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4 people found this helpful

Stay away!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (more than a year)

Pros

They're great if you love the typical Silcon Valley perks (coffee service, free food, covered parking, gym, game room, etc.) to mask the fact that they're a sweat shop.

Cons

They've taken the "Client First" mantra to the extreme where there is no work-life balance. A standard weekday report suddenly becomes an emergency on the weekend if it involves a client. Almost all project workloads are generated by audit due to compliance issues. There is no career path for people in IT. Management personnel decisions are made without employee input. Staffing levels are insufficient. One IT leader is known for inappropriate emails. People are burnt-out and management downplays or ignores complaints. IT management is better at fire-fighting than strategic planning.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

IT leadership is ineffective, incompetent, and ruining the culture that the CEO has installed.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 5 people found this helpful

    Frat house

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank

    Pros

    Great benefits, company is well known with the early stage tech companies as well with the top venture firms.

    Cons

    Unless you are a lender your career trajectory is very limited. Too many middle managers , old boy network prevails.. Rotation program only available for lenders and the "chosen". Many of the successful people fit same profile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so insincere

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work, if you don't mind being surrounded by unqualified "good guys"

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is encouraged

    Cons

    Don't necessarily need to be qualified for positions, as long as you are liked by the right people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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