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"FRB is a great place to work if you are complacent, but..."

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  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Analyst/Associate in San Francisco, CA
Current Contractor - Analyst/Associate in San Francisco, CA
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at First Republic Bank as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

I have worked for 3 departments at the bank and I've been lucky to have very laidback, supportive managers -- however, not everyone at the bank has a great manager. Other pros include:

- Eagles Cafe
- If you like to drink and party, you'll love it here
- Compensation in some departments are generous (other departments are underpaid)
- Flexible work schedule -- again, only in some departments
- Strong customer service
- Great marketing

FRB is a great place to work if you are complacent - but for highly motivated individuals who want upward mobility, there are better opportunities.

Cons

- Stagnant jobs, unchanged career path, little room for growth
- Not many well rounded employees -- maybe not in all departments
- The work is not stimulating, a lot of data entry or work that requires little/no thought
- Office politics and mediocre employees
- People are quick to throw you under the bus
- Lack/absent of knowledge, management, and leadership skills from Senior Management
- Poor organization structure and no processes in place
- OT may get rejected
- Gossip and drama

Advice to Management

hire better managers and executives, develop young employees, and encourage feedback from your team

Other Employee Reviews for First Republic Bank

  1. Helpful (2)

    "FRC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team, Senior Management, Great Locations, Excellent Client Base, Pay Structure, Expansion of the operations on the East Coast.

    Cons

    Not as technologically advanced as it should have been.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


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    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Republic Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people and company culture. Management loves new ideas and really allows you to run with it. Not a micro-managerial place AT ALL.

    Cons

    Unless you're in sales, it's not a very flexible work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for flex-time.

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