Wells Fargo Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
6,382 Reviews

3.2
6,382 Reviews
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Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf
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Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    IT Suport

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    Current Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Innovation, Technology, Ability to work independently

    Cons

    Politics. No career planning activities

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large company good 401k. Fellow employees are great!

    Cons

    Pigeon hole you into a job with no willingness to listen to down up communication. Their way or the highway!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like an Asset and a customer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I made lots of great friends here

    Cons

    The quality of the hiring has gone way down so we put up with a lot of not-so-bright people sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Driven

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pb1  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Pb1 in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, and great compensation for those who reach "gold" level sales quotas. Team camaraderie varies from store to store.

    Cons

    Sales pressure, unethical sales practices, and some managers can be extremely demanding and demeaning. Everything management tells us to do is somehow contradicted the next day with a new tactic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good and Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Systems Engineer 6  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Web Systems Engineer 6 in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong efforts to foster teamwork and community service. Fairly generous vacation and telecommuting practices

    Cons

    Very slow decision making. Very difficult to stand out and/or expand your workload in order to engage with different parts of the bank or different types of business and technologies. Compensation seems to be below average for the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation, better use of company equity to incentivize non-management employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome work experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great company to work for well taken care of as an employee.

    Cons

    none. i am very satisfied with the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    If you can ignore the politics, it's a good job that has good benefits

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    Current Employee - Loan Document Specialist III  in  Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Loan Document Specialist III in Concord, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the jobs pay well and cost out of pocket for medical is less than most.

    Cons

    Promotions are difficult to obtain. Politics. Someone less qualified may be promoted because of who they know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics & promote according to qualifications not favoritism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Customer experience vs sales integrity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Customer Service Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Online Customer Service Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong company. Number one bank right now. Stability. Great pay. Even greater bonuses.

    Cons

    Aggressive sales culture. Almost predatory. Last time checked I'm a customer service rep not a sales banker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower metrics due to numerous changes with policy and proceedures

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid conservative company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Database Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Database Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, lots of opportunity for growth and movement, vertically or laterally. With economic recovery, our division is definitely expanding.

    I'm a technical (mostly) worker, and looking to switch industries, so take my review with a grain of salt if you're really into FS.

    Cons

    Big company, can lose career focus if you stay fixed on the minutia and company processes. Benefits have degraded down to average.

    I'm a technical (mostly) worker, and looking to switch industries, so take my review with a grain of salt if you're really into FS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Organized Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    9-5 work no one stays over.

    Cons

    Not much communication between people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication through participation outside projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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