Wells Fargo Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
6,683 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is good and I was able to see a number of interesting deals (in 270 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year (in 466 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales goals that must be met whether the customer wants or needs the products (in 531 reviews)

  • work- life balance very difficult with the stress management gives to produce (in 128 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company, good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Technology in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Technology in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compmany, benefits, culture, work environment, socially conscious and community oriented

    Cons

    Very large and full of silos, easy to get lost in the company immenseness. Company goals and good intentions are lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to eliminate silos, live up to promises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Corporate Risk Intern experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Risk Analytics in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Risk Analytics in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Intelligent, sociable, and enjoyable co-workers
    Work-life balance is excellent
    A lot of resources for employes (free online training, health benefits, socials & networking events)
    Conservative bank culture

    Overall the experience was enjoyable. The people and culture were the biggest factor in my experience at Wells Fargo. Culture is relaxed and supportive. Many people are willing to help other team members if asked. Good exposure to technology used within Wells. Great name for the resume as well.

    Cons

    Work may lack challenge and stimulation
    A lot of down time —may feel unproductive for prolonged periods
    Compensation feels subpar

    Many interns felt under-challenged. The work and projects were very easy. As a result, there was minimal learning and a lot of free time. However, this is a great opportunity to network and take the initiative for your own projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation
    Hire better talent to create synergy and motivation within teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    14+ years off and on consulting with WF, all positive experiences

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well-run company overall, friendly coworkers, decent compensation

    Cons

    Can be slow to adopt new technologies, gaining consent from multiple stakeholders can make getting projects from conception to launch challenging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Reputable employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Diverse Segments Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Diverse Segments Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I loved working for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage because they consistently provided extensive training and education that directly affected my daily work responsibilities.

    Cons

    Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is a fast paced environment for professionals willing to do whatever it takes to succeed and help families succeed financially. If you're not an A+ personality type who loves sales...you may not want to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop dedicated, loyal employees instead of letting new outside executives affect your retention of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, excellent opportunities

    Cons

    company very spread out across US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always continue to motivate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Environment of caring individuals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Client Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    collaboration, bank hours, opportunities for promotion, great place to make friends, lots of training that betters WF employees

    Cons

    many compliance obstacles, can't wear jeans to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you can work at Hells Fargo you can work ANYWHERE

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time

    Pros

    The only thing that Wells Fargo does best is hire extraordinary people. You will meet some of the most amazing people working here that you will learn a lot from. If you are lucky to land a great manager and perform well, you can be promoted very quickly and many opportunities are available. Very fast paced working environment and cut throat sales. If you can survive here, you can survive anywhere.

    Cons

    Its all about SALES. Its a numbers game. They demand unrealistic sales quotas which leads people to conduct "unethical" sales practices. Are they bad people? NO. The sales pressure is so big that if you don't hit daily quotas you will be chastised by managers and upper management. If you don't perform, you're life will be hell and eventually be pushed out. If you give in to the dark side with unethical sales, you will feel sick to your stomach until you eventually get promoted or fired after being investigated. WF strives for perfect customer service but how is that possible when they keep stuffing unwanted products down customer's throats?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop obsessing over sales. The goals are ridiculous and unrealistic. Too many great people have been fired or left because of these idiotic stretch goals. Upper management gets to live comfortably while the small fries are expendable and work their behinds off to make management look good. No loyalty whatsoever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Disorganized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Manager III in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Compliance Manager III in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid place to begin a career. Learn all you can and then search else where.

    Cons

    Climbing the ladder is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down (not cut off) on the middle management bureaucracy that is adding little value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    personal banker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE) in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    full benefits such as Paid Time Off, health benefits, 401K etc.
    work normal bank hours, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm

    Cons

    sales pressure is extremely high, pay is not where is should be for as much work we put into the job. Focus only on sale goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees good and they will their customers good. Pay better for retail banking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Steady as the stagecoach

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Made to really feel like a member of a team rather an employee. All levels truly care about the team mates and protecting the brand.

    Cons

    Working in headquarters position, expect to spend most of the day on conference calls and working with others spread across the US. Can be a challenge if virtual consensus building and decision making are not a strength.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time walking around and just talking with team members, not presenting to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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