First Republic (CA) Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Horrible, the most dull atmosphere on earth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Receptionist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The Eagle Cafe, truthfully that is all.

    Cons

    Everything, the work environment is so dull and stuffy. People are miserable, not to mention salaries are poor and their Receptionists are treated like dogs.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great Bank for employees and clients

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Work life balance is generally good (depends on department) - Salary is good, raises are ok, end of year bonuses are great (from what I've heard) - Work environment is friendly and building is nice...not a big sea of cubicles - Accommodate training opportunities - Great leadership...Bank strategy is simple to understand and maintain unlike "big banks" - Bank is growing and has room for more growth - Eagle Cafe is subsidized food; few other perks ($65 cell reimbursement)

    Cons

    - Financial Industry comes with high-scrutiny from regulators, which can mean putting out last minute fire drills - Have to hold all discretionary trading accounts with the Bank and their fees are high for the average person who likes to do some moderate trading.

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to focus on quality of life for employees (add perks like wellness plans, higher salary raises...even though bonuses are great) - Focus on data infrastructure to support growth of bank


  3. Helpful (6)

    no room to grow, horrible management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Republic (CA)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    subsidized cafeteria food. That's about it.

    Cons

    inexperienced, poor management. disgruntled workers. too much politics in the office. Non-progressive environment. solution to every problem either takes too long or never is seen through. No gratitude for employees' work. Bottlenecking middle management. Absolutely no career building, just lateral movement. hypocritical culture.

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees as much as you do in your clients. you should enforce your open door policy. practice transparency.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company positioned for strong growth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Republic (CA)

    Pros

    no micro-managing growing company potential for career growth

    Cons

    low pay for industry with growth comes changed and cutbacks


  6. Helpful (4)

    Okay for a growing bank

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Republic (CA)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee cafeteria, decent benefits, nice SF location, most associates very nice

    Cons

    No shared strategic vision, double and triple work inefficiencies, management frustration, bottlenecking middle management, IT and roadmap issues

    Advice to Management

    Use an enterprise change methodology once you've figured out your overall strategy.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Stable environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Republic (CA) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, excellent C level management.

    Cons

    Very limited growth opportunities for growth. Middle management is stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture growth, provide more opportunities to grow within the company.


  8. Helpful (7)

    This is the weirdest job ever

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Republic (CA)

    Pros

    Good pay. They pay you well.

    Cons

    Everything else was horrible. Management, people, system, computer, guideline (there is no guideline actually)...


  9. Helpful (4)

    opportunity killer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Servicing in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Loan Servicing in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at First Republic (CA)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    cheap cafe food quarter / annual bonuses

    Cons

    poor management unhappy workers solution to every problem is overtime

    Advice to Management

    know each employees job function and be ready to step in when needed


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great people, lagging technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Republic (CA)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -nimble,entrepreneurial feel -top tier talent -unique, collaborative culture

    Cons

    -lagging technology -can be prone to death by consensus

    Advice to Management

    -invest in younger talent -make career paths clear


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

    I worked at First Republic (CA) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If your willing to build your client base, the compensation can be very good.

    Cons

    Management is very insecure and not open to change.



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