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First Republic Bank Reviews

Updated January 1, 2019
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  • "Work/life balance is difficult to manage 2" (in 26 reviews)

  • "No work life balance whatsoever" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time

    Pros

    AWESOME COMPANY with Great Benefits

    Cons

    No issues to discuss at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good cafe food, people are very friendly and helpful, good culture.

    Cons

    Lack of process. Go forward, go fast is taken very seriously with lack of analysis in all the efforts.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Republic Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. People are friendly 2. Benefits are better than most banks 3. Pay is decent

    Cons

    Work/life balance is difficult to manage 2. Learning opportunity can be minimal 3. Demanding for those who commute +40 minutes

    Advice to Management

    Interact more throughout the entire organization. Focus on other areas of the bank other than deposits and the individuals who work with deposits.


  4. "A flat organization with a great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flat organization that empowers employees to offer the best possible service. On site subsidized cafe, they make contribute to pay down student loans and fund529 plans. Unlimited compensation for business development

    Cons

    Playing catch up on technology


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ok, if you're looking for money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and the pay at this company are wonderful.

    Cons

    The management is terrible. Some managers don't know anything about their actual department. The amount of micro-managing is enormous. The HR department does not follow through. Management will ask you if you have any concerns but they don't actually want it. It is not an open door policy. No growth within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing everyone. You hired them for a reason so let them do their job. If you don't want anyone's opinions then don't ask.


  6. "Loan Servicing Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Loan Servicing Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Loan Servicing Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, student loan monthly pay down of $100-200 a month, quarterly bonuses, Wolfgang Puck cafeterias on site if at the corporate sites.

    Cons

    No major cons that I have experienced


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Toxic Leadership and Horrible Management - HR cannot and will not save you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Republic Bank full-time

    Pros

    They have an Eagle Cafe with some pretty decent subsidized meals.

    Cons

    Before I joined the company, I read so many great things about their culture and success. When I started working for the company, I was immediately shocked that a company of 33 years would have such a lack of infrastructure and training.

    I worked there for almost a year, and the longer I was there the more and more I realized how toxic the leadership was in this company. The situations that occur here are worthy of HR complaints, but HR cannot and will not save you. They all support the toxic system that exists in this bank.

    There are better places to work than here. Don't waste your time.

  8. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture. A lot of positive changes being planned.

    Cons

    Company is very San Francisco focused


  9. "IT Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Republic Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great Company!!! Enjoyed the people, work and environment.

    Cons

    Contract to Employee - Pay was less than expected


  10. "Consumer Services Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn & grow!

    Cons

    There are no cons here.