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6 days ago

Contract Recruiter, University Relations

Silicon Valley Bank Santa Clara, CA

• Source top talent for SVB’s Associate Development Program through direct sourcing, student organization outlets and social media • Review and… Silicon Valley Bank


22 days ago

IT Business Systems Analyst - Online/Mobile

Silicon Valley Bank Tempe, AZ

The ideal candidate will possess strong systems analysis skills and some project management capabilities – the position will require both sets of… Silicon Valley Bank


6 days ago

Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Silicon Valley Bank Tempe, AZ

The Portfolio Manager reports to the Sr. Portfolio Manager, or the Treasurer, within SVBs Finance Organization. The Portfolio Manager is responsible… Silicon Valley Bank


28 days ago

Systems Lead, Mobile Banking

Silicon Valley Bank Tempe, AZ

The ideal candidate will possess strong systems analysis skills and some project management capabilities – the position will require both sets of… Silicon Valley Bank


10 days ago

Infrastructure Ops Manager II

Silicon Valley Bank Tempe, AZ

SVB is looking for an experienced IT Operations Manager to Manage our Systems Administration Team… Silicon Valley Bank


6 days ago

Relationship Advisor II

Silicon Valley Bank London, England

Primary consultative contact for an assigned portfolio of clients. Each RA is or has independent accountability for the following, depending on… Silicon Valley Bank


9 days ago

Chief Financial Officer, EMEA & India

Silicon Valley Bank London, England

SVB has built a culture based on four core values: being enterprising, ethical, driven and dedicated. Both internally and with our clients, we value… Silicon Valley Bank


6 days ago

Intern - Summer

Silicon Valley Bank Massachusetts

Silicon Valley Bank’s internship program is designed for undergraduates to gain real life experiences with a financial services company that helps… Silicon Valley Bank


27 days ago

VP l Corporate Banking

Silicon Valley Bank London, England

Having opened a full service commercial banking branch in London in 2012, Silicon Valley Bank offers a full suite of products and services to… Silicon Valley Bank


23 days ago

DeVOps Automation Engineer

Silicon Valley Bank Tempe, AZ

We are looking for a Sr. Software Engineer with a passion for designing repeatable delivery process and implementing frameworks that enable projects… Silicon Valley Bank


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    Interesting work, great benefits, flexibility but lot of expectation for putting in the hours

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    Current Employee - Worker Bee  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Silicon Valley Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are smart, have good communication skills and ready to work hard, this could be the place for you. You will be amply rewarded. SVB pays above market salaries in Tempe, AZ, however, salaries in bay area are probably inline with the market. Very wide range of useful benefits such as employee stock purchase plan, 401K matching with immediate vesting, generous bonus and good medical benefits. The company takes care of its employees financially.

     People are very professional and friendly in general. The company is growing so there is ample interesting work. If I am not mistaken, they have not had mass lay-offs at least in the last 20-25 years . They remained resilient through the financial crisis because they were disciplined and avoided real estate sub prime loans. (Only because they got burnt in real estate in the 80s and they pledged to stay away from real estate). The former chief credit officer, Dave Jones, was a hawk so he probably kept them away from trouble prior to the financial crisis.

    Cons

    People are overworked. It is a very sales like culture. Talkers do better than doers.

    After years of growth and success, executives have become arrogant and there is lot of politics. Only if you are on the right side of the authority, will you do well. They started the SVB values thing so that more people start drinking the kool-aid. The top execs don't really live by it but want it drilled in the worker bees to create a cult-like culture and increase productivity. The integrity of some of the top guys is also questionable.

    There is lot of group think. Depending on who you work for, you can be shot down for disagreeing with the boss.

    SVB has been lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Venture capital investments are going through the roof and SVB being in that space is benefiting tremendously. The C level management and senior management seem to believe that they are somehow responsible for the success of the company. I believe they have little if anything to do with the success and growth. They just got lucky. Now they believe that higher interest rates will make them even more successful. I am not so sure. Higher interest rates will slow down the economic activity and reduce the money sloshing around in VC world. SVB might benefit in terms of higher margins but will lose in terms of volume.

    Not too many people with good education, not even the senior management has good education but there are a few exceptions here and there. They can promote you to the top even if you don't have a degree (not necessarily bad thing if you did not go to college but are a real go-getter). They are trying to promote more women now to increase diversity. I personally think that discriminating based on gender, skin color, race or sexuality is not the best way to increase diversity. In fact, I see a lot of group think in some departments. If you do not agree with the authority, you are considered a trouble-maker. Increasing difference of opinion is probably a better way to increase diversity rather than discrimination but that is just my personal opinion and obviously not a fact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are lucky to be in the right place at the right time and your business model is working great for now. Don't get cocky thinking it is only because of your initiatives that the company is making loads of money.

    You have some rotten apples in the mix. Take out bad and arrogant senior managers who lack integrity. At least take a look at why people are leaving under these managers. Make sure that the SVB values are embraced at all levels not just the worker bees. Pay extra attention to integrity. Preserve the culture, it is worth billions! Don't let some ambitious but unethical managers and executives screw it up. Some of them are more focused on building their empire than doing good for the company. Your job is to find them and take care of them!

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