Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
7,127 Reviews
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7,127 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, depending on leadership

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance
    competitive salary
    benefits
    the people

    Cons

    those promoted to a leadership are not necessarily the best leaders - or even good leaders
    if you have a very specific role, there isn't a lot of room for growth or professional development
    getting more political by the day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the 360 reviews on management! There is nothing more frustrating than being asked, giving feedback and nothing changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Contractor's view at Wells Fargo

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

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

    Pros

    They have a great work life balance and a lot of their managers want you to do well and encourage you to take classes to help you in your career or even suggest open positions within the company that may help in your career advancement. They are also very flexible with your schedules.

    Cons

    For someone to move up in their position, it would take someone in your group to quit or get fired, so it takes a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved the job, hated sales requirements

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Teller in Alameda, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Wells Fargo is really an amazing company to work for. As a Teller, I enjoyed engaging with the many beautiful personalities (with the minor exception of a few) who entered the store.

    Cons

    Tellers should not be required to push sales. I hated the daily ''grading'' on whether or not I said the script word for word.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Customer Service Representative in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Online Customer Service Representative in Concord, CA

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

    Pros

    There are no pluses to working here.

    Cons

    There are too many to mention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid conservative bank

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, lots of room to move up if you work hard and lots of opportunities to learn. Also different paths to move in your career.

    Cons

    Politics, management is very hierarchical. Just learn how to navigate it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be cheap on retaining good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Started out ok went down hill from there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer in Concord, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Some truly great talent, but unfortunately way to heavy in management.

    Cons

    No regard for their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to get thinned out. Way to many chiefs. Not enough of these chief have ever been in the trenches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great people to work with

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

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Working with amazing people. You can be anything you want with this company. They're huge with promoting within the company and if you have passion and demonstrate that u have what it takes you will go far.

    Cons

    I would say that there is constant change. Management seems to always change and sales have been difficult with all the company changes currently happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is usually good. They care about your growth and push you to do better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very very slow!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - Pays well
    - technology processes are good and matured
    - Some people are very pleasant to work with

    Cons

    - They are extremely slow!! Its hard to imagine how insanely slow they are until you work for them. They take forever to get projects approved. And once approved they find out that they are out of funding or the projects are outdated or there are competing projects. As a result projects get cancelled or they need to be restarted. They waste a lot of money in these project approval processes. This does not happen to one or two...many many projects are like this
    - A lot of unnecessary meetings with a lot of people (sometimes 30+)
    - People sitting in the management level have old school mentality. They have been working for the company for a long time. As a result, no drive
    - A lot of talk. No execution
    - Power abuse by some managers
    - No innovation
    - Very slow culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Plan/communicate well. You will be able to detect competing projects early on and establish some kind of time commitment. Projects should not take forever to complete
    - Hire smart people and keep them engaged
    - Promote/hire people carefully. You don't want to have managers who abuse power

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Bank with many opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Foreign Exchange Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Foreign Exchange Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    There are many options in a large bank for just about anyone. The pay tends to be more than the rest of the market, since they can afford the good talent.

    Cons

    Banks have experienced a fleeting of good talent due to various social and economic issues, resulting in the greatest minds working for companies they actually believe in. Before working for a large bank, one must ask themselves whether the salary is worth the foregone potential of idealism and self worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A banks upper management will never empathize with their subordinates. Don't expect much recognition or visibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fast paced environment with some legacy technology stack

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

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Very committed and talented set of people.

    Cons

    1. lacks work life balance
    2. pressure to showcase your work all the time to be recognized. This develops unhealthy competition among peers trying to take credit for the work.
    3. Contractors and full time employees are treated differently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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