Wells Fargo Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
6,554 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The service is top rate to the customers and the work/life balance is very good (in 266 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year (in 462 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales goals that must be met whether the customer wants or needs the products (in 526 reviews)

  • work- life balance very difficult with the stress management gives to produce (in 127 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for as they care about their employees' development and success.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management cares about the development of employees and there are many opportunities to grow within the organization.

    Cons

    Because of the size of the organization, market changes can results in layoffs, but that's true in any business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your people and set the standard for customer service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    mixed bag

    Current Employee - Registered Client Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Client Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    the support from the back office is great, our hub is so helpful and there are plenty of resources that can help new employees. software is more or less easy to use.

    Cons

    training is lacking, definitely hands-off. compliance can create hurdles to jump through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs a way to allow client associates provide constructive criticism to team mates/ financial advisors. also seriously needs to formulate a way to motivate employees via goals and pay structure and growth opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth with the right attitude and hours were good

    Cons

    Culture stinks, you're introduced to this company of great ethics and strategies in place to help your customer succeed then in turn as soon as you hit the branch OTJ all you hear is SELL SELL SELL!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont lose out on big talent by pushing them too hard, eventually every talented employee gets tired of your crap and leaves for a more ethics based company, well kinda like I did.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Reasonable

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    Former Employee - Phone Banker I  in  El Monte, CA
    Former Employee - Phone Banker I in El Monte, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tons of multi-tasking involved, fast-paced, great place to start crafting your career.

    Cons

    The leadership is too firm and seems intent on sticking out like a sore thumb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please go back to the days of yesteryear when a Phone Banker had freedom and liberties and wasn't just treated as some robotic bank hack with no soul.

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

    Deteriorated over time

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    Former Employee - Teller At Wells Fargo  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teller At Wells Fargo in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Very good sense of community in the branch because everyone hates it equally
    - You get a decent amount of PTO/Vacation time
    - Free lunch for entire branch on occasion

    Cons

    - Sales goals entirely too high
    - Management gets to run rampant
    - All about politics, who you know/suck up to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management really needs to work on how lower management is handling their employees. It seems a lot of managers are able to do whatever they want to employees without repercussions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good People, Not So Good Pay

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    Former Employee - Teller At Wells Fargo  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teller At Wells Fargo in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great benefits.

    Cons

    Low wages and stressful sales goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide yearly training for management on how to manage diverse groups and provide stress management training for all employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Teller

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    Current Employee - Teller  in  Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in Simi Valley, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, positive work-life balance, positive upbeat attitude. Able to be yourself without management try to mold you into a robot.

    Cons

    Very political environment in which if you don't konw some of the hire uppers mobility is not attainable without kissing up to them.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Loan Document Specialist  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Loan Document Specialist in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, Good environment, Good coworkers, Good ethics, Good support, Comprehensive Training (For the most part), Would work there again

    Cons

    They overworked the processors at times and we would have 40+ files each. It got pretty stressful and we worked overtime towards the end of the month.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    satisfied

    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Newport Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    working at an investment manager owned by Wells Fargo. Hence removed from wider Wells Fargo "culture". Wells Fargo pay and benefits are on par with any big company.

    Cons

    Nothing major. While there is no visibility to the happenings at wider Wells Fargo, it is par for the course as I joined a small investment manager.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unbelievable sales pressure

    Current Employee - Personal Banker I  in  Arcadia, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I in Arcadia, CA

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

    Pros

    Great products and training program, opportunity for advancement, community involvement and professional environment.

    Cons

    Base pay for branch employees is not that great and while you can make commission, you are placed under enormous sales pressure and if you dont meet all your sales goals, you receive ZERO commission for your hard work. The only thing that matters to this company is generating more sales and taking more money from the public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know what and their employees think of them and they do not care.

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