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Silicon Valley Bank Reviews

Updated February 6, 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)

    "Good company"

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

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unique business model, executive team and perks.

    Cons

    If you are in IT, careful about the politics.


  2. "PM"

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

    Pros

    Good people not a typical bank

    Cons

    Frustrating at times big company mindset


  3. "Branch Client Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Client Advisor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Branch Client Advisor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, low stress, and small teams. The company prides itself in investing in clients business and assisting in their growth.

    Cons

    The company is not putting enough emphasis on investing in their technology to advance with their rapid growth. The training offered is not sufficient.


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  5. "Untraditional Bank"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Data Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SVB is joyful to work at, the team was very energetic and young! Great culture and vibe.

    Cons

    My internship was too short :( Wish it could've been longer


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Admin II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great pay/benefits. Nice culture

    Cons

    Doesn't seem to be a specific plan in place for getting promoted. Individual manager's seem to make their own rules.


  7. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Forward thinking and modern work offices

    Cons

    Room for growth and training


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits & most of the employees are great to work with it.

    Cons

    Micro Management at it's best! Typical office politics, It is Not what you know; it's who you know in order to get a promotion! Middle management does not understand the complexity of certain day in & day out daily tasks of certain positions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like their are back in High School! Give them some space & respect & treat your employees the way you would want to be treated!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "New Management, New Problems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Valley Bank full-time

    Pros

    Progressive Company
    Great Pay and Benefits
    Great Culture
    Great People

    Cons

    New Management is killing the culture and isn't committed to employee retention
    Mid level managers aren't very good at managing resources and priorities
    Communication and a cohesive direction is non-existant

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people you hired to do the job, treat them well and with respect, empower them to do their best work.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Compliance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong competitive position (big market share of startups and VC firms) allows firm to grow without pushing any boundaries. Interesting work without long hours or much pressure.

    Cons

    Management is self-satisfied but second rate. The layer below the CEO is particularly weak. Senior management has a "what's in it for me" attitude and avoids accountability. The CEO and senior management have their favorites, and they're often weak performers. HR is a mess.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen the management team; make some changes of personnel and install some accountability for senior managers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    401k, Stock Investment, Paid Time off, Sick Time, Transferable, Work remotely,

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are rare. Internal procedures not updated and constantly changing.



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