Wells Fargo Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
6,790 Reviews
3.2
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Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is good and I was able to see a number of interesting deals (in 277 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year (in 473 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales goals that must be met whether the customer wants or needs the products (in 550 reviews)

  • work- life balance very difficult with the stress management gives to produce (in 130 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wells Fargo is sales heavy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Branches are like your family, great team good market
    The quarterly bonuses help motivate a lot of tellers to grow
    Opportunity to grow
    2 week virtual training followed by 2 weeks of shadowing

    Cons

    Manager movement is so great that t sometimes hinders the growth of the team
    Creates chaos and disorder when there is a short staff
    Managers do not always have the right tools to motivate the team to do better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To receive better training on motivation and working with a team
    To spend more time in the position or at a branch and work through issues that may arise when a branch is doing poorly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    In al,l great solid company with potential to move forward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provides great insight and experience in a competitive sales environment. Promotions are reasonably obtainable. Provided paid- time off .

    Cons

    Can be pushy about sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Great work training and opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Certain manager typically to using micromanage technic.

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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lost of opportunity, very competitive. Very good training.

    Cons

    The cons of the company would be that, since it is competitive that you might have to overwork yourself for a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Client Associate in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Client Associate in Peoria, IL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice 401k match.

    Cons

    Raises are harder to get. In most cases they will hire someone in at a pay higher than the raise they can give you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Customer Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    A lot of customer coming in for great service that this bank provides, esp when you are on high end districts such as Beverly Hills, Santa Monica etc. They have coffee vending machine for customers, bottled water, chocolates etc. Everything just depends on how great your boss will be.

    Cons

    Easy to get promoted as long as your doing good in your performance your meeting you sales goals and Wow customer service surveys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to see all your team mates potentials. Train them to become leaders.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Technology in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Technology in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compmany, benefits, culture, work environment, socially conscious and community oriented

    Cons

    Very large and full of silos, easy to get lost in the company immenseness. Company goals and good intentions are lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to eliminate silos, live up to promises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great Company but too much Selling!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Escrow Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Escrow Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Good Benefits, Free Lunches, Easy Advancement

    Cons

    Makes you sell their products rather than anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP MICROMANAGING

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BSC in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - BSC in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Wells Fargo as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The thing I like best is the way people treat each other. Kind and respectful environment. That applies to the way customers are treated as well. Solid organization. Reasonably good technology.

    Cons

    Sometimes things move too slowly- like turning a battleship. Upper management can be slow to approve projects even if they are critical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the bureaucracy impede progress that employees are ready and willing to make.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Corporate Risk Intern experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Risk Analytics in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Risk Analytics in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Intelligent, sociable, and enjoyable co-workers
    Work-life balance is excellent
    A lot of resources for employes (free online training, health benefits, socials & networking events)
    Conservative bank culture

    Overall the experience was enjoyable. The people and culture were the biggest factor in my experience at Wells Fargo. Culture is relaxed and supportive. Many people are willing to help other team members if asked. Good exposure to technology used within Wells. Great name for the resume as well.

    Cons

    Work may lack challenge and stimulation
    A lot of down time —may feel unproductive for prolonged periods
    Compensation feels subpar

    Many interns felt under-challenged. The work and projects were very easy. As a result, there was minimal learning and a lot of free time. However, this is a great opportunity to network and take the initiative for your own projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation
    Hire better talent to create synergy and motivation within teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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