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First Republic Bank Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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First Republic Bank Chairman and CEO James H. Herbert II
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  • "politics in the office, work life balance" (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    It's a constant learning opportunity, and if you're willing, there are new challenges to explore and grow into. The people are a true team - I see them constantly supporting each other through both good and stressful days.

    Cons

    It can be very busy, and the constant flow of work can be stressful at times.


  2. "You'll Drink the Koolaid"

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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

    Great community, great perks, wonderful people, lots of opportunity for growth and learning.

    Cons

    work/life balance is tough. it is part of the culture to work and always be on call. most newer/younger employees will always eat lunch at their desk.

  3. "Great place to work"

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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

    Strong leadership, positive community

    Cons

    They expect a large time commitment


  4. "Mortgage banker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Republic Bank full-time

    Pros

    very professional atmosphere and some flexibility

    Cons

    nothing moves fast, everthing takes twice as long as it should


  5. "Loan Processor"

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

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time

    Pros

    None, not a great culture or company

    Cons

    Employees have to come into work early and leave late.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company Bad Structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time

    Pros

    benefits, pay, bonuses, pto, subsidized cafe

    Cons

    Management has no leadership qualities, it is sink or float here. Forget about a standardized training program, you learn from your peers and are held accountable for your learning without knowing if you are getting the correct information.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in getting to know your employees, invest in a training program,


  7. "Client Service Associate"

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

    Pros

    Great bank with great benefits. Bank with a lot of growth potential.

    Cons

    High work loads. Not much time off due to high work loads.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Republic Bank full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and compassionate colleagues, in-house cafeteria, the work was tough but the people you work with really help you manage it and help you out.

    Cons

    Clients can be rude, and their requests can sometimes pile up, but you coworkers help you through everything. Inter-department communications can be a bit slow sometimes.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Finally! A place I enjoy working at"

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    Current Employee - Senior Personal Banker in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Personal Banker in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat organization, employees are trusted and empowered to do the right thing for the client and company, our feed back when given is taken into consideration for improvement. This company truely lives and followes company values and we are all on the same mission- to provide extraordinary service.

    Cons

    Not many locations, because of the size of the company and employee turn over low being promoted to a higher lever position is much difficult or takes much longer than other financial institutions.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for hearing us out, valuing your employees and taking care of us!


  10. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Republic Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great benefits
    great culture of the bank
    the target clients are unique , the business is going to the right way

    Cons

    too much politics within departments
    employees did not get same treatment among the departments
    no transparency of what is happening in the departments
    no career growth otherwise promotions depends on favoritism of the manager
    no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    open minded and treat everyone with fairness


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