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Former Employee - Operations  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Operations in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Silicon Valley Bank full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good Benefits
Flexible work schedule for the most part
Some good people
Good Team environment for the most part

Cons

Incompetent Managers
Favoritism
Some Bad people
Some people pretend to be your friend and then turns around and throws you under the bus!
HR group defends their management people rather than the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop promoting people who cannot manage their team effectively due to being incompetent.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Silicon Valley Bank

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    High stress, high pay. High on activity, low on fulfillment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank

    Pros

    High compensation. Ability to make a lot of money as long as you can stand it.

    Cons

    High stress, particularly in HR. Poor leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    SVB has a god complex...

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    Current Employee - Associate II  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Associate II in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank

    Pros

    Good insurance plan and benefits. The name looks good on your business card or resume in the technology and start-up world.

    Cons

    Get paid commercial banking dollars while being pushed to work investment banking hours. It also seems as if 'urgency' has been turned into 'crisis' all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR and Management need to reconcile the strategy differences in compensation. I was always told the official targets by HR, but it was never reflected in my discussions and actions with management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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