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Silicon Valley Bank Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "1"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and is willing to answer questions. Flexible schedule. There are a lot of systems but they are very user friendly .

    Cons

    There are no procedures written down to follow. Goals that are not within reach . The quality review is not on the same page.

    Advice to Management

    Quality is more valuable than quantity


  2. "Growth and Opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Sales-focused with solid opportunities to continue growing the client base, support innovation, and increase value in tech and life sciences.

    Cons

    Operations and IT leadership is evolving. People are being left behind or are leaving under confusing leadership and changing demands. Middle management is just that, full of managers rather than leaders or mentors. Career pathing is left to individuals creating an atmosphere of competition rather than support.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a cohesive vision and return to the values. Success drivers and the current tagline of going pro focus primarily on the individual and lose the spirit of being united.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not for the faint-hearted"

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    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!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Competitive and free-wheeling 'star' culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank full-time

    Pros

    If you're independent and resourceful (and resilient) and can spend as much time building internal alliances and promoting your personal brand as you do in market generating new business - you will be successful here. If on the other hand you succceed more with mature infrastructure, business process, and general management... you may have difficulty at SVB, which is experiencing growing pains.

    Cons

    For a bank their size, they are at least 10-years behind in business process, IT investment (internal automation / collaboration / data management and client facing applications) and client experience management, which impacts every department.

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is by actually funding the current business infrastructure, process, technology, and training backlog.


  5. "Network Engineer"

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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 Silicon Valley Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Very competitive employer.

    Cons

    Too many changes in management.


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working environment was good.

    Cons

    the package that was provided was not competitive.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Analyst"

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    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

  8. "Credit Card Client Advisor III"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Card Client Advisor III in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Credit Card Client Advisor III in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good culture and innovative company.

    Cons

    There are very few advancement opportunities.


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

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    • 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.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • 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.


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