First Republic Bank - Frustrating, they sold me a big story, but in the end, I can't actually do the job I was hired to do. | Glassdoor
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"Frustrating, they sold me a big story, but in the end, I can't actually do the job I was hired to do."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very good company culture. No budgets. They are generous with salary, less so with benefits.

Cons

Parts of the organization are very conservative. Technology is stone-age. Doesn't move very fast.

Other Employee Reviews for First Republic Bank

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Not what I signed up for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not what I was led to believe"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

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