Wachovia Reviews in New York City, NY

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Wachovia was very committed to work-life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Work/life balance, good benefits (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited cross group interaction at levels below senior management (in 31 reviews)

  • Since the merger with Wells Fargo healthcare insurance is not the best (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best place I ever worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller Manager, Sales Assistant, Compliance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teller Manager, Sales Assistant, Compliance in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Always looking to promote and train. Senior staff knew you by your full name and actually remembered you. Friendly coworkers. Top business for Customer Service by far!!! Started out in the flagship in Rockefeller in New York. Miss you Wachovia!!!

    Cons

    No longer around, Wells Fargo now

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Absolute politics at its worst... Internally, the company is so divided that it doesn't know which direction to go.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Auditor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Auditor in New York, NY

    I worked at Wachovia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They knowledgable people but they are all too scared of getting their heads chopped off

    Cons

    They will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking out for yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Management needs lots of work

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, lots of young professionals, room for growth if you are interested.

    Cons

    Teller staff is never more than two people at the window sometime one person until 10 am. Lots of favoritism, unorganized management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be more organized, take interest in the staff, and stand up for your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Personal Banker

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker I in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Personal Banker I in Toms River, NJ

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

    Pros

    it had a good work environment, and managers and a good work life balance good training and happy employes

    Cons

    But then it turned bad as soon as we were bought by wells fargo, it was all results all the time or you were punished and taken away from your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to how Wachovia ran it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    not too satisfied with banking opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good hours, training was significant for learning credit analysis skills and portfolio analysis. Flexible benefits and good team of co-workers made this an enjoyable place to work

    Cons

    no access to upper level management, most corporate development programs were based in North Carolina. Big bank type culture with no room for growth.

  7.  

    Tedious part time work for the benefits

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Dumont, NJ
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Dumont, NJ

    I worked at Wachovia part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Received full benefits working only 20 hours a week. Proper training is provided to all new hires. Flexible with vacation requests.

    Cons

    Doesn't seem like there is room to grow within the company. After working 5 years and establishing myself as a valuable employee, management would still not give me the opportunity to advance after several job positions opened.

  8.  

    Wachovia before Wells Fargo merger

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    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in Hackensack, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in Hackensack, NJ

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

    Pros

    Huge bank with many different departments and ability to transfer.
    Recognize success

    Cons

    Goals were SUPER STRETCH goals but we were expected to reach them every month.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The people are great to work with!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Teller in Syosset, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Teller in Syosset, NY

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    the type of people that you work with helps alot. the Teller line is PERFECT. the Platform on the other hand is....not so perfect

    Cons

    the customers are a different story. Management does not know whats going on! You will find yourself not being able to take a proper lunch because there is no help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn your job! give recognition when it is due!

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Specialist in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    Once upon a time, they paid well.

    Cons

    We have to work on Saturday's and yet no day off in the week. We do OT, cannot say it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't push on Sales like today is the end of the world. There is no human connection. Just numbers game

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    We were just robots!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    Salary was ok. Probably why people stayed!

    Cons

    Wells Fargo runs the show now and they are clueless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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