Wachovia

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Wachovia was very committed to work-life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Work/life balance, good benefits (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited cross group interaction at levels below senior management (in 31 reviews)

  • Since the merger with Wells Fargo healthcare insurance is not the best (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wachovia bank teller job full time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Jensen Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Jensen Beach, FL

    I have been working at Wachovia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    full time, steady pay check

    Cons

    low pay and long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good learning experience that explained how much stress I was capable of handling at once.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Greenacres, FL
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Greenacres, FL

    I have been working at Wachovia part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The paid-time-off, friendly coworkers, and great managers.

    Cons

    The policies, inflexible hours, sales-pushiness, stress for lack of staffing, and no proper on-site training development for beginners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand how the level of staffing can affect customer service and smooth operations. Don't expect to have low investing in training, low staffing, high sales goals expectation, 100% customer service, and a fast experience. Do not throw your new tellers in a drive-thru with four lanes by themselves until they are prepared.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Watch your back

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSSR in Delray Beach, FL
    Current Employee - CSSR in Delray Beach, FL

    I have been working at Wachovia

    Pros

    Great promotions. Quick promotions. Alot of benefits.

    Cons

    The incompetence of management. Impossible hours / goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be smarter.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a good place to move up at all

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    Bankers hours, being able to build relationships with customers, a small setting which allows for a feeling of family if working with the right people, paid holidays. With the right management and no micromanaging, it had the potential of being a great job.

    Cons

    If you were really good at your job, then promotions were not offered because you were filling a need in your current position. There are many years with no raises and its blamed on mergers. It is my personal opinion that yearly reviews are done in a matter that justifies no annual raise. You cannot rely on mngmt's promise of advancement. It is placed before you like a dangling carrot so that you will go above and beyond but when the time comes, it does not come through. There was a lot of animosity between management and other workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please encourage workers with possibilities of advancement not morning meetings where you are told you will lose your job if you don't open accounts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No one knows what they are doing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I in Tamarac, FL
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I in Tamarac, FL

    I have been working at Wachovia

    Pros

    Benefits package is nice. PTO and prescription drug. Pay is ok

    Cons

    It is a sales position. Customers do not matter, hit your goal at all costs!! Every hour your manager asks how many accounts you have. Managers do not help with customer issues, they pass the issues on to the bankers and are not very well trained. Most managers do not have recent experience as bankers or tellers. They do not know company policy and state it is their job to "help get the numbers" not to help with customer issues. Constant misinformation---policies are changing daily. Commission is more or less unobtainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your staff and care about the customer. They are why we have jobs. Take responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I wish Wachovia was not a Wells Fargo Company...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Teller in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at Wachovia

    Pros

    -Opportunity to grow if you are sales oriented and make a good impression to upper management.
    -Decent salary (negociate if you have experience)

    Cons

    -The company culture is too sales oriented. Upper management and even branch management does not care if its a slow day or if you don't work much.. they expect core sales goals ot "solutions" to be met daily.
    -We did not receive a pay raise the past year
    -Wells Fargo's benefits package is horrible
    -Bonuses seem non-existent, they dont compare to previous Wachovia structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employee's, no one is happy. Have a training program in place to help with sales. You can't expect people to sale without training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Account, lending and investment sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in The Villages, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in The Villages, FL

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    good commisson income for working hard. Bankers hours are great! Good teamwork generally within your location. When you make commission others can benefit from the sales.

    Cons

    Not enough gender diversity. Odd this is not seen. Mostly women which isnt so bad unless your the only 1 of 2 men working in the entire area of 50 people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not allow management to manage the same area for too long. To much special outside relationship effects everyone.... and not in a good way. Hire some men!! Ratio of women to men are 25 to 1

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I left Wachovia in 2004, I was very unimpressed with the local management and the way the branches were managed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    The pay check never bounced.

    Cons

    Required overtime, however due to laws, they do not pay for the overtime hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better leadership in Broward cty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Collections

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loan Service in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Loan Service in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Wachovia

    Pros

    Good benifits 4 weeks of paid time off. Possible to move up. Good incentive program. Teach you what you need to know to move up.

    Cons

    Micro-managed. On the phones for way to long. Work holidays and sat. Mangement needs to get on the same page.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manangement need to get on the same page. Make work more interactive. Less micro managment and more macro managment. Clear about what needs to be accomplished to move up in company

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Center Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Center Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company and benefits

    Cons

    never get time off bc everyone is seniority above you or there is a mtg. and your managers dont do crap they just push all pressure on you. every branch is different but generally working there sucks. many dont leave/quit because the pay is decent in this economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a degree and learn to respect ee's they are you best assets

    Recommends

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