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Ok company to work for.

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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

Pros

-good compensation
-some good people to work with

Cons

-promote incompetent people
-some bad people to work with
-favoritism
-no work life balance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop promoting people who management like even though they are incompetent.

No opinion of CEO

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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

    Pros

    "best of breed" - the market leader in providing banking services to the tech space
    Unique focus on venture capital and technology companies
    Great benefits
    Opportunities to work in offices throughout the US, as well as overseas (India, China, Israel, London)
    Smart and dedicated employees

    Cons

    Contraction of venture capital and private investing pose serious threats to the bank's growth model
    Strategy decisions can feel a bit disjonted
    CEO is not receptive to those who disagree with him

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
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    Good experience, learned that there was more to life than banking

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank

    Pros

    pay, hours weren't bad, convenient location. Smart people, learned to model and had some accounting experience. Was treated with respect.

    Cons

    didn't feel like the work was worth completing. Worked hard, but in general the work was quite boring. Excel monkey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Was a good experience - it wasn't their fault that I didn't have passion for banking.

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