Silicon Valley Bank

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Great bank with a great niche.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Relationship Manager in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Senior Relationship Manager in Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Know their market. Quick to act.

Cons

Very conservative and very political.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote based on merit...not tenure.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Very exciting bank to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture and people. Everyone is an expert in their field and will gladly help each other and explain themselves thoroughly.

    Cons

    Internship program does not funnel into a full-time job based on performance necessarily. You need to go through the application process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Company 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.

    Approves of CEO
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