Silicon Valley Bank
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www.svb.com Santa Clara, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great people, but way too political.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

ProsGreat, friendly, smart, motivated people.
Small enough that you can have an impact.
Amazing benefits.
Cool focus on startups.
Feels like a community.
Lots of people stay for a long time.

ConsClique-y with clear favorites, which has increased in the last year.
Really want you to drink the kool-aid instead of think out of the box.
Not good at process management, IT or creating a short list of clear priorities.
Executive "steering committee" has become distant and little information sharing or decision-making happens lower in the organization.
Say they don't tolerate bad behavior, but clearly do for those who are management favorites.
Not much people development in last few years.
Have fired a bunch of company veterans over the last year without explanation, which has made people really nervous.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have great people. Use them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Operations (Former Employee)
    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… Cons: Incompetent Managers Favoritism Some Bad people Some people pretend to be your friend and then turns around and… Advice to Senior Management: Stop promoting people who cannot manage their team effectively due… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    High stress, high pay. High on activity, low on fulfillment.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank


    Pros: High compensation. Ability to make a lot of money… Cons: High stress, particularly in HR. Poor leadership. Advice to Senior Management: Overhaul leadership No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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