Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo Reviews in California

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
7,129 Reviews
3.2
7,129 Reviews
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Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf
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Review Highlights

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.  

    long time ago

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    great culture
    teamwork
    good health benefits
    vacation balance was sufficient

    Cons

    limited exporsure to company vision
    management overlooking what was going on in the company's environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to employees

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Wellsfargo promotes diversity, which is really great, but the management skills of the manager are greatly varies.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Wells Fargo is service oriented company. The company will bend backward to help customer, sometimes at the cost of low paying worker.

    Cons

    Management personal are greatly varies. One of the skills that manager have to have, is to play a lot politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bottom line is not everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great while being a teller... declined soon after

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    benefits, slight job security, funny people, extremely interesting customers, great to be a teller because they work with your school schedule

    Cons

    extremely corrupt, they shove sales down your throat, as a banker you are constantly pushed towards goals that are not realistic, forced to push products that you don't think are going to benefit the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wells Fargo use to be a great place to start a career. Over the last 5 years, there has been a decline in the treatment of employees and management needs to learn how to deal with issues in a positive way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Banker I in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker I in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    A lot of learning on the job and hands on coaching and guidance.

    Cons

    Too much pressure. Unrealistic quotas set by upper and corporate level management. High turnover rate for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Work here if you desire to work for very large companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Wells Fargo is one of the few US employers in which lifetime employment is still possible. I know many people who have worked here for 20 or 30 years; some from entry level to retirement, all within this one company.
    There is the general banking way, and there is the Wells Fargo way. This bank is more conservative than its peers. This risk-averse approach has served Wells Fargo well during the Credit Crisis of 2008 and its aftermath.
    Senior Management consists of almost always Wells Fargo lifers. CEO John Stumpf and his predecessor Dick Kovacevich are probably the best in the industry.

    Cons

    One in 500 in the US labor force works for Wells Fargo. This is one of the largest employers in the world. Companies of this size move slowly and one cannot get anything done without going through many layers, both vertically and horizontally. In other ways, you would spend half your day communicating/convincing others on matters that do not require meetings in an efficient small company. There are 84 distinct businesses in the Wells Fargo family at the last count; the culture varies from business to business, some good, some bad. Please do not assume Wells Fargo is all the say: Research the specific business and the reputation of its middle management in charge of that business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many e-mail notifications all day long. Employees spend half their days reading and clearing all sorts company/department/team/IT/area/whatever news and notifications, and the time remaining for real work is reduced. Most are immediately deleted once read and treated like spam. No one can keep up with all the e-mail broadcasts; very few are actually important and relevant. There should be a rule assigning the importance and urgency flags on each broadcast message so they can be filtered accordingly: urgent ones will be read immediately; important ones later during the day; the rest much later, perhaps never. Applying The 80/20 Rule will save the company a lot of time and money, and employees will face fewer incidents of unnecessary information overload and can instead focus on serving customers.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales, Sales, Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Gold River, CA
    Former Employee - Teller in Gold River, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    World known
    Flexible scheduling if you're a student
    Meet some interesting and great people
    Lots of locations if you ever need to transfer

    Cons

    All about sales, no customer concern whatsoever.
    Management, for the most part, is superficial.
    It's a numbers game, at the end of the day you are just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop being so sales hungry, your employees are not happy. I did not meet one single employee that wasn't in management and was happy with the way they were treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    very well

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    more oppertunity
     big company
    can learn differently
    compatibal
    diversity
    corperation
    management
    fresh
    time
    sharp
    meeting
    fun
    equal
    judgment
    fair
    little

    Cons

    I think due to the economi everyone get pay less then before, I am glad I am still in this company

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not enough room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Benifits package is great, full benifits after one month pf employoment

    Cons

    Not enough room for growth unless you can open 27 accounts per day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so strict with new dress code, & stop being stingy with hours

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Wells Fargo is a great place to work. They are fair which is hard to find. Management could use some improvement.

    Cons

    This is basically a performance based position. You need to sell alot to make it. It is very tough, nad you need to be mentally strong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is really virtually no training. Training should be constant on a daily basis, in order for one to truly suceed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a extremely pressure environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phone Banker II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Phone Banker II in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    good promotion , very fast if you have a good manager, and it has 4 weeks of vocation when you are hired

    Cons

    there are a lot of pressures on sales and goals daily, constant pushing you to sell more checking accounts to customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not too much pressure on selling additonal checking, saving accounts to customers instead of just focusing on customer services experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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