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Great bank with a great niche.

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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 for 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Business Model, Great Products, Engaging Executive Management

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Above average pay. Good work balance. Great benefits--401k, ESPP, Health. Executives are very approachable to their employees.

    Cons

    IT infrastructure is in the dark ages. Imagine being in Silicon Valley for > 25 years and going into a conference room and worrying if the LAN line works. That's SVB. Middle Management is one of the worst I have experienced in my 20 year career, especially IT and PMO. HR liasons are useless. They pretend to listen and provide guidance, but will always side with management, unless you can prove your case in court! Employees are guilty, until proven innocent!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If employees start dropping in any particular group, please discipline the managers, send them to management training classes or make them individual contributors! Some people are not cut out to be managers! You already have a great company, with great products in a unique niche. You engage with employees better than most companies your size. Listen to the worker bees every once in a while and don't rely on HR Business partners to do their jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very exciting bank to work for.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in 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 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
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