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"Very challenging at first but little room for self/professional development."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The people here are great! The environment is very easy-going and laid back. Very different from a lot of IT/Commercial Banks within the area

Cons

Changes are hard to implement, even if it is for improvement purpose.
The politics of getting something as simple as training started, just took a lot more time that it's worth.

Advice to Management

Make sure the company's vision as well as departmental visions are clearly stated for all employees. With a unified business vision, all the managers can work toward the same goal instead of withholding information/support to serve self-interest.

Other Employee Reviews for Silicon Valley Bank

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Silicon Valley Bank is not what it used to be."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy commute
    Able to telecommute
    Great location
    Great people (co-workers)

    Cons

    Schizophrenic management team
    Sophomoric boys' club attitude in managers from CEO down

    Advice to Management

    Retire


  2. "SVB"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    "best of breed" - the market leader in providing banking services to the tech space
    Unique focus on venture capital and technology companies
    Great benefits
    Opportunities to work in offices throughout the US, as well as overseas (India, China, Israel, London)
    Smart and dedicated employees

    Cons

    Contraction of venture capital and private investing pose serious threats to the bank's growth model
    Strategy decisions can feel a bit disjonted
    CEO is not receptive to those who disagree with him

    Advice to Management

    None

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