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Silicon Valley Bank Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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  • the work-life balance has been challenging (in 9 reviews)

  • middle management gets more people (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not for the faint-hearted"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Team Lead in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Team Lead in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're looking for a work place where you just show up 9-5 for the sake of showing up, expecting to cruise through life, then Silicon Valley Bank is not for you. Quite the contrary, if challenge is what you crave for, then SVB is perfect for you.

    I love how my job keeps me on my toes, bringing out the best in me. I'm part of the CCAR team, where turnaround time, accuracy and efficiency are crucial. The good part is that I'm working with the best of the best. As stressful and challenging as it could be, I feel tremendous support from not only the project team but most importantly management.

    SVB is great about recognizing and rewarding hard work and good performance. They give out awards, recognition and on-the-spot bonuses throughout the year. Even better, you don't need to wait for mid-year or year-end performance reviews but Management actually takes time to schedule 1:1 meetings with the employees to provide feedback and encourage open communication. Management, in general, has an open-door policy and are very approachable.

    On top of all these, camaraderie between employees is the best I've seen. There's constantly something going on - offsite events, picnics, community service, happy hour events. We had our Christmas party at a Casino last year where they set up tables/games for us, so fun!

    I never post reviews for anything but I feel strongly about SVB that I just had to write this review! I can honestly say this is the best company I've ever worked for!!

    Cons

    For me personally, the only negative is the location. It takes me about an hour to get to work due to Phoenix traffic. But this obviously is not the company's fault!! I get to work remotely from time to time so this definitely helps!

    Advice to Management

    Continue the open door policy!


  2. "Love the bank & excited to see what the future holds."

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

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank as an intern

    Pros

    The bank engages with some of the coolest tech companies.

    Cons

    However, has outdated programs and works kind of like a traditional bank.


  3. "Systems Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    SVB is a great company to work for. Hardwork pays at this company. The people are very firiendly and tireless performance and quality of work are highly regarded. Employees move from one org to another within the bank and that is welcome, which shows the dedication and maturity management has in retaining good employees and making sure they are well rewarded

    Cons

    The HR could strengthen policies around promotions and bands and make it more transparent


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  5. "Great place to work. Big changes coming."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    SVB is slowly becoming just another big bank.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent market penetration. Serves interesting market and ecosystem.

    Cons

    Management can relay information a bit better.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate I
    Current Employee - Associate I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Phenomenal work environment getting to work with some of the most facinating companies in the world

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting an entrepreneurial work environment


  8. "Sr. Technical Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership, people and forward thinking company.

    Cons

    The cafeteria could use some updating.


  9. "Fraud Operations Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fraud Operations Officer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Fraud Operations Officer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People I work with, culture, and Benefits

    Cons

    Some managers suck, you have to work before/after holidays

    Advice to Management

    Let us WFH more


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive management, great benefits, positive culture

    Cons

    Systems/protocols a little sluggish/outdated


  11. "SVB AI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture and unparalleled exposure

    Cons

    Location is far from the city



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