Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo Reviews in California

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
7,409 Reviews
3.2
7,409 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is good and I was able to see a number of interesting deals (in 283 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year (in 488 reviews)


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

  • work- life balance very difficult with the stress management gives to produce (in 138 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love everything about my job, but a Lead Teller is the hardest position.

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    Current Employee - Lead Teller in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Wells Fargo focuses on excellent customer service and personal growth for each team member, which I love.

    Cons

    Lead teller is one of the hardest positions. As a lead teller, you must be able to multitask. You have to keep up with the duties of a supervisor and paperwork as well as teller duties and daily sales goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers, recognize the lead tellers that will do everything without giving you excuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    First class

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker II – Registered in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker II – Registered in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Great bank that I love

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company, strong culture

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    Former Employee - Marketing Database Decision Strategy Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Database Decision Strategy Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Culture, executive management, ability to move within company

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, slow to get things done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to work for

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    Former Employee - Applications Systems Engineer V in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Engineer V in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Competitive market salary. A lot of emphasis is given on teamwork and nurturing the employee.

    Cons

    Less opportunity of remote working. More bureaucratic set up as it takes time to get implemented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very friendly environment and lots of potential to move within the firm.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    great benefits and very friendly office culture. People are all very understanding and willing to work with you.

    Cons

    There could be some pressure at times for goals and workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice culture

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    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    The people here are professional, laid-back, and respectful toward one another. Culturally, there's a lack of aggression and sense of "hierarchy," in a good way. It's inclusive. Even though I was a contractor, I felt like I was always treated with genuine respect and appreciation. Deadlines are reasonable. It's a bank, so it's not always the most creative work, but good and even great work does rise to the top.

    Cons

    I honestly can't really think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to learn common business practice!

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    Current Employee - Licensed Personal Banker in Strawberry, CA
    Current Employee - Licensed Personal Banker in Strawberry, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Health, dental, retirement benefits
    Awesome people! Customers and staff!
    Good leadership and sales training

    Cons

    Rigorous goals
    Competition amongst coworkers
    Aloof managers (not all are bad tho!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to step in your subordinates shoes and see things our way every once in a while, it might engender a little understanding between us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Teller. responsible for providing exceptional customer service and cross selling products

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    Current Employee - Teller in Chino Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in Chino Hills, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    If you're looking towards moving up in the workfield while school. you can work part time with full time benefits plus good pay

    Cons

    depending on where you're working or your experience, sales goals can be very challenging while learning about new prodcuts to offer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take time with each teller individually to better their performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very rewarding depending on your manager and your attitude

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker I in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker I in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    At Wells Fargo there is plenty of positions one can explore on their career path. The growth can be very quick depending how motivated an individual is and how they go about attaining their sales goal. The compensation gets very robust as you climb your way up the latter. Hours are decent with it mostly being a 9 to 6 job with only a couple of call nights for a hour sprined in here and there. Over all I say it is a very good place to work.

    Cons

    Wells Fargo gets a bad rap as a stressful, sales driven company which for the most part, well is true....sort off. There are many individuals in leader ship that don't know how to coach properly in order to get the most out of their employees. I've seen managers demand productivity and threaten corrective action which in itself causes team members to become disengaged and disgruntled especially newer employees that don't know what to expect. To be fair that's not an issue limited to Wells Fargo alone but I can only speak from my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to focus on developing people. Plant some good seeds so that the working relationships bares fruit. You set the pace and if you panic so does the team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Teller

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    Former Employee - Teller in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Teller in Seal Beach, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Worked with school hours and pay was decent for a working college student

    Cons

    Expected a lot in sales

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