Wells Fargo Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf
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Pros
  • They sometimes care about work/life balance (in 283 reviews)

  • good benefits a great company to move up (in 488 reviews)

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

  • Management does not have much of a work life balance (in 138 reviews)

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  1. Technical writer

    Former Contractor - Consultant Writer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Consultant Writer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I have worked for many clients in the banking / investing sector.

    Cons

    The work may require working with subject matter experts who work remotely and do not understand the subtleties of the English language.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a very thorough explanation of your expectations and who they can depend upon for background information.


  2. Corporate Communication Intern

    Current Intern - Corporate Communication in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Corporate Communication in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Awesome team member who really encouraged and challenged me.

    Cons

    There were no other interns in the office


  3. Business Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Job Security
    -Good employee benefits
    -Easy to climb up the ladder

    Cons

    -Technology used is outdated. It is a huge company so don't expect to stand out through good work ethics alone.


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  5. Spotty Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This place, like every other big company, has pockets of greatness and pockets of weakness. There are some departments that have great leadership and some pockets where that leadership is terrible.

    Cons

    Corporate politics are rampant and the only thing most management cares about is maximizing profits. Not much attention is paid to ensuring that the place is good to work in and to develop people. Proceed with caution!

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to people development and eliminating politics where the only people who win are those who are dishonest and stab people in the back when they're not looking.


  6. The Ritz-Carlt0n of Call Centers, but still a Call Center

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, great co-workers, newly remodeled floor for the Call Center, and management is good about monthly one-on-one meetings to discuss performance.

    Cons

    I'm convinced that any type of Service role in a Call Center is pretty bad. I cannot really speak for other parts of the company, but I personally hated working in the brokerage Call Center. You have to clock out to get a drink of water or go to the bathroom and that time counts against your numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Do not tell interviewees that they can go anywhere within the company that they want after their year commitment is completed, especially do not tell them you will help put them anywhere they want - because you cannot. Don't speak poorly of people to internal hiring managers when someone is up for a job in a different department. If you do not want someone on your team then why don't you let them move to a different department? It's like you don't want that person but you don't want anyone else to have them.


  7. teller

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good place to work to start career

    Cons

    hrs and schedule to get feet wet in careere


  8. Human Resources

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

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hard working and caring people
    Concern for the customer is paramount

    Cons

    Heavy regulatory environment
    HR practices are not as progressive as many other companies


  9. Senior Information Security Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Information Security Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Information Security Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great co-workers, good benefits, flex work gours

    Cons

    heavy process layers, average to low salary

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people


  10. Don't work here if you're an engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - QA Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - QA Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My managers were the best (I think I just got lucky though)

    Cons

    Zero perks, benefits. All the employees had to pay for their own food when we had team lunches. Contractors were not allowed at holiday parties. Our offices were very bleak. Never had any team events.
    Salaries were not competitive.
    Way too much documentation.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees like you treat yourselves. They deserve it


  11. Not Bad - seen better, seen worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mild management, not too focused on results. I'm sure it's really hard to get fired.

    Cons

    No sense of urgency among employees; attitude is "it's just a job", yet -- 'team members' are strangely loyal.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone sees through the cheerleader malarkey. Loyalty to a company is built between human beings who treat each other well. Paying lip service to company slogans and promotions is always just an act.



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