Silicon Valley Bank
3.1 of 5 99 reviews
www.svb.com Santa Clara, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Incredible company, OK Sr. Mgmt, poor middle mgmt, losing its winning culture, politics killing enthusiasm/motivation.

(Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

ProsExcellent competitive salaries, benefits. Clients LOVE this company; good on resume. The Infrastructure, the troops, are what make this company. At exec level, extremely innovative and want to stay ahead of the curve in the market; highly driven. Sales teams and client facing service delivery teams rock, and are the cornerstone of what makes this company vital. Sales leadership is very strong.

ConsVery poor management and leadership skills below exec level, and a few newer ones at C-level are failing as well. No one is cultivating the incredible talent at all levels; there is no scouting of the rich pool of talent within the bank that needs mentoring and elevating. "home grown" is falling away. Career paths in finance are nil. Finance, IT, Ops and HR have some critical negative political black holes that need removing. Huge amount of confusion which fuels politics, leads to nonproductivity; the company is losing its edge and good people will, and are, leaving.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is transitioning with new CEO who although is an excellent business man (and long time svber) still needs to define his leadership and better clarify his company's strategy/mission down through the troops; should engage with employees to get tough - weed out the politics and the 'good ol boy' environment; some of it is in his own backyard.

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    A once great company loosing the culture and ethics that made them great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: Outstanding benefits Competitive pay Good in a niche market Has done very well… Cons: Middle management progressively going from bad to worst Major down trending of employee moral and management not able or willing to do anything about it Senior Management… Advice to Senior Management: Bank trying very hard, and spending tons of money to advance it's international footprint. It needs to step back and focus on becoming… – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Very exciting bank to work for.

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Awesome culture and people. Everyone is an expert in their… Cons: Internship program does not funnel into a full-time job based on… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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