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Helpful (4)

Not what I was led to believe

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at First Republic (CA) full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great location (if you're in SF), excellent customer service levels

Cons

Employees are not treated as well as the customers are, too many politics, egos, and micromanagement. I was sold a very different experience than I found to be true once I started working here. Some of the things I was told were true (like how they treat customers and that client service is paramount), but there's more red tape, politicking, egomaniacs, and gossiping behind the scenes. My immediate team is great, but after some of the stuff I've seen, I don't trust anyone else at the bank. They say they're a "flat organization" but that's not really true - there's still a class system in the ranks. This has only gotten worse as the company has grown. When all is said and done, it's still a bank. Better than BofA or Wells, but maybe a bank is a bank.

Advice to Management

Please try to ferret out where things are not being done in accordance with how you preach for things to be done and people to be treated. Have more skip-levels and invite honesty with anonymity.

Other Employee Reviews for First Republic (CA)

  1. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Definitely In or out of the group

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much growth. A little stuck in the 80s

    Advice to Management

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


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