I love working at FRB, the only thing I had to get used to is the commute. But benefits, culture and environment is awesome. The people that are hired are extremely professional and very kind. The culture is about making you want to come to work and feel appreciated.
Thinking about what technology can be versus what it is today is a motto to live by in this company. Creativity in line with security requirements will keep you motivated and excited on where you can take Tech in this environment.
Client service first mentality. Growth by adding one good client at a time with no sales goals which led to less pressure for bankers to push products and also higher client satisfaction.
An excellent corporate culture which led to low employee attrition.
First Republic Bank has a great office culture, good pay and benefits and approachable management. Their offices in SF are very professional and they even offer discounted breakfast and lunch in their private cafeterias.
Treatment and workload of staff is unequal between different teams. Not much room for growth and a lot of processes are manual but there is little incentive to make changes. Bad work life balance and unrealistic expectations. Employees are for the mostly part very friendly.
My first job out of college was at FRB and the company and culture are amazing. Working at the call center was stressful at times but we were paid accordingly. If you work there for 1-2 years, you can pretty move into any department based on experience and other coworkers who went through the transition.
I interviewed for a compliance testing associate job and was very clear that I did not have any prior experience. My manager gave up on my after 2 months. Oh, did I mention that I am 60 and this was age discrimination? There is a clause in the job offer letter that if a new job does not work out after 3 months, you receive a months severance. I received 8 weeks and they pay for one months COBRA benefits. My parting gift was a very honest exit interview with HR. Let's hope the manager receives some much needed training.