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  1.  

    I worked in many back office positions. Each was well run but some managers were dumb as rocks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I was paid well for the work required from my entry level work to the officer work. Excellent training!

    Cons

    They put too much emphasis on sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing your staff so hard to sell the benefits Wells has for consumers. The benefits really do speak for themselves

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Easy Street

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    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Comfortable, 40-hour week, 5 weeks paid vacation

    Cons

    1 cog in a wheel of 300,000+ employees. Advancement very, very difficult - based more on seniority. I left to get a PhD in economics after feeling I was stuck in one place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lifestyle is great. Was told directly that "to move up, you generally have to eventually move out." Which is pretty disappointing to think that successful work doesn't really get rewarded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    data analyst

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    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    They has a very low workload, most of the time just sit there watching movie or cartoon
    time are flexible, can came when ever you want or can work at home

    Cons

    they have a very low pay, much less than first republic bank does
    the team is very small, sometime you dont know who should ask for the question

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Never a boring day

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

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

    Pros

    great flexibility of schedule once you have proven yourself
    opportunities to do different jobs and move within the company
    focus on teamwork

    Cons

    large company equates to a lot of training and restrictions that don't pertain to every job
    pay increases have progressively gotten smaller over the years... 2% or less in the last 5 year
    pay is not as competitive as other company and recruiting is difficult

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Don't work here

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    There are no pluses to working here.

    Cons

    There are too many to mention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Teller in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in San Rafael, CA

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

    Pros

    good environment, training and people

    Cons

    personal growth. compensation,and time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very very slow!!!

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo as a contractor (less than a 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
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    Current philosophy is to sacrifice employee experience and customer service in favor of their 10% growth.

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    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package is pretty good. It used to be a place where you could really bond with your fellow workers.

    Cons

    Company now puts all value on their bottom line, turning what used to be a good and enjoyable work place into an exteremeky stressful environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whatever happened to "People As a Competitive Value"?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Project Managers

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

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

    Pros

    The compensation is decent but they do not increase your pay by a lot or provide much growth.

    Cons

    The compensation is decent but they do not increase your pay by a lot or provide much growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand by your team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Financial Consultant 4

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    Former Employee - Financial Consultant IV in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant IV in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Overall, people are nice.

    Cons

    Large company, so work can be too specific, and lack strategic importance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    identify talented people and growth them.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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