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Former Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
Former Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Silicon Valley Bank as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Everyone is very friendly and willing to help.

Cons

Internship program is not very structured

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Know their market. Quick to act.

    Cons

    Very conservative and very political.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit...not tenure.


  2. Helpful (5)

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

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    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)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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