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"Not what I signed up for."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Relationship Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Relationship Manager in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

get deals done quick. however you really need to work with the senior credit team, they are tough to crack and work with, it takes over 3 years to get in their "group"... and its never guaranteed to work.

Cons

its like working for the Italian mob youre either a made man or your a sitting duck ready to get whacked. They promise you the world but they never deliver on it.

Advice to Management

support the people that help you thrive, don't forget about who keeps you on the top of the food chain.

Other Employee Reviews for First Republic Bank

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Not what I was led to believe"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location (if you're in SF), excellent customer service levels

    Cons

    Employees are not treated as well as the customers are, too many politics, egos, and micromanagement.

    I was sold a very different experience than I found to be true once I started working here. Some of the things I was told were true (like how they treat customers and that client service is paramount), but there's more red tape, politicking, egomaniacs, and gossiping behind the scenes. My immediate team is great, but after some of the stuff I've seen, I don't trust anyone else at the bank. They say they're a "flat organization" but that's not really true - there's still a class system in the ranks. This has only gotten worse as the company has grown.

    When all is said and done, it's still a bank. Better than BofA or Wells, but maybe a bank is a bank.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to ferret out where things are not being done in accordance with how you preach for things to be done and people to be treated. Have more skip-levels and invite honesty with anonymity.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Definitely In or out of the group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time

    Pros

    Location.Some great people, if you actually get to meet them

    Cons

    Not much growth. A little stuck in the 80s

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanaging. But this comes from the top and seems to be at every large company.

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