Silicon Valley Bank

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Don't know what happened here in IT...

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

-Salary and benefits
-Individual Contributors--great people on the ground
-Company seems to be doing well

Cons

Our new CIO is a big disappointment! Everyone seems demoralized with all the recent changes--they let go one of the best IT Leaders (Engineering) not long ago who was the only one seemingly practicing "OneIT" at the leadership level. CIO is clueless, doesn't seem to know what is really going on in IT. CIO leads by bad mouthing IT in the business and talking--she hasn't got anything accomplished in 12 months except killing the morale in IT and getting rid of the few leaders who made a positive difference... and the remaining leadership team members seem to be very fearful and stressed. The new CIO calls it "OneIT" but cant seem to lead by example throwing her own team members under the bus (note to CIO: everyone is watching you and your actions vs. the words coming out of your mouth). Very demoralizing. CIO is disconnected from reality, its really a shame as this was such a great place to work! Now, I am just hoping that I can find something else in the area that has the same salary and benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The CIO is really sad. If you like talking, you have the right lady. Please make a change here and save your IT department! To the remaining LT members: grow some backbone, stop being bullied by the CIO and stand up for your employee's on the floor though in fairness the one leader who did got dumped so I can see why your fearful--still, you have the role do the job!. To the COO: CIO a bad hire, stop the bleeding and end the misery.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Breath of fresh air in IT

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

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

    Pros

    This review is from someone who has been in SVB IT for almost 2 years.
    Great opportunities to grow skills and business acumen.
    A leadership team that really listens and promotes equality.
    Women have equal opportunity to advance.
    Great pay and conditions.
    The business challenges and motivated people make it a pleasure to come to work.
    CIO has a great vision to transform IT.

    Cons

    Some long term IT people have old values and are too comfortable in their jobs. These people form cliques and unfortunately undermine progress with passive-aggressive behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the change in IT. It's a breath of fresh air.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    Relationship oriented, really care about people. Very talented and smart teams. Always something new happening so lots to learn.

    Cons

    Hours can be long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focused and deliberate strategy is appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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