First Republic (CA)

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Allergic to formal processes

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

I worked at First Republic (CA)

Pros

Located in SF financial district (Market Street, SF)
Teams pull together
There are many talented employees in IT

Cons

There is little project management discipline, schedules slip weekly
Project managers are powerless, out of the loop
Understaffed IT employees work long hours
Projects are initiated long before scope and costs are understood

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work with project managers and empower them to enforce project management methods.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unique corporate structure-- every client loves FRB service!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at First Republic (CA)

    Pros

    -Great team! Lots of co-worker support.
    -Sense of pride.
    -Service is really appreciated.
    -Support for personal development ventures.
    -Flat hierarchy.

    Cons

    -SF corporate office is great, but the branches are small, so you have to be prepared to work in a small office. (Some may see this as a pro)
    -Structured and sometimes monotonous work days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -More feedback mechanisms should be in place.
    -There should be more available information on pursuing certifications and business training and how to gain sponsorships.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT department gets not respect!

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

    I worked at First Republic (CA)

    Pros

    Classic nine to five environment; job never required anything more than what was expected inside of normal working hours. Lots of PTO time for full time employees. It seems like full timers take one day off every few weeks in addition to vacations.

    Cons

    Heard a lot of grumbling about how internal politics divide the IT department. No feeling of unity nor shared responsibility. Some decisions seemed arbitrary and personal without communicating a real justification, in a dominant/submissive type relationship rather then fostering sense of community and shared responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The IT group should foster a more team-oriented unified community with a sense of shared responsibility rather then feel segmented into fiefdoms, where internal politics trump getting work done.

    Approves of CEO
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