Silicon Valley Bank

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1 person found this helpful  

Great niche, distracted execution of strategy.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Silicon Valley Bank full-time

Pros

Fantastic niche - dominant player for venture backed start-up companies which drives great deposits, fee income, loans, warrants (albeit a finite market).

Cons

Spread too thinly and chasing too many initiatives that seem unprofitable (e.g. global offices). Reorganize the company frequently and retain poorer performers. Distracted execution.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would not recommend this company to an IT engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you are looking for a career in finance and banking, this is a good place because SVB is primarily an investment bank, and not a retail bank. For this same reason, there is never a *stressful* push to continuously improve the IT function, add more features or fix the less critical bugs - primary interaction with customers is by customer facing employees. In that respect, life for an IT engineer is relatively stress-free.

    Cons

    IT dept is chaotic and has not enough SVB people - a lot of IT functions are outsourced to multiple agencies with consequent lack of interest in working together and unhealthy politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is OK to hire SVB people who are then motivated and incented to work for the bank, and do not owe their loyalty to their hiring agencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing bank

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    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    SVB gives the opportunity to work in a high growth Bank. The comp and Ben is very good and the people are very friendly with strong integrity.

    Cons

    As with growing companies the infrastructure is still catching up and resources are limited. There are not too many internal opportunities to grow as the Mid-Senior Management does not change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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