Wells Fargo Reviews in Columbia, MD

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
6,540 Reviews
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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 264 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year (in 460 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales goals that must be met whether the customer wants or needs the products (in 522 reviews)

  • work- life balance very difficult with the stress management gives to produce (in 126 reviews)

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  1.  

    Slow and Steady

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Job security for semi-competent individuals.

    Cons

    Management often deaf to concerns of subordinates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More managment training.

  2.  

    Not bad job if you have a family. hours are flexible

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    Former Employee - Securities Administrative Analyst II  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Securities Administrative Analyst II in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefit including vacation days, 401k matching and tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    the pay is relatively low comparing other banks. A lot of over time but you get paid 1.5 of your base hour salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    adjust the pay scale a little more. Also, provide more potential growing opportunities for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have had a very rewarding experience with Wells Fargo and learned a lot about myself and my skills.

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    Current Employee - Lead Teller  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to grow
    Their drive to promote from within
    Their overall reputation in banking

    Cons

    -Challenging customer base
    -Management is very particular about promotion preference
    -Policies and procedures are very strict

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    depending on department flexable hours, work is independent for the most part, you are aware you your deadline so you can work at you pace.

    Cons

    Growth and promotions is limited, not all departments have flexibility or care about work life balance. Managers are not consistent. With current market condition managers think it’s a good thing to push people out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't listen to your employees you’re going to lose them. Pushing people out doesn't ensure your job security.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    There is a reason most don't stick around in this position long.

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    Former Employee - Securities Analyst  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Securities Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Wells Fargo is a solid well capitalized bank; a safe company. Casual dress is allowed in the office with some dress down days. The pay is reasonable.

    Cons

    Long hours every third week of the month. Other times there is not enough to do. Cubical layout. Divided into teams with one manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know how to do your subordinate's job.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wells Fargo is a great company but be careful in which divison you apply for work.

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

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    The benefits are good, and when the economy is good there are lots of little bonuses and parties thrown for employees.

    Cons

    Currently there is no room for growth. The current economy has completed stopped the growth within the Corporate Trust divison of Wells Fargo. The management has made questionable decisions about it's expectations for future business. When there was rapid growth from 2004-2006 the hiring standards were lowered in order to get people in the company to run the new business. This has allowed for a number of employees of questionable quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a vision of where CTS needs to be headed, and help align the management to reach that goal. This needs to be communicated to the staff. Goals and high standards need to be set for all employees to make sure the high performers do not get burnt out and the low performers can get by without repremand.

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