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"Good medium size bank with great culture"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Team Lead Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Team Lead Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Its good medium size bank with great culture. Benefits are great and overall they treat their employee well. The Bank is well know within start-up/pre-IPO community. They provide and encourage technical training for their employee. Technology theu use is cutting edge and they refresh it often.

Cons

Too much favoritism and nepotism with the IT dept. Many Sr manager are not that experience. Overall morale is low in the dept. Too many jobs getting outsource (same story everywhere)

Other Employee Reviews for Silicon Valley Bank

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Tempe operation top notch, great vibe and the two senior mangers running it are genuine & competent. If you take a job here, get based there!
    -Focused group of banking professionals, they stick with what they know best and avoid risky adventures.
    -Exciting global opportunities for the right candidates
    -New IT culture taking root--incompetent Snr. Managers are gone for the most part and the organization is being consolidated and revamped.

    Cons

    -Executive level seems to not get along well. Plenty of games, don't get to close to the sun.
    -Going global--while also positive, company is learning its lessons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing however pull together as a tighter One SVB team at the top.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "It has possibilities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst ( Senior IT Project Manager II) in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst ( Senior IT Project Manager II) in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location, some nice people, smaller company, no worries about lay offs

    Cons

    No lay offs however you tick off the wrong person and you are out of there even though you did a good job. This is really the oddest place that I have worked. There are a lot of very passive aggressive people in this company. IT is the worst. People get fired every time that you turn around. So it creates an environment of fear for those not in the "in crowd". Recruiters have asked me to come back and my response is NO WAY!

    Advice to Management

    It is a small company. You can keep a better eye on things. Don't let people get treated this way.


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