First Republic (CA)

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2 people found this helpful  

Frustrating, they sold me a big story, but in the end, I can't actually do the job I was hired to do.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Very good company culture. No budgets. They are generous with salary, less so with benefits.

Cons

Parts of the organization are very conservative. Technology is stone-age. Doesn't move very fast.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice place to settle down

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at First Republic (CA) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Successful organization - they know their market and tend to it well
    Friendly people
    Nice location (downtown SF)
    Employee cafeteria on premises
    Low risk of being fired for incompetence

    Cons

    Old style - in many respects 10+ years behind similar organizations
    Political - it is all about people and relationships
    Territorial and vertical (very functional organization as opposed to matrix type orgs)
    Slow and cumbersome - too often key stakeholders retrench behind rigid/outdated processes rather than try to be part of the solution, behave as "owners" and exercise their brain muscle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A look back from a former analyst

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at First Republic (CA) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on your department, you could find nice people spread throughout. The Eagle Cafe was an affordable lunch.

    Cons

    -It may be the nature of financial institutions, but I always got the impression that you could get stabbed in the back or thrown under the bus by many, many sources in the company.

    -Serious separation of management from worker bees. You didn't know what was going to happen until it was happening.

    -Relentless demands with few resources and severely outdated technology.

    -Demands. Fire drills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage. Don't lock yourself away behind office doors and expect the ship to run smoothly without leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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