Silicon Valley Bank Overview

  • Santa Clara, CA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1983
  • Company - Public (SIVB)
  • Banking & Lending
  • $1 to $5 billion (USD)

For more than 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank has helped innovators and their investors turn bold ideas into success stories. Today, we provide a range of banking services to high-growth companies of all sizes, helping them navigate at any stage. Our hands-on experience with ...

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Best Places to Work: 2022(#44)

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Silicon Valley Bank Reviews

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"Overall great place."

Aug 15, 2022 - Relationship Advisor


Great people, overall really great benefits.


Bank is growing pretty fast and losing some of its culture.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Silicon Valley Bank

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

We embrace diverse perspectives and foster a culture of belonging

SVB's values guide our actions, from our approach to supporting small businesses to community engagement and to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We take a multipronged approach to that includes corporate goals to increase diversity among senior leaders, employee awareness programs and employee resource groups, regular training and educational opportunities, fair pay analysis, leader

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...They preach about diversity and inclusion but the leadership are a bunch of older white guys who commonly use the work Dude, Man, Buddy to great each other....Read More

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Silicon Valley Bank Interviews

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Applied online36%
Employee Referral26%

  1. Associate Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    It was thoughtful. They focused on candidate background, soft skills, and interests. They want to ensure fit and interest in technology / life sciences. There is also a a case study portion, which folks should prepare for but this is not like an IB case study.

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Silicon Valley Bank Awards & Accolades

  • America’s Best Banks (#5)Forbes Magazine2019
  • America’s Best Mid-Size EmployersForbes Magazine2019
  • Best Midcap Bank 2019Institutional Investor Magazine2019
  • America’s Most JUST BankJust Capital and Forbes Magazine2016
  • Highest Ranked Bank in Overall Satisfaction, Transaction/Payments Processing, Strategic Partnership & Customer RelationshipCFO Magazine2016

Pledges & Certifications

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What is paid time off like at Silicon Valley Bank?

...You do get a lot of time off , no real limit on how many days you can take off, good pay....

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People Also Ask about Silicon Valley Bank

Employees rate Silicon Valley Bank 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 891 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2022, Silicon Valley Bank employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

To get a job at Silicon Valley Bank, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Silicon Valley Bank and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 84% of employees would recommend working at Silicon Valley Bank to a friend. This is based on 758 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

56% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Silicon Valley Bank as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.8 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Silicon Valley Bank.

88% of employees think that Silicon Valley Bank has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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