Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
7,394 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

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.  

    A great place to work for

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    Former Employee - Applications Systems Engineer V in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Engineer V in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Competitive market salary. A lot of emphasis is given on teamwork and nurturing the employee.

    Cons

    Less opportunity of remote working. More bureaucratic set up as it takes time to get implemented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the lamest banks out there

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Leandro, CA

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

    Pros

    No need to work at all!!!!!!

    Cons

    I was on a consulting job here for 19 months. They exclusively hire incompetents. They are in love with them and hire them full time. You cannot get a system administrator to create an ID for you within 2 months. Their entire database is made of notepads and excel sheets. Your work never gets appreciated and the only thing that matters is soaping and buttering process of superiors. They bring in very cheap contractors from all over who are least motivated to work and laugh at you when you actually make little effort to do so.

    Not worth getting hired here at all, if you want any sort of career progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lowly person like me has Nothing to say to the GODS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    The people here are professional, laid-back, and respectful toward one another. Culturally, there's a lack of aggression and sense of "hierarchy," in a good way. It's inclusive. Even though I was a contractor, I felt like I was always treated with genuine respect and appreciation. Deadlines are reasonable. It's a bank, so it's not always the most creative work, but good and even great work does rise to the top.

    Cons

    I honestly can't really think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales sales sales

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker I in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Benefits, employees and pay. There is room for growth of the management likes you.

    Cons

    You are a number! U are hired to meet numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic with sales goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very friendly environment and lots of potential to move within the firm.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    great benefits and very friendly office culture. People are all very understanding and willing to work with you.

    Cons

    There could be some pressure at times for goals and workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity with challenges

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Senior Business Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Senior Business Leader in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    benefits, opportunity, variety of opportunity

    Cons

    hard to make a meaningful difference in a company this big

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the PACA talk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job.

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay is okay and you get 28 vacation days a year once you reach 10-years.

    Cons

    You work for a huge bureaucracy that is difficult to navigate and almost impossible to change. Frustration is a daily challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves. There's too many of you and not enough of us on the front line. Managers don't grow the topline, salespeople do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lotsa praise, lotsa trinkets, low pay

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Concord, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance
    Flexible work schedule2
    25+ paid time off days
    20 paid holidays
    401K Matching and profit sharing
    Respectful co-workers and management
    Quiet environment

    Cons

    WFCC notoriously under pays their employees, no matter how hard they work or how long they've been at the company. I have been with the bank 16 years and am not even paid at mid-range. You can negotiate until you are blue in the face and you will be politely but firmly told "No."Customer support is the least valued division of the company even though customer support is essential to retaining customers and attracting new customers. Also the culture encourages indirect communication. If you have a problem with a co-worker, you cannot address it directly with him/her, you have to go to your manager and your manager will talk with the co-worker's manager. This encourages a lot of tattling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allocate funds more generously to your customer support division. A pat on the back and cheap company trinkets do not pay the bills or adjust with the rate of inflation. Show me the money!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good to get expience

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    Current Employee - Teller in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Get a job that pays more minimum wage in hires without experience

    Cons

    Being in balance end of day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To help train employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Keep the balls juggling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager II in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Service Manager II in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of benefits and discounts. Plenty of locations and jobs to choose from.

    Cons

    As a salary employee, exempt from over time, I often need to work 45-55 hours per week. I have no work/life balance. I need to have perfect customer service scores/meet sales quotas and staff a branch that's open 7 days a week with 6 tellers and 4 bankers. There are too many balls to keep in the air. If I drop one I'm looked down upon. I'm always hiring new people due to high turnover which then negatively affects the customer service scores, sales quotas and losses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go on an average for customer service scores. Expecting 80% of customers to rate you as perfect is absurd. Stop promoting people so quickly before they have time to master their current skill set. If sales are so important than have a separate sales manager who coaches to that while branch and service manager focus on customer experience and audit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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