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"Stay away!"

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Silicon Valley Bank

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

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "mixed experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, interesting work. unpleasant culture.

    Cons

    passive aggressive culture. dishonesty, little support.

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