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First Republic Bank Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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First Republic Bank Chairman and CEO James H. Herbert II
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  1. "Great culture"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at First Republic Bank as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I met a lot of great people while contracting at FRB.

    Cons

    Challenges aligning business and technology goals


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent benefits, great company culture

    Cons

    No flexibility in schedule, a little stuffy work environment

  3. "Growing organization with good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Performance Sp in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Performance Sp in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Republic Bank full-time

    Pros

    The company is growing and has good benefits. They spend time on building teams and relationships between employees by sponsoring activities

    Cons

    Like many growing companies, I find that it has a confusing structure that is always evolving. FRB-FRIM has poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to get IT system together.


  4. "IT intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work and great opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets busy and we have to rush.


  5. "Great entry level job."

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    Former Employee - Advisor Onboarding Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Advisor Onboarding Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of different projects, growing company, great learning opportunities. Benefits are great: fitness stipend, commuter benefits, student loan assistance, subsidized cafe if you work in SF.

    Cons

    Better planning for projects. Better communication amongst different departments and between associates and managers. Also, middle management could perhaps use more training.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with all of those involved in projects.


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    "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Republic Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are above average. Good pay.

    Cons

    Contractors are treated as disposable.


  7. "Loan Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Senior Loan Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Loan Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Republic Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company with great profitability

    Cons

    little advancement for people trying to transfer departments

    Advice to Management

    Make clear paths for advancement

  8. "Solid company to work for"

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

    I worked at First Republic Bank full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work directly with clients.
    Pay was competitive.
    Great corporate culture.
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Technological growing pains.
    Lots of paper-pushing.


  9. "Good"

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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

    Good people and entrepreneurial spirit

    Cons

    Upward movement can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to ensure continuity of historic culture.


  10. "Commercial Loan Specialist"

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    Former Contractor - Commercial Loan Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Commercial Loan Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Republic Bank as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I liked who I worked with. Social Fridays. The process I was involved with provided me with knowledge into other fields and processes

    Cons

    There weren't enough employees in the department I as involved with. People constantly working overtime to cover the goals set by management. Little to no on job formal training


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