Wachovia Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
658 Reviews
3.5
658 Reviews
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Wachovia Chairman and CEO John G. Stumpf
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167 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Wachovia was very committed to work-life balance (in 39 reviews)

  • Good benefits package, great earning potential (in 52 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wachovia

    Pros

    Great company to work of

    Cons

    Acquisition by first union changed the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately no longer in existence

  2.  

    Was a great company, sorry to see it gone.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wachovia

    Pros

    Customer service was the best in the country.

    Cons

    It was hard to advance career.

  3.  

    Hard On Selling, but Generally a Nice Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller
    Former Employee - Bank Teller

    I worked at Wachovia part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, even for part-time work. GREAT teller training. Recognition for doing great. They put an emphasis on creating a good environment for customers, which I appreciated as a teller as it made my job pleasant.

    Cons

    Expectations varied from branch to branch (I worked at one where the entire team was general happy to be there because of the great management, clear expectations, and generally smooth running of things; the second branch I worked at was the complete opposite, which eventually led me to leave the company). A little too much emphasis on selling products sometimes--especially as Wells Fargo was taking over;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Popularity contest in Derivative Operations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Wachovia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Willing to pay for external talent...Charlotte is an excellent city to live in. Good place to work if learning and not interested in promotion or questioning policies/processes/procedures. Plenty of good people, unfortunately they are not in management.

    Cons

    Very difficult to promote/transfer internally for high level performers. High level will often be kept in their current position and not allowed chances to grow or change. Less talented employees who focus on popularity contests are more easily promoted and then re-shuffled when they fail. Ethics are not highly regarded and mgmt shows no interest in generating a positive work atmosphere. Highly ethical individuals might become uncomfortable over time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Loved working here! (call center)

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    Former Employee - Call Center Customer Service  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Call Center Customer Service in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Wachovia part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Was great place to work when it was Wachovia! I will rate below based on Wachovia.

    Cons

    When they became Wells Fargo it took a turn for the worse. Everyone was unhappy employees and customers. The company stopped caring about the customer and only cared about the almighty dollar. Overworked, disrespected and unappreciated their employees. (sad)

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Great place to work until Wells Fargo came with their horrible leadership!

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    Former Employee - Grunt  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Grunt in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Wachovia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co-workers were like family.Training was excellent.....Wells Fargo training methods were a joke...

    Cons

    Typical corporate.....No perks!......Wells Fargo Training Style AKA which way is the wind blowing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wells Fargo changed procedures daily.Employees left after being with Wachovia for over 20 yrs.

  8.  

    Great Company To Work For

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wachovia

    Pros

    Able to learn about multiple functions

    Cons

    Being in the location that I was in, the atmosphere was slow.

  9.  

    Great experience working in firm on brokerage side of the house

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    Former Employee - Stockbroker
    Former Employee - Stockbroker

    I worked at Wachovia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good corporate culture. although you can get overlooked as a low producer. emphasis on higher income producers. these producers would get higher percentage payouts.

    Cons

    sold to wells fargo. did not allow for a share holder vote. in the quarterly report before the firm was stating they would go bankrupt, wachovia stated the firm was in a strong financial position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager  in  Bristol, VA
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Bristol, VA

    I worked at Wachovia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, I loved the people I worked with. Little sales pressures,

    Cons

    Technology was outdated so I felt frustrated at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you ar doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    strange corporate culture dot com style in charlotte

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    Former Employee - Javascript Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Javascript Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Wachovia as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    during merger with wells fargo this was a terrific javascript only development position with little supervision and large latitude to complete tasks

    Cons

    slow development turn around with software engineers and odd paper thin cloth octagon cubicles so you could hear every nose scratch or click of people next to you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manager left and got team members he liked to follow him to a new company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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