Wells Fargo Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf
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Pros
  • They sometimes care about work/life balance (in 283 reviews)

  • good benefits a great company to move up (in 488 reviews)

Cons
  • Sales goals that must be met whether the customer wants or needs the products (in 565 reviews)

  • Management does not have much of a work life balance (in 138 reviews)

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  1. Online CSR 1

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Customer Service Representative in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Online Customer Service Representative in Concord, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Overtime available, good benefits, mixed culture casual environment

    Cons

    SALES driven, your position requires you to refer to every customer a product or service no matter of you were able to help customer or not. Micromanaged even when hitting goals. Stressful repetitive tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Explain to new hires expectations. Don't assume they know even after training. Training does not prepare you fully for on the floor expectations


  2. Consultant Reviewer

    Former Contractor - Consultant Writer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Consultant Writer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Subject matter experts were authorities in their fields.

    Cons

    My manager did not schedule my work correcty.

    Advice to Management

    Be more skeptical when your subordinates agree to their production deadlines.


  3. Don't work here if you're an engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - QA Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - QA Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My managers were the best (I think I just got lucky though)

    Cons

    Zero perks, benefits. All the employees had to pay for their own food when we had team lunches. Contractors were not allowed at holiday parties. Our offices were very bleak. Never had any team events.
    Salaries were not competitive.
    Way too much documentation.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees like you treat yourselves. They deserve it


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  5. Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daly City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daly City, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary if you work EXTREMELY, extremely, extremely hard. I wouldn't work there again.

    Cons

    Poor salary if the market is in a slump. I never got a raise in 10 years, yes, 10 years!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of favoritism.


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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Database Developer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent parties, at least in the wholesale division. Always had snacks in the kitchen. Some groups are friendlier to work in than others -- it's possible to transfer, if you get stuck in a bad one.

    Cons

    It's a giant corporation that reserves high pay, bonuses, and stock options for upper management. Evaluations are kept mediocre to keep you convinced that you aren't worth a decent raise.


  7. Well, I'm bored

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Designer in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The people are generally nice, the hours are very much 9-5.

    Cons

    Stagnancy. Very dated technology, lack of software needed to get the job done, lots of people working not to work. Depressing offices with no perks, basically I feel like a cog in an old rusty machine.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for innovation or forever have your products look dated and clunky.


  8. Sales oriented, unethical company, extremely high turnover rate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE) in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid training in headquarter before you work

    Cons

    *very basic salary
    *store managers are sales-driven only
    *terrible ethical employees among them playing dirty political games to win more sales
    *stressful sales job designed for high school graduates
    *mean, money driven company train you to be a greedy liar

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not just heads to open accounts and credit cards for you. Wells Fargo proves it that they only care about money but not customer service. The more money customer has, the better fake service it give out. Trust me you can make a personal banker in WF to lick a millionaire's shoe.


  9. Eeehhhhhhh

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool company loved my coworkers

    Cons

    Bad business practices all about numbers not really helping the customers very big on gaming

    Advice to Management

    Get it together


  10. Systems Architect

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer/Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer/Architect in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    stable employment, ok benefits, office in downtown SF.

    Cons

    technical skills are not rewarded but brown nosing upper management is highly effective strategy to climb corporate ladder

    Advice to Management

    Technical managers should have a clue about technology. The IT work culture does not attract the best and brightest. It attracts those looking for a 9 -5 job where you don't really need to work hard or be very proficient at what you do. Great place for a slacker who can BS. Allot of dead weight in IT just sitting around and getting in way of any progress for fear of being shown up.


  11. Management Is Dishonest, Not Great!!!

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

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Wells Fargo invests and spends a lot of money on marketing the brand, image, and reputation in the public.

    Cons

    There are too many people in management and not enough workers. The managers take credits but blame on staff and throw them under the bus. There are deep office politics and favoritism all over at Wells Fargo. Management hires their children, friends and relatives, and they get off not doing their jobs and pushing off on the underlings.

    Advice to Management

    There are too many people being hired based on relationships and connections at Wells Fargo. Nobody has the courage to speak out about this unfair employment practice.



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