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Wells Fargo Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Jun 12, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 503 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf

John G. Stumpf

(293 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    I would never work there again.

    Personal Banker I (SAFE) (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsIt's a good place to start with no experience in bank. Decent benefits.

    ConsExcessive and aggressive sales culture, it's very difficult to move out of retail banking into the corporate side of financial services within the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Culture Crash

    Administrative Assistant IV (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Prosvery structured invironment if you like that

    ConsBad culture since Wachovia merger

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sucks to work here

    Web Systems Engineer (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsNothing pro. All things bad about this company.

    Consall managers suck. biased managers. basically moms working who don't know jack. you will find the perfect example of female bossy boss here

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire technical manager for tech jobs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    unbelievable unethical practices

    Service Manager II (Former Employee) Walnut Creek, CA

    Prosroom for growth, generally nice employees

    Consgrowth based on false, unethical practices or clicks

    Advice to Senior Managementget educated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    terrible.

    Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Prosonly if you need a paycheck

    Conslack of creativity. micro management. favoritism. managements lack of maturity.

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat the staff with dignity and respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Zero merit increase in 2014, individual employee bonus cut in 2013

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros28 days of PTO (although so much work on my plate I have to work even while on PTO, I do at least), living and working in San Francisco is a plus, but why have "recharge your batteries" time if you can't truly use it?

    ConsGoogle "LA Times Wells Fargo" and read for yourself. All of this is my opinion, but I doubled my output of work in 2013 (required for my job) and was given nearly 30% cut in bonus, and zero merit increase. Management told me, "sorry I was given a smaller pool of money and we had nothing to give out". Meanwhile company keeps sending out messages to team members touting record billions in profits. It's time to leave and work for a company that truly cares about it's employees. So sad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you start putting shareholders goals and profits above team member goals and annual recognition, you've just lost the game and you'll never ever recover. But you're making record billions in profit so it doesn't matter to senior mgmt anyway, right?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Astonishingly unprofessional even at middle mgmt level. LIke a nest of Jr. High School cheerleaders.

    Marketing (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsIf you're a long-timer staffer, good benefits

    ConsContractors belong to a separate "serf" class.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstall some cameras and find out how "professional" our corporate culture" really is at the middle-management level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pitable management with no sense of responsibility and accountability

    Business Systems Consultant (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsMaybe a very first bank in the area with a long history but the same principles are not followed anymore. Employee information is not properly recorded

    ConsWork is always given to full time employees. There is no team work whatsoever. Managers do care or are not concerned about their reports . It is all about dressing up well and the whole day just gossiping around the workplace.

    It is very important to record new employee information correctly especially for a bank . If they cannot manage such small details one wonders how they manage their customers financials

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up and be more responsible and accountable. Just because you have been doing the same thing for x number of years does not mean that you keeping doing it forever

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you hate yourself this place is WONDERFUL

    Online Technical Services Representative and Sales Specialist (Current Employee) Concord, CA

    ProsThe pay is slightly above the normal pay grade and this is the ONLY good thing about this company everything else you could think of is bad

    ConsManagement is horrid, now I can only speak of branches in the bay area and Call centers in Concord C.A, So they only promote based on sales no matter what the job is, if you can sell it's yours..... so the management are people who really don't know how to handle a team or fix ANY issues at all(ask a manager a question generally they send you to someone else because they are only good at sales) and they're all afraid to speak up because they will be blacklisted(this is a direct quote from a manager) and given the worst hours or just flat out fired, Wells Fargo fully believes in the method of pester you to sign up for stuff until you break and say yes or just say yes to humor people (go ahead call wells see how often you get transferred and how often you're sold to), The atmosphere in the company is one that slowly kills your humanity. So all in all this is not a good company to work for and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire all of your current managers, stop sending jobs away from california to north carolina just so you can save money, the quality of people you get in north carolina is far less than C.A
     treat your employees better and stop worrying about your shareholders

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place to work. Biggest mistake of my life.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Carlos, CA

    ProsThere is absolutely nothing positive

    ConsIf you don't know how to do something, lie and say you do; if that doesn't work, then throw your coworker under the bus. That is how they operate and the only way you will survive.. May even get promoted for doing so...

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to be a good person to be a good leader because people don't respect you. You know who you are.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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