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Helpful (3)

Mismanagement of employees

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Company subsidized cafe. Depending on the team, friendly co-workers

Cons

IT is considered as a cost center and there is no a center for innovation. When you point this out to the management , they just keep procrastinating for updating technologies. The goals are always cutting cost. Every 6 months there is a re-org and email sent out to employees to quit at will with a 1 month salary as bonus. There are no long term goals or strategy for the dept. The Director of Enterprise Architecture interviews new employees and then never has time to meet/greet/and discuss what the new hires goals and objectives are for the company. He will meet you again on your last day. There is no work life balance AT ALL for new hires. If you object, raise a question you will be gone soon. They keep saying we are in a technical debt but they have 50+ applications which even the IT dept doesn't support and know off. Whoever has the money gets what they want without consulting anyone.

Advice to Management

The Management needs to change and be present for their employees. Set some department and employee level goals.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Nepotism = Unqualified

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Base salary and bonus opportunity are decent. Locations can be awesome depending on which office you work from. The CEO Jim Herbert is well-respected. If you're looking for a 9-5 job that won't be too challenging, this could be the place for you.

    Cons

    NEPOTISM: Many unqualified people here got internships, vendor contracts, even VP titles because of who they know or are related to. COMPLACENCY: Everyone around here has rose colored glasses, just assumes the best way to success is to stay exactly the same. Few people take any initiative to do new things to stir things up or take this company to the next level

    Advice to Management

    1.) Start hiring qualified people, not just your best friend's wife/daughter/nephew/etc. 2.) Offer better benefits. The best and the brightest talent require more than a paycheck. We want flexible work schedules, community giving programs, tuition reimbursement, and more. 3.) Understand that there are a lot of lazy people in the ranks who have no desire to take initiative to take this business to the next level.


  2. Temp at first republic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Contractor - Deposit Services in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Deposit Services in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at First Republic (CA) as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great food at discounted price.

    Cons

    Cant make mistakes, need to double check even after you have something reviewed by someone else. If its under your name make sure you do it right.

    Advice to Management

    Organize training schedule better and more focused for the position.


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