Pacific Premier

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Pacific Premier President, CEO, and Director, Pacific Premier Bancorp and Pacific Premier Bank Steve Gardner
Steve Gardner
3 Ratings

    If you are looking for an IT job at this bank, run fast, run far...

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer II in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer II in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Pacific Premier full-time (less than a year)


    The people working there, for the most part, are very good people. Good network of people, and the corporate office is fairly new. All the equipment is top of the line, and clean facilities. They serve breakfast every Friday, and often have catered lunch. Some of the management staff is exceptional. All other aspects of this company, besides IT, seem to be managed very well. The moral throughout most of the company is good, as well as the leadership.


    This review pertains strictly to the IT Department...

    Growth in this company depends where you are, some areas of the company are rewarding and advancement is achievable. For me being in the IT department, I was lied to during my interview, and expected to not only wear more hats than fit on my head, but deliver on ridiculous deadlines set by an IT Manager/ Project manager who knew his job like a man knows about giving birth. The COO is a good guy, straight shooter with a forward thinking approach to IT, he can be judgmental but willing to talk things out. I think he has too much on his plate and leaves the operation of the IT department to someone who rivals monkeys using tools. The culture is that they will work you to death, then replace you. Instead of taking a pragmatic approach to a problem, they throw man hours at it. Overtime is expected, and if you are not onboard you are let go. The work/life balance is not important to this department, and what the Director of IT fails to realize is that turnover is the most costly process a company can encounter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the Director of IT.

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Headquarters Costa Mesa, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Public (PPBI)
Industry Finance
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Pacific Premier Bancorp is the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, which has about ten branches serving Southern California's Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. The bank offers standard deposit products and services, including checking and savings accounts and cash management services. Multi-family residential mortgages account for about half of the company's loan portfolio. It also writes business and consumer loans such as Small Business Administration loans, commercial and industrial loans, and single-family residential mortgages.

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