Good culture. Fast promotions in certain divisions (largely dependent on timing, market, people leaving, etc).
Less pay than some other banks of similar size (after a few promotions).
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bridge Capital Holdings (San Jose, CA) in January 2014.
Initial phone interview with HR, followed by an in-person interview with members of the lending team.
The phone interview was more about fit, with very simple accounting questions ("What's a balance sheet? What are liabilities?").
The in-person interview was conducted by a panel from the lending team, but accounting questions were still very basic. Seems like the focus was more on fit, as analyst positions usually lead to client-facing roles. There's usually a lending manager present, along with a few relationship managers.
After a few weeks, I received an offer by phone.
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