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Wells Fargo Reviews in Columbia, MD

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
6,969 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is good and I was able to see a number of interesting deals (in 277 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year (in 473 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales goals that must be met whether the customer wants or needs the products (in 550 reviews)

  • work- life balance very difficult with the stress management gives to produce (in 130 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not a bad place to work... not a great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Database Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, can be political, At the end of the day it's a job and it's steady and consistent and it pays half decent.

    Cons

    Standard big business culture, can be frustrating, on call can be painful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Slow and Steady

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Job security for semi-competent individuals.

    Cons

    Management often deaf to concerns of subordinates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More managment training.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    SAS 3

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    Former Employee - SAS III in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - SAS III in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great salary and benefits. Excellent training program.

    Cons

    Hiring process can be lengthy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Great Team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Good company culture and best pay

    Cons

    no remote access for women if emergency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad job if you have a family. hours are flexible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Securities Administrative Analyst II in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Securities Administrative Analyst II in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Good benefit including vacation days, 401k matching and tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    the pay is relatively low comparing other banks. A lot of over time but you get paid 1.5 of your base hour salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    adjust the pay scale a little more. Also, provide more potential growing opportunities for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad place to work if you don't mind conservative (risk-averse) attitudes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst III in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst III in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Salary and working conditions for my position are good. I've enjoyed all my direct managers, however upper management seems to reorg positions every year or so (not necessarily a bad thing).

    Cons

    Uptight and not competitive about things like dress code, working remote. Very conservative throughout including running older technology. Recent economic downturn has seen many perks go away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wells Fargo Sucks as an employer

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    Former Employee - Sales in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Sales in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Not many at all...technology is descent

    Cons

    Managers includung upper management are all scam artists! They bait and switch you. Get everything in writing and document everything. Internal customer service is awful therefore external will always be crappy too. They care nothing about you and you are just a number. they dont care to keep good employees just keep replacing and they dont care if you have a life. You have to eat, drink, and sleep Wells Fargo...kinda cultish.... Its a revolving door. Internal changes need to be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internal customer service especially to your sales force. Promote a non sleezy enviroment. Its like a soap opera bribery, affairs, unethical stuff, and plenty of liars!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful people, raises have been very small

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    I would say that over 85% of the people in the office are great. Just like in every work environment, there are always those few. The managers are wonderful (can only think of one that I thought was terrible, they handled that though) Overall, I still like my job and those that I work with. I will say that the amount of knowledge you gain is worth it. They encourage creativity and suggestions. They do listen to feedback, well, except for raises.

    Cons

    Every year the raise get smaller and smaller. I have felt recently, no matter how much extra I have done beyond my assigned work is usually unrewarded or recognized (not referring to thank you notes, talking money). News Flash, thank you notes do not pay the mortgage. There are always headlines of wonderful profits, strong company, then comes review time....Manager tells you, "you're great" and lists all the wonderful accomplishments. Them bam 1%, 1.5%, 2%. Even though you may already be aware that the board has capped raises at 1.5% or 2% you always hope that some sorry, unproductive person an aisle over would get .5% and you would see a little more, after all, you have done so much. It's not just Wells either, it's all over. Companies are wondering how little can they feed the horse before it dies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is great, some are remarkable. My only gripe is raises. Every year I have swallowed all the sacrifices I have made, being as productive as I could, cut costs, even finding money for the bottom line, and tried streamlining any process I could. Never really amounted to much for me. I have kind of given up, gave all I could give, and will be moving on.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I have had a very rewarding experience with Wells Fargo and learned a lot about myself and my skills.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to grow
    Their drive to promote from within
    Their overall reputation in banking

    Cons

    -Challenging customer base
    -Management is very particular about promotion preference
    -Policies and procedures are very strict

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Could have been better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    fortune 500 company; Big name experience in your resume

    Cons

    Know the growth opportunity within your division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees; they have first hand experience of what is going on..

    No opinion of CEO

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