Silicon Valley Bank

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mixed experience

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

good benefits, interesting work. unpleasant culture.

Cons

passive aggressive culture. dishonesty, little support.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Summer Intern

    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Newton, MA

    Pros

    The company atmosphere was very fun and the people are interesting and easy to work with. Everyone was willing to help and answer my questions. I participated in a lot of out of office activities and community service. It was an overall great experience

    Cons

    Sometimes a little boring, but I think this was because they are slow in the summer.

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

    Stay away from the internal audit department!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Internal Audit Associate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Internal Audit Associate in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Above average benefits & compensation
    Unique niche
    Location
    Most of the people outside of internal audit are cooperative

    Cons

    Internal audit department is one of the worst departments to work for in SVB. The team comprises of Caucasian male managers and Asian female staff. Teams are managed by fear and intimidation. There is no guidance, mentoring or coaching from any of the managers. Head of internal audit has an objective to force at least two employees to quit each year. In the 7 years that he has been on the job 14 people have quit the group. The size of the internal audit team is 10.

    Outside of internal audit, if you are on the lending side you can have a defined career path depending on your networking skills. Having a parent that is connected to the startup ecosystem is a prerequisite for success.

    SVB executive management is stacked with Greg Becker's followers. As expected, this leads to a single point of view which is good if it's the right view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership cannot be delegated
    Stop treating corporate functions like internal audit as necessary evil that are needed for regulators and audit committee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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