Wachovia Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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Wachovia Chairman and CEO John G. Stumpf
John G. Stumpf
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Pros
  • Wachovia was very committed to work-life balance (in 42 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Upper management is blind sometimes (in 17 reviews)

  • micro management like i've never seen (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Video Production Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Video Production Coordinator in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Video Production Coordinator in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Wachovia

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great community minded company that treated employees fairly. Great for families and opportunities for advancement. Would have continued to stay there if not for re-structuring that came with Wells Fargo integration.

    Cons

    Bad fiscal management, which led to the dismissal of our department. Well-intentioned company that tried hard to be great, but failed at actual banking. Had headquarters in Charlotte, which made communication with west coast challenging.


  2. Security Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wachovia full-time

    Pros

    Great Location, great facility, great career opportunities

    Cons

    None, it is a great place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Financial Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    Thought it was a great place to work

    Cons

    Resource rightsizing due to M & A


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  5. Great experiance , Great people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Vice President in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great work life balance

    Cons

    Pay is often sub market

    Advice to Management

    reduce dead weight


  6. Great company. Would have likely never left if the brokerage's HQ hadn't moved to STL.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wachovia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Young, outgoing and fun workforce that had balanced lives and made being at work feel less like a "job."

    Cons

    20 word minimum. 20 word minimum.20 word minimum. 20 word minimum. 20 word minimum. 20 word minimum. 20 word minimum.

    Advice to Management

    This advice goes to all companies: make sure you take care of your best employees. Treating everyone the same may be easier but doesn't always make sense if your best workers leave...


  7. Best banking comp plan

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker II
    Current Employee - Personal Banker II

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Comp plan, sales does not report to branch manager, provide tools to succeed and exceptional training, allow employees to easily transfer between departments.

    Cons

    Work life balance, have to work occasional weekends, went out of business, not flexible considering improvements that can be made to current processes

    Advice to Management

    Promote people that have demonstrated the ability to deliver and not based on how long someone has been there. Be more open to process changes.


  8. Best bank to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wachovia

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very good company that takes care of their employees

    Cons

    banking industry is very challenging and stressful


  9. Great Company with great benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Wachovia as a contractor

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

    Pros

    Culture, Benefits, Work life balance

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic, Advancement Opportunities and Inefficient work environment

    Advice to Management

    Grow your business by creating advancement opportunities


  10. Excellent working teams

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wachovia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and satifying work

    Cons

    Poor visibility into long term strategy


  11. I learned a lot about mortgage time frames and the over whelming state of the economy.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreclosure Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Foreclosure Specialist in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Wachovia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well know it Wells Fargo but, it's one of the top banks in the country so, there are great benefits, pay and long lasting friendships.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons really about this company.

    Advice to Management

    The only thing I would advise to management would be little understanding when family's have someone with a potential fatal illness.



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