Silicon Valley Bank - Great culture, compelling niche, but uneven mix of mid-level managers | Glassdoor
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"Great culture, compelling niche, but uneven mix of mid-level managers"

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Current Employee - Managing Director in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Managing Director in Santa Clara, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Definitely earns its reputation for being a great place to work: supportive /team-focused culture, excellent benefits, surprisingly philanthropic, and a v.low "douche bag" quotient. Plus, dominates the tech / life science banking sector which seems to grow thru every economic downturn

Cons

The downside to a great culture is that nobody ever leaves. Its amazing how many people have been at the bank 10, 15, 20 years! This had led to a disappointing concentration of "B" players at the middle ranks of the company, which seriously limits the ability of the more promising people to be promoted.

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid to fire a few people. A few bad apples really will spoil the lot.

Other Employee Reviews for Silicon Valley Bank

  1. "I love my job but want to move up!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Risk Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn your job

    Cons

    not much movement or promotions

    Advice to Management

    support those who are successful in their work


  2. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    Internship program is not very structured

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