Wachovia Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
670 Reviews

3.5
670 Reviews
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Wachovia Chairman and CEO John G. Stumpf
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176 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Wachovia was very committed to work-life balance (in 39 reviews)

  • Good benefits package, great earning potential (in 52 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.  

    strange corporate culture dot com style in charlotte

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    Former Employee - Javascript Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Javascript Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Wachovia as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    during merger with wells fargo this was a terrific javascript only development position with little supervision and large latitude to complete tasks

    Cons

    slow development turn around with software engineers and odd paper thin cloth octagon cubicles so you could hear every nose scratch or click of people next to you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manager left and got team members he liked to follow him to a new company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Legal

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wachovia full-time

    Pros

    Wachovia was very committed to work-life balance. Offered a great benefits package, generous vacation, sick days, family care time, and time to participate in charitable events. Was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Too many management layers and very tight budgets.

  3.  

    Product pushing disguised as financial consulting! Its product of the week city!

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    Former Employee - Licensed Financial Specialist  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Licensed Financial Specialist in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Wachovia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are in the right branch with affluent customers, you are golden. Pay is competitive, health benefits great.

    Cons

    If you ever need to take a day off with less than two weeks notice, don't think about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees' personal life. Work is not the end all be all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I miss this company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    Everything was cool. Nice People nice place to work. Good training.

    Cons

    Nothing it was a great company to work for, too bad it no longer exists

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wachovia assigned me to the Mainframe priviledge access administration position.

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Wachovia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Loved working for Wachovia was disappointed when Well's fargo obtained them.

    Cons

    Well's fargo did not merge most current Wachovia employee's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management and myself worked hand in hand to develope the priviledge access process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Tech Support - Level 3

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    Former Employee - Tech Support - Level III  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Tech Support - Level III in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Wachovia as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with some great people, and tackled a lot of issues.

    Cons

    Only wanted contractor positions, and wouldn't hire, despite several awards and praise while contracting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be cheap, and farm out the support. Hire the talent, that's proved themselves. We could've had a great relationship, for years to come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Positive

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    The people and work environment

    Cons

    Worked in a very tough regulatory environment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the Best Companies I ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Wachovia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life Balance outstanding, training program one of the best in Retail sector.

    Cons

    Was bought out by Wells Fargo and then all matrix changed within the corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Used to not be awful...USED to

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    Former Employee - Teller  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Teller in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Wachovia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent salary and benefits program.

    Cons

    sharks in the water...will suck your soul out and drain you of all dignity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop shoving mortgages and loans on people you know can' afford them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The people were fun.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    The pay was always great.

    Cons

    The atmosphere some days were a bit boring.

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