Silicon Valley Bank

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A good place to work and learn about finance.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - RM, Senior Associate, Analyst in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - RM, Senior Associate, Analyst in Seattle, WA

I worked at Silicon Valley Bank

Pros

Technology industry
Good benefits
Friendly people (for the most part)
Flexible when need to be flexible
Promote fast if you work for it

Cons

Getting to be a "big bank"
Suprising personnel decisions (picking wrong people to promote and getting rid of or driving out good, producing workers)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not manage by fear and insecuirty. If you hire talented people, they will work hard and it will payoff for the company.

Approves of CEO

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

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank

    Pros

    The Corporate Culture is amazing, everyone is very friendly and the bank pays attention to all the employees and make sure they are having personal growth.

    Cons

    The ability to move around the company and apply internally. A lot of different systems that are not connected. Also the Human Resource Staffing Timeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing everything very well, no advice just keep doing what the bank is doing and concentrate on fostering that.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    SVB tech staff - work in progress - janitor?

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - omitted/anonymous in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - omitted/anonymous in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank

    Pros

    Stock price continues to rise, no lack of work. Constant stream of new people coming and going. No lack of assignments.

    Cons

    Management inflexible, politically motivated, unrealistic, clique-ish, motivated by CYA and preserving fiefdoms rather than realistic and fresh approaches to solve current internal and industry standard issues. Assignments highly matrixed, with constant interruptions for fluctuating priorities. No realistic approach to covering production issues vs. 'new' development. Scapegoating as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave your egos and control issues at the door. Promote open status, communication and structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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