First Republic (CA) Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    The work is simple, the clients are terrible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at First Republic (CA) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was absolutely better than comparable jobs in the area.

    Cons

    The clientele are oblivious to anything besides how they feel their bank is gouging them, and excessive profanity during phone calls is the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees like people, not children and whipping posts.

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

    Solid high growth company, mediocre career opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Republic (CA) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly employees, solid benefits and a pleasant work environment

    Cons

    Classic big-bank hierarchy, impossible to work efficiently with increased compliance, lacking in internal growth potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the original vision of the bank and stop raising fees for Private Wealth--it detracts from the business model. Allow more opportunities for growth within the firm and better incentivize referrals/asset gathering. Make the company structure flatter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Terrible management style. Not an employee focused employer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Management in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at First Republic (CA)

    Pros

    Small enough to feel like your work makes an impact.

    Cons

    Ruthless management style. No appreciation for employees' hard work and devotion. Very mediocre benefits and compensation and zero career building/coaching etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees matter as do your high net worth clientele.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful

    Enjoyed working for a forward-looking, fast-growing, entrepreneurial-minded organization that rewards contributors.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at First Republic (CA) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation was above average; culture was generally supportive of a healthy work-life balance.

    Cons

    Organizational structure and multiple layers of systems contributed to inefficiencies and strained working relationships between groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support employees' requests and need for professional development regardless of their level of employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Mixed bag

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Republic (CA) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Puts clients first
    [Most] employees are friendly
    Tries to be unlike typical banks

    Cons

    Culture is not consistent across all departments
    Not all employees are treated the same - there is a clear hierarchy and bankers reign supreme
    Employee benefits are not in keeping with the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the example set by leaders like Gary Kelly and treat ALL of your employees better than your clients (instead of the other way around) and your employees will return the favor and take care of the clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems
    Current Employee - Information Systems

    I have been working at First Republic (CA)

    Pros

    -Members of the management team do care about their employees and their well being
    -Subsidized Cafe
    -Co-workers can be wonderful to work with and can be collaborative
    -There can be growth if you work hard
    -Company has great values, but not necessarily always followed.

    Cons

    -Some senior managers do not care at all about the well being of their employees
    -We are a fast paced environment and often hire individuals who may get the job done, but are not the right personality fit. Recently, we have been hiring people who get around by cutting corners and stepping on people, which does not fit with the values of the company
    -The company does a bad job on promoting people based on how hard they work or skill set.
    -Our company strives to be the best in customer service, which is wonderful, but at the same time it causes there to be a minimal work life balance for those who do their jobs well. There is a work life balance for some jobs in the company and for those who do not do their job well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to really look at the new management you are bringing into the group. You will continuously lose your strongest employees if you hire managers who are only concerned with metrics, numbers, or how they look to their bosses and above. Your people are your strongest assets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Politics, politics, politics!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Republic (CA)

    Pros

    Occasional company/department gatherings with free food and drinks.

    Excellent work schedule..you can come in anytime before 9 to work your 8 hrs.

    Cons

    Very cut throat and lots of politics. I've seen a manager get their department taken away from them while they were on vacation. You never know who's really your friend or is really there to sabotage your career.
    You can't voice your concerns or ask questions--you will face consequences if you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one ever seems to really know the policies and procedures. Everything is in the "gray area" and everyone seems to do things differently. They need to implement actual policies and procedures--so employees can finally stop playing the blame game when things go down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Entrepreneurial spirit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Republic (CA) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employees, fun atmosphere, limited bureaucracy. Make what you want of your career here - you aren't placed into a box and can only stay put or move up on that one track, you can make the most of your career and do whatever you want to do.

    Cons

    Basically no work-life balance. Needs to start to be more competitive with the rest of the job industry in allowing flex-time/personal days/work from home benefits/etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want First Republic to act like a start-up an attract entrepreneurial individuals, you need to offer the same perks that those other companies offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Entrepreneurial, independent yet collaborative work environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at First Republic (CA) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are ready to work hard and really care about the work you put out, this is a great place to work. If you are looking for a 9 AM to 5 PM job, this isn't the place for you. I am empowered and encouraged to represent the Bank to the best of my ability each and every day. I am trusted to bestow the Bank's vision upon our new hires. My career path is what I make of it and I am happy.

    Cons

    Some internal systems are outdated.
    New hire onboarding process is cumbersome and delayed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    horrible management in deposit operations

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - CAR in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - CAR in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at First Republic (CA) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Peers and co-workers can be really wonderful, cheap cafe, great benefits

    Cons

    management in deposit services is terrible. They sweep problems away instead of addressing them. They have hire individuals into management roles who only do their bidding instead of helping the folks on the team. If you're going to work for this team stay on the client facing team not the other as the management is stronger on that side. The golden child of current BSA/AML functions is condescending and rude AND is dating one of the individuals within her purview. There is no concern for the well being of the staff and when complaints are made they are quickly squashed. The team plays favorites while the majority of the team takes the brunt of the work and verbal abuse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hide problems. Take care of your people. People from top really need to really spend time with the people below. Don't hide your issues, take care of them! Really look at the line managers on your teams and the bosses that seem to protect or hide their inadequacies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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