First Republic (CA)

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Great employees to work with but lots of politics with upper management.

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

Pros

Friendly and down to earth co-workers. Less red tape, easier to get processes moving since the bank is still fairly small for the amount of business they generate.

Cons

Lots of kissing up to upper management. You are constantly being watched and judged whether you know it or not. Employees do at least double the work but do not necessarily get paid for it compared to other banks. Technology is getting better but still lags behind some competitors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

FRB has had a reputation of being a small private bank that values each employee. This is becoming less and less apparent as the bank is grows.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for First Republic (CA)

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Definitely In or out of the group

    • 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

    Location.Some great people, if you actually get to meet them

    Cons

    Not much growth. A little stuck in the 80s

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micromanaging. But this comes from the top and seems to be at every large company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    FRB is a great place to work if you are complacent, but...

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

    Pros

    I have worked for 3 departments at the bank and I've been lucky to have very laidback, supportive managers -- however, not everyone at the bank has a great manager. Other pros include:

    - Eagles Cafe
    - If you like to drink and party, you'll love it here
    - Compensation in some departments are generous (other departments are underpaid)
    - Flexible work schedule -- again, only in some departments
    - Strong customer service
    - Great marketing

    FRB is a great place to work if you are complacent - but for highly motivated individuals who want upward mobility, there are better opportunities.

    Cons

    - Stagnant jobs, unchanged career path, little room for growth
    - Not many well rounded employees -- maybe not in all departments
    - The work is not stimulating, a lot of data entry or work that requires little/no thought
    - Office politics and mediocre employees
    - People are quick to throw you under the bus
    - Lack/absent of knowledge, management, and leadership skills from Senior Management
    - Poor organization structure and no processes in place
    - OT may get rejected
    - Gossip and drama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire better managers and executives, develop young employees, and encourage feedback from your team

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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