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Helpful (5)

"Frat house"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Great benefits, company is well known with the early stage tech companies as well with the top venture firms.

Cons

Unless you are a lender your career trajectory is very limited. Too many middle managers , old boy network prevails.. Rotation program only available for lenders and the "chosen". Many of the successful people fit same profile

Advice to Management

Don't be so insincere

Other Employee Reviews for Silicon Valley Bank

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Stay away!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They're great if you love the typical Silcon Valley perks (coffee service, free food, covered parking, gym, game room, etc.) to mask the fact that they're a sweat shop.

    Cons

    They've taken the "Client First" mantra to the extreme where there is no work-life balance. A standard weekday report suddenly becomes an emergency on the weekend if it involves a client. Almost all project workloads are generated by audit due to compliance issues. There is no career path for people in IT. Management personnel decisions are made without employee input. Staffing levels are insufficient. One IT leader is known for inappropriate emails. People are burnt-out and management downplays or ignores complaints. IT management is better at fire-fighting than strategic planning.

    Advice to Management

    IT leadership is ineffective, incompetent, and ruining the culture that the CEO has installed.


  2. "Great Company if you can get in..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, very focused on their employees and work life balance.

    Cons

    Poor management accountability, and not willing to hire in California.


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