video interview, which was a few questions also behavioral that I completed myself within the week. I heard back about four days later that I had moved on to the next round, and that the hiring managers would be reviewing my video interview and I would hear in a week if would make the final round.

    I heard nothing for the next two weeks and followed up and received an email saying that I hadn't made the last round.

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    Summer Analyst Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Silicon Valley Bank (Menlo Park, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, had 2 phone interviews. The first was with one of their associates and was mostly behavioral and to see if you know anything about venture capital. The second one was a phone interview with 2 associates and was a little more in depth about the industry but still mostly just measuring for fit and willingness to learn.

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    • What are some start-ups that you have been looking at and why do you like them.   Answer Question
    • Explain how the venture capital process works from beginning to end.   Answer Question
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    Tech Valuation Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Silicon Valley Bank (San Francisco, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Several phone interviews with different Directors at SVB Analytics, followed by a brief, automated HireVue web interview, then flown to the SF offices for 8 in-person interviews. Two follow-up phone interviews to conclude, with several calls with the Senior Recruiter interspersed. Focus revolved around financial skill set compatibility rather than majority of time ensuring a cultural fit.

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    • How extensive is your financial training or education?   Answer Question
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    Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Silicon Valley Bank (Menlo Park, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was an overall positive experience, but a bit unorganized. It was rather difficult to arrange an in-person interview but eventually we were able to find a time that worked. I met with multiple members of the team all in one morning.I could tell that some of the interviewers had previously looked at my resume but others had not. All were very personable and spoke highly of their current position at SVB which was nice to hear.

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    Associate Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Silicon Valley Bank.

    Interview

    Very interesting process - the College Recruiter was awesome and friendly. He puts you at ease and just has a normal conversation. From there I did a video interview which was really convenient and easy to use. After that it took some time to hear back (the recruiter prepared me that this would happen) and then I was contacted by the manager about the role. We had a good conversation and I was ultimately selected for the position. Overall it was an easy and well organized process.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation really

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Silicon Valley Bank in November 2014.

    Interview

    Submitted my application online. Was contacted within a week for phone screening, which was only really consisted of basic behavioral questions (e.g. "Tell me about yourself." "Why SVB?"). After that, had to complete a digital interview, which were slightly more detailed. I did not care for the format of the digital interview but understand its purpose.

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    • Identify your core values and how do they make you stand out against the competition?   Answer Question
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    Applied online, recruiter contacted me the following day for phone screen. The phone screen went well and I moved on to a digital interview which was set up for the following week. I was never contacted after that, but had back and forth emails with the recruiter (about 7-10x). The recruiter had given me dates on when I would hear back, but those dates were never met. It was pushed back so many times until I finally hear from the hiring manager 3-4 weeks later, who set up another call with me. I was supposed to hear back from her the following week and never did. So all in all, the recruiters and hiring managers do not get back to you regarding next steps like they say they will. After emailing them over 7x for a response and having them fail to act upon their own words, I realized that this is not the type of company I would want to join.

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