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Helpful (5)

It has possibilities

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Business Analyst ( Senior IT Project Manager II) in Santa Clara, CA
Current Contractor - Business Analyst ( Senior IT Project Manager II) in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank as a contractor (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good location, some nice people, smaller company, no worries about lay offs

Cons

No lay offs however you tick off the wrong person and you are out of there even though you did a good job. This is really the oddest place that I have worked. There are a lot of very passive aggressive people in this company. IT is the worst. People get fired every time that you turn around. So it creates an environment of fear for those not in the "in crowd". Recruiters have asked me to come back and my response is NO WAY!

Advice to Management

It is a small company. You can keep a better eye on things. Don't let people get treated this way.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great culture, compelling niche, but uneven mix of mid-level managers

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

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Definitely earns its reputation for being a great place to work: supportive /team-focused culture, excellent benefits, surprisingly philanthropic, and a v.low "douche bag" quotient. Plus, dominates the tech / life science banking sector which seems to grow thru every economic downturn

    Cons

    The downside to a great culture is that nobody ever leaves. Its amazing how many people have been at the bank 10, 15, 20 years! This had led to a disappointing concentration of "B" players at the middle ranks of the company, which seriously limits the ability of the more promising people to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to fire a few people. A few bad apples really will spoil the lot.


  2. Top company, great appreciation for employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank as a contractor

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

    Pros

    Amazing senior management. Fun, edgy company. Small enough for your accomplishments to be noticed and appreciated. Gives back to the community.

    Cons

    Headquarters has a stiff environment.


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