Wells Fargo Reviews in Columbia, MD

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Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf
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Pros
  • The service is top rate to the customers and the work/life balance is very good (in 241 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year (in 431 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales goals that must be met whether the customer wants or needs the products (in 481 reviews)

  • No work life balance, very stressful work environment derived from upper managerment (in 111 reviews)

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    Could have been better

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    fortune 500 company; Big name experience in your resume

    Cons

    Know the growth opportunity within your division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees; they have first hand experience of what is going on..

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good stepping stone in a good economy, a joke in a bad one.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Good experience for those looking to break into finance/financial services. Good work/life balance and corporate structure.

    Cons

    Salary structure is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a set and tackle tough issues

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    fair, spiteful and lazy managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Securities Analyst  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Securities Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    No hassle about taking time off for appointments and flexible with arrival. Some weeks are easy going with very little to do.

    Cons

    Senior management trying to get people out the door. Underpaid for stress level associated with work, and dead end positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example rather than by constant delegation. More respect will be earned that way. Make employees feel valued. You can't raise salaries for new employees and ignore current employees, that's bad for retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart People as a Competitive Advantage...the rest are idiots!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Securities Analyst  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Securities Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    I can pretty much come and go as I please.
    Very little accountability for the quality of your work. Yup.

    Cons

    Long nights during certain periods of the month.
    Management has no clue how to get people to do their job or train them.
    Coworkers could careless and usually force you to work long hours so they can soak up OT.
    They leverage the people who can do their job and let the idiots keep coasting.
    No room for advancement for Senior Analysts...that's why we go elsewhere!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those people who can actually do their job, fire those who are just taking up space and haven't advanced in over 5 years, middle management is useless!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mid-Level Managers Need to be Cut

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Securities Analyst  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Securities Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Broad exposure to financial concepts. Good starting job right out of college.

    Cons

    If Wells Fargo CTS wants to increase profits they should look at cutting some mid level managers. My manager does nothing all day but work her personal gmail account. She has no idea what is going on in the group and is oblivious to the work and projects that her staff members are doing. She shows nothing but favortism by giving huge raises to the people she likes and small raises to those she doesn't like even if they worked their butt off. So you better learn to brown nose if you want to get ahead. Ironically, the people she gives the huge raises to talk crap behind her back constantly. If we were allowed to give performance reviews to mid level managers, a lot of them would receive failing grades. Needless to say, I will be leaving soon and I know that others will be following me very soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow staff members to give their direct managers performance feedback to HR/senior management. That way they can determine which managers aren't pulling their weight. Too many mid level managers are just there to collect a paycheck and add no value to the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    loss mitigation

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loss Mitigation  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Loss Mitigation in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Name recognition, training, financial knowledge, company stability.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, company politics, disrespect, unknowledgeable senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear concise direction for your goals. Treat everyone with respect. Have open dialogue with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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