Wells Fargo Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf
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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. 58 people found this helpful

    Cross Sell or Unemployment, Wells Fargo Only Wants Employees To Sell Customers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Benefits (but cost creeping up and coverage creeping down each year), Good Morale Both Management and Coworkers, and Honestly a Great Company.

    Cons

    Cross Selling is the only focus now, firing employees who are great at their job in every area that should matter but if the cross selling results are not meeting the ever ridiculous quota (which continues to rise) than you may not have a job next month. Expectation for customers to say yes to cross selling, leaving you with no real control of your job security. Stress!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross sell expectations are going to destroy the customers experience after all tenured employees are fired. All that will be left are employees that cross sell and could not resolve a true complex issue.

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

    Positive experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Get to work with a lot of great people on your team
    Geographically diverse teams

    Cons

    Health and other benefits (including paid time off) don't start immediately. Creates hardship for people.
    401K matching doesn't start for a year, and then is done on a quarterly basis instead of monthly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Stable company with strong values

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analytics Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Analytics Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great values and culture, they care about their employees and lots of growth opportunity

    Cons

    Very conservative which sometimes results in being behind the curve - can also be a benefit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really don't have any advice -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Ten plus years with this company and feel very fortunate to work for such a great company.

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    Current Employee - Service Manager II
    Current Employee - Service Manager II

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities and support if you are willing to work for it.

    Cons

    Goals are tough but if you can handle it, the sky is the limit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the vision and values while keeping good people over meeting or upping quotas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Intense, high stress job. Your experience depends a lot on your manager.

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    Current Employee - Teller in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Teller in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Wells Fargo part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits+ they pay your tuition.

    Cons

    High sales goals, a lot of stress, managers will bug you if you do something wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Although Wells Fargo is a very large company, if you prove you can add value and be dependable, you will get noticed.

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    Current Employee - Operations Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Accountant in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    -Strong reputation within the industry as well as from an external perspective when compared to other financial services firms
    -Quality benefits including a range of health insurance options that allow you to choose an optimal plan, great company match policy for 401(k), and a range of internal resources for career development
    -Nationwide footprint offers potential opportunities in almost any region one desires
    -Company culture, diversification, and community involvement are promoted through actions, not just words

    Cons

    -Compensation seems marginally below the competition, which possibly is a result of the quality benefits
    -Lack of cutting edge technology and almost seemingly focused on short-term costs vs. long-term benefits in regards to technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more willing to invest in technological advancements to provide teammates with the tools needed to excel as well as meet client requests

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. perfect

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    Former Employee - Csr3 in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Csr3 in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    great job for the pay

    Cons

    stupid shift bids always changing hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    It was Great, with top of the line technology, good loan product, good processor, and always good environment.

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    Former Employee - Home Mortgage Consultant
    Former Employee - Home Mortgage Consultant

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    High tech technology, good pay, Good office enviroment

    Cons

    All you need is Hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up with good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Project Manager for Internal Graphics Department.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager III in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager III in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits. Incredibly supportive community that aims to leverage one's strengths.

    Cons

    The company is almost TOO big. Offers little room for personal expression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more appreciative of the work that people do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. BBG RM review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    BBG provides great opportunity for training and opportunities to move up. Great support staff and customers.

    Cons

    Working with retail, pulled in 20 million directions, and all the reporting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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