How to get a job at

SVB Financial Group

SVB Financial Group is a diversified financial services company that provides their clients with banking and financial services. Some of these services are commercial and private banking, asset management, and private wealth management. SVB Financial Group is best known for its subsidiary, Silicon Valley Bank. Silicon Valley Bank is a high-tech commercial bank that has funded over 30,000 start up companies.


SVB Financial Group

Looks For

SVB Financial Group is looking to hire individuals who are ambitious and passionate and are looking to make a change in the world. SVB Financial Group wants employees who have big dreams and are willing to collaborate within a dynamic and diverse work environment.

History of

SVB Financial Group

SVB Financial Group was founded in 1983 by Bill Biggerstaff and Robert Medearis. SVB Financial Group completed its IPO in 1988 and began trading on the NASDAQ. SVB Financial Group then focused on expanding its office into fifteen states within the United States and now has offices in Israel, Ireland, Germany, and Canada.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Human Resources / People / Talent
Data / Analytics
Financial Services
office locations
Greater Atlanta
Greater San Francisco
Greater Austin
Greater Boston
Greater Chicago
Greater Dallas
Greater Denver
Greater Los Angeles
Greater Minneapolis
Greater New York
Greater Portland
Greater San Diego
2019 Revenue:

SVB Financial Group

Internship Programs

Associate Development Program

The Associate Development Program is a 15-20 month program for talented recent college graduates and working professionals. Individuals participating in this program are able to gain hands-on experience and training within areas like credit risk management, loan portfolio management, and client relationship skills. This program is intended to be a gateway to full-time employment within SVB Financial and its subsidiaries.

Summer Internship Program

The SVB Financial Group Summer Internship is a 10-12 week program for current college students. During the program, students are integrated into SVB teams and gain hands-on banking experience. Additionally, students are able to network with career executives and gain insight into financial services.

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Junior, Senior
  • College coach program
  • Education reimbursement program

SVB Financial Group

Interview Process

1. Phone Interview with a Recruiter

This interview is typically a 1 hour conversation. Questions will be more personal and resume-focused.

2. In-person Interview

This in-person interview will be with current associates and VPs and questions will be more behavioral and will test your understanding of the bank.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into SVB Financial Group and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on SVB Financial Group, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

SVB Financial Group

Join to unlock this content

You need a PathMatch account to access this content. Enroll today to get ahead.

Enroll now
Member Login
  • Why SVB?
  • Why do you want to work here specifically?
  • Why are you interested in finance?
  • What do you think you could bring to the company?
  • Describe your perfect job.